Expandable Industrial Panel PC Series for Industry 4.0 & IoT Applications
The PCA80XXX series is an expandable panel PC series powered by the Intel® Core i3-6100TE 2.7GHz processor. With features such as touch screen and rich I/O connectors, the PCA80XXX series can be customized to fit specific industry requirements and supports smart factory solutions. The PCs come in various LCD display sizes ranging from 15" to 21.5" and feature a resistive type touch screen monitor. There is also an option for a projected capacitive type touch screen monitor for industries that require multi-touch features or higher touch sensitivity and transparency rates. For outdoor applications, PCA80XXX supports the option for a 1000-nit high brightness display and optical bonding. The system supports two 206-pin SO-DIMM memory of up to 32GB DDR4 2133MHz and two 2.5" SATA SSD storage bays. PCA80XXX 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. The PCA80XXX series is a reliable solution with high computing abilities and flexible configurations fit for a wide range of applications. With the ability to take control of factory automation management, 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.