Compact box computer and signage system feature RK3399


Advantech’s compact “EPC-R4710” embedded pc and $303-and-up “DS-100” signage system run Android or Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 with 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, as much as 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and M.2 growth.

Final week whereas exploring Advantech’s Rockchip RK3399 powered ROM-5780 SMARC module, we noticed two RK3399 based mostly Advantech computer systems marked as “new.” It’s laborious to see how new since we’ve seen no bulletins or media protection. (Advantech not often publicizes its {hardware} merchandise, saving its PR for main platform initiatives and strategic partnerships.) The EPC-R4710, which can be marked as “preliminary,” seems to be newer than the DS-100, which is offered from a number of sources promoting for as little as $339 or $303 for the DS-100 Lite mannequin.

EPC-R4710 (left) and DS-100
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Each merchandise assist Android and Linux, which within the case of the DS-100 is additional detailed as Android 7.1.2 and Debian 9 with Linux Kernel 4.4. The fanless programs use Rockchip’s customary RK3399 mannequin with 2x Cortex-A72 cores @ 1.8GHz, 4x -A53 cores @ 1.4GHz, and a Mali-T864 GPU.


The 190 x 150 x 43mm EPC-R4710 is primarily designed for kiosk, POS, and merchandising machine functions. The system consumes 15W at increase velocity, and ships with 2GB LPDDR4-1333, a microSD slot, and 16GB eMMC for the OS and bootloader.

EPC-R4710 element views
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The EPC-R4710 is supplied with 2x RTL8211FSI-powered Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0, and single USB 3.Zero and micro-USB OTG ports. There are 6x COM ports, which break down as 3x 2-wire RS232, 2x 4-wire RS232/485, and a single RS232 debug port. You additionally get 5x GPIO by way of a DB9 port and SPI and I2C headers.

Media I/O contains 2x HDMI ports, one among which presents 4K and the opposite HD decision. You additionally get an eDP port, 2x audio jacks, dual-channel LVDS, and MIPI-CSI interfaces.

For growth the system supplies an M.2 E-key 2230 slot for an elective WiFi-ac/BT module. There’s additionally a mini-PCIe slot for elective 4G modules for Chinese language and US markets, in addition to a SIM card slot and 4x antenna mounts.

The EPC-R4710 has a 12VDC jack with energy and reset buttons and an elective energy provide. Different options embody twin LEDs, an RTC, and a watchdog. The system is offered in Zero to 50°C and -20 to 70°C SKUs and presents 5% ~ 95% humidity tolerance.



The DS-100 is an entry-level signage system with as much as twin 4K show assist by way of 4Kp60 and 1080p prepared HDMI ports. Two fashions can be found: The usual 135 x 130 x 29mm GF mannequin has 2x GbE ports whereas the 115 x 110 x 20mm GL (DS-100 Lite) mannequin has a single GbE port and lacks the GF mannequin’s console port. The second GbE port on the GF mannequin just isn’t addressable in case you run Android.

DS-100 Lite and DS-100 (left) and element views
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The DS-100 ships with 2GB LPDDR3-1600, 16GB eMMC, and a microSD slot. Different options embody USB 3.Zero and a couple of.Zero host ports, an audio jack, and an M.2 2230 slot with an elective 802.11ac/BT 4.2 module.

The system has a 12VDC enter and adapter with AT mode, a reset button, 2x LEDs, and wall- and elective VESA mounting. There’s a Zero to 60°C working vary with 95% @ 40°C, non-condensing, humidity tolerance and EMC certifications. The system is offered with elective content material administration Software program

Additional data

No pricing or availability data was supplied for the “preliminary” EPC-R4710. The DS-100-Lite is offered for $302.77 at Workplace Specialties and $408 Canadian at PC-Canada. At Mouser, the DL100 sells for $338.75 and the Lite goes for $312.50. The DS-100 can be accessible at different places, together with Connection, the place it sells for $373.95.

Extra data could also be present in Advantech’s EPC-R4710 and DS-100 product pages.

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