Expandable Industrial Touch Panel PC Series for Industry 4.0 & IoT Applications
The PCA80XXX series is an expandable touch panel PC series with a full metal chassis and an IP66-rated aluminum front die-casting design. The systems are powered by the 6th Generation Intel Core processor and support up to 32GB of memory. With a rich I/O interface and touch screen technology (Resistive or Projected Capacitive touch screen), these expandable panel PCs are ideal for intelligent automation and smart factory solutions. The PCA80XXX series is available in four touch screen LCD display sizes: 15", 15.6", 17", and 21.5". The displays come standard with a Resistive type touch screen with a USB interface. The option for a Projected Capacitive type touch screen is available as well for industries requiring multi-touch capability or higher touch sensitivity. For outdoor applications or highly lit environments, users can select the optional 1000-nits high brightness display. The PCA80XXX is powered by the Intel® Core i3-6100TE processor with upgradable options for the Core i5-6500TE or Core i7-6700TE processor. The system supports two SO-DIMM DDR4L memory up to 32GB memory and two 2.5" SATA SSD storage bays. The panel PC also incorporates two PCIe expansion slots (1 x PCIe x 1 + 1 x PCIe x 16 slots) that allows users to connect various devices and components to the PC. These PCs are excellent for smart industry solutions as they provide rich I/O connectors with strong data handling and network connecting abilities. The standard I/O ports for PCA80XXX includes 3 x COM ports (2 for RS-232, 1 for RS-422/485), 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x RJ45 GbE LAN, 1 x DB-15 VGA, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x Audio Port (Line-out, Mic-in). The PCA80XXX expandable panel PC series is a reliable solution with high computing abilities and flexible configuration, making it the ideal system for a wide range of applications. With the ability to take control of factory automation management, the PCA80XXX establishes and automates efficient, cost-effective processes and workflow with maximum flexibility and increased productivity.
What are PCIe Expansion Slots?
PCIe (peripheral component interconnect express) is a standard interface that connects peripheral components or add-on cards to the motherboard. PCIe slots can also be described as a standard for connecting devices to computers. The internal structural design of PCIe is a lot like a local area network in that each link goes to a central hub in the computer that performs network-like switching. PCIe slots can be used to add GPU cards, RAID cards, Wi-Fi cards, and SSD cards. PCI Express slots come in a variety of physically different sizes referred to by the maximum lane count they support, ie. x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, and x32. When the PCIe card is installed, a connection or link is formed between the PCIe device and the system. The link is constructed around a bi-directional serial point-to-point connection called a “lane”. A link can use more than one lane at a time by all links compliant with the PCIe specification, but must minimally support single-lane connections, known as “x1” links. For greater potential bandwidth, PCIe devices and systems have the option to support links using multiple simultaneous lanes- for example; an “x16” link uses 16 lanes.