OnLogic has announced the launch of the Factor 201, a compact fanless industrial PC based on Raspberry Pi CM4 (Compute Module 4) for Edge IoT applications, and is working on the Factor 202 industrial controller with onboard digital and analog I/Os (DIO & AIO), as well as a capacitive touchscreen.
The company offers DIN and wall mount options for the computer. The system runs Raspberry Pi OS or Ubuntu 20.04 with extra drivers, and software documentation can be found on Onlogic website.
Since the Factor 201 targets industrial environments, Onlogic tested the fanless device at higher ambient temperatures starting at 40°C, and increased the temperature by 5°C every four hours in a thermal chamber, while doing a stress test simulating a 75% load. At 40 and 45C the Broadcom BCM2711 processor runs at 1.3 GHz, this quickly drops to 1.1 GHz at 50°C, then 900 Mhz at 55°C, and finally 700 MHz at 60°C with the CPU itself getting really hot at 85°C.
OnLogic Factor 201 is available for pre-order with the price starting at $333 for a system with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4with 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, WiFi, as well as a 64GB SATA SSD, and a 2-year warranty.
The controller expanded on the industrial PC with a small touchscreen display, digital and analog I/Os, and a larger form factor.
OnLogic Factor 202 specifications:
At the time of writing, we do not know when it will be available, and at what price, but we can safely assume $400+. More details may be found on the product page.
Via PhoronixJean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
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