TFT controller specially designed for 4K medical applications

19-01-2023 | Display Technology | Industrial

Available now from Display Technology is the Artista M4 – the latest member of the Artista TFT controller series – specifically catering to TFT displays with exceptional resolutions up to 3840x2160. The new solution offers an in-house developed baseboard with the most advanced Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM4 that comes furnished with a 64-bit quad processor and fast LPDDR4 memory. With this much power at a user's disposal, it can be used for info terminals and 4K applications in medical technology or building management.

The controller provides remarkable performance and an economical price tag while connecting to nearly any TFT display with V-by-One interface and PCAP touchscreens. For rapid data transfer to the network, Gigabit Ethernet is combined as standard. Moreover, radio modules can be connected through a convenient M.2 interface for wireless data transmission - dual-band WLAN 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 are available here, together with either internal or external antennae configurations.

External sources, such as an X86 PC, may be connected through HDMI-in so that either the content of the integrated Raspberry Pi or the external source may be shown on the connected display. An incredibly convenient and powerful feature that provides users with more versatility when displaying their work. The Audio and Camera Interface is an excellent solution for conference rooms, enabling sound and image transmission. Soon to be released, the IO module offers a unique expansion board that provides CAN and RS232 or RS485 as well as freely programmable digital inputs and outputs - making it easier to implement PLC applications with CODESYS.

Unlocking the full potential of device is achievable only with the correct software. Raspberry Pi OS comes pre-installed, enabling users to customise their own applications. DISTEC further provides various operating systems and software tailored for optimal usage in mulltiple scenarios, such as HMIs, conference rooms, info monitors in public areas or large websites in full display mode.

With a guarantee of long-term availability for at least six years, DISTEC's Artista M4 provides project-specific adaptations and system solutions efficiently. An eDP display version is currently being developed to further extend the possibilities.


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