A New Simple Touch Screen HMI Controller for Embedded Systems

Corwen, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2012

The Artila M-9G45A is a credit card size SOM powered by a 400MHz Atmel AT91SAM9G45 ARM Thumb Processor with memory management unit, and equipped with 128MB DDR2 RAM, 128MB NAND Flash, and 2MB DATAFlash. The M-9G45A stands out by acting as a Touch Screen Controller for LCDs up to 1280 x 860 pixels in size making it ideal for HMI applications. This feature allows users to choose a LCD from 3.5 to 12 for their user interface design. The M-9G45A also comes with four UART ports, one 10/100Mbps Ethernet, one USB 2.0 high speed port, GPIO, SPI, I2C and I2S bus, and for their design of RS-232/485 communication, wired and wireless connectivity, audio I/O and digital I/O control.

The M-9G45A is designed with easy to use in mind. Its 2.0 mm pin header (which is a widely used electronic component) and 128 distinct function pins reduce users time in hardware design and software porting. In addition to the tool chain which comes with the Artila CD includes many handy software utilities and device drivers.

The M-9G45A is pre-installed with Linux 2.6.38 OS, a busybox utility collection, lighttpd Web server, and various hardware device drivers. The GTK+ tool kit and qt4 embedded are also included to assist the user to develop a graphic user interface. In addition to Linux OS, the user can install WinCE 6.0 on the M-9G45A which makes it familiar for the Microsoft user. The remote display control utility included in the WinCE 6.0 allows user to control the device from a computer located at a remote site.

M-9G45A Starter Kit

To get the develop up and running with the System on Module, Artila can also supply a Starter Kit which includes a base board with interface comnnectors and a M-9G45A module.

Artila Electronics

Artila Electronics Co., Ltd. is an emerging force in the industrial computer field, dedicated to minimising mass while maximising utility. Unlike other industrial computer providers in the market who mainly use x86 plus Windows solutions, Artila focuses on ARM-core RISC CPU with embedded Linux and WinCE solutions, matched with Artila’s 10 plus years of experience in RS-232/422/485 industrial communication and TCP/IP networking. Artila’s product range consists of Serial-to-Ethernet embedded modules, ARM9/Linux box computers, and ARM9/Linux SOMs (system-on-modules).

The Debug Store

The Debug Store distributes Artila Electronics’ Automation Controllers and System-on-Module controllers in the UK, Ireland and Europe. It specialises in supplying embedded systems development tools and electronic test equipment to electronic engineers in the UK and thoughout Europe and is known as “The Electronic Engineers’ Tool Store”. The company was founded and is run by John Legg, an experienced embedded hardware and software engineer whose philosophy has always been to introduce innovative solutions to the embedded systems developer and to back them with both pre and post sales advice and support.

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