Industrial Computing Device Powered By Raspberry Pi

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The powerful computing device provides efficient fanless cooling and is suitable for a wide range of IoT applications

Integrating Raspberry Pi’s latest CM4 Compute Module with industrial-grade hardware has resulted in the development of an industrial computer that offers powerful computation to factories, warehouses and a wide range of IoT applications.

The computing device comes with aluminium heat sinks, which provides efficient fanless cooling that protects internal components while creating a distinct footprint. 

“This isn’t going to be just another off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi enclosed in an inexpensive case,” said OnLogic Solution Architect, Johnny Chen. “Our system will offer a unique opportunity to prototype solutions on Raspberry Pi architecture and then rapidly deploy to the factory floor or within a stacked solution. The established Raspberry Pi maker community has built an incredible foundation on which innovations in the Industry 4.0, SCADA and IoT spaces are now possible.”

Features and Specifications include:

  • Raspberry Pi CM4 SOM processor
  • Up to 8 GB onboard LPDDR4 memory
  • Up to 32 GB Onboard eMMC storage 
  • M.2 2280 SATA storage
  • Wide operating temperature range

Available I/O

  • 2 GbE LAN ports
  • 2 USB 3.2 ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 RS-232/422/485 Terminal Block
  • 1 Micro-HDMI port
  • 1 Micro-USB for OTG

“By utilising each element of the design for multiple purposes, we’re able to create an incredibly effective device in a small form factor,” said OnLogic Head of Design, Dave Lovegrove. “We’ve carried our expertise in passive cooling and the iconic design language from our Helix series into the development of our Raspberry Pi-powered device; meaning there are no moving parts, greater reliability, and protection against the ingress of particulate.”

Measuring just 102.5 x 129 x 38 mm, the small form factor device will soon be provided by OnLogic.