Artila Releases Linux-based Programmable Automation Controller

Artila Electronics has announced their iPAC-5010, an ARM9-based, Linux-ready, programmable automation controller. The iPAC-5010, featuring both a reliable ARM9 SoC and Linux operating system, is a suitable solution for facility management, remote device monitoring, building automation, and machine control.

The iPAC-5010 is powered by Artila's M-501 SoM which is equipped with an Atmel AT91RM9200, 180MHz ARM9 RISC SoC, onboard 64MB SDRAM, 16MB Flash memory, and Linux 2.6 OS pre-installed. Moreover, the iPAC-5010 provides 16 channels of isolated digital input to monitor the On/Off status of external sensors and devices, eight channels of Darlington pair transistors to switch On/Off external relays, one RS-485 to access industrial serial devices, an RS-232 for dial-up connection via a GSM/GPRS modem, two USB ports for Flash memory disks, both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus USB camera expansions and an SD socket are also available for mass storage expansion. The dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports are ready for the user to implement flexible network functions such as redundant Ethernet, industrial protocols conversion, internet gateway, and firewall/VPN.

In addition to its open Linux operating system, the iPAC-5010 also boasts a boa web server, busybox utility, and the Gnu C/C++ GLIBC tool chain - a perfect platform ready for web-based applications. Its DIN-RAIL mount design, wide range of 9 to 40 VDC power input capability, and low power RISC SoC make the iPAC-5010 extremely suitable for numerous industrial applications.

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