RDS enhances embedded systems solutions capability

Display solutions and embedded systems provider, Review Display Systems Inc. (RDS) has today announced the availability of a range of complementary industrial specification SBC (single board computers) and high resolution TFT (thin film transistor) display modules which are ideally suited for use in the design and development of integrated embedded systems.

Review Display Systems are now supplying and supporting European-manufactured, industrial specification SBCs from Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology, and high performance, high resolution TFT display modules from Taiwanese-based display manufacturer P.G Display Electronics.

With an ambition to deliver fully integrated system solutions, RDS are providing a complete embedded design and configuration capability that includes the integration of computing hardware, displays,  touchscreens, interconnect, mechanical fixtures and fittings, and custom operating systems and software.

Designed by Fujitsu, the industrial specification Kontron D3544-S SBC series supports fan-less operation with Intel Celeron J4005, J4105 and Pentium J5005 processors. The D3544-S provides exceptional graphic performance with the integrated Intel UHD graphics processor supporting a maximum of 3 independent eDP (embedded DisplayPort) interface connections, and up to 4K (4096 x 2160 pixel) display resolution.

Support for a wide range of applications and industrial usage is provided with an extensive range of on-board peripheral options. The D3544-S can be uniquely configured with memory options of up to 16GBytes of DDR4 2400 SDRAM supported in a single SO DIMM socket. The compact mini-STX form factor of the D3544 has mechanical outline dimensions of just 5.5″ x 5.8″ (140mm x 148mm). An operating temperature range of 0°C to 60°C is supported.

Peter Marchant, embedded division manager, Review Display Systems said, “Our strategy is to nurture and develop new partnerships with device designers, consultancies and businesses, to collaborate in the design, development and production of integrated embedded systems. The Kontron D3544 SBC provides a highly integrated computing platform which, with the addition of high resolution TFT displays, enables the development and creation of bespoke embedded systems. Working with RDS as a design and manufacturing partner enables access to the latest technology, unrivalled technical support and endorsed product availability.”

Also available from Review Display Systems, is a range of high performance, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) TFT displays from P.G Display Electronics. The 11.6-inch XF116FHD01A-IEHL, 13.3-inch XF133FHD01A-IEHL and 15.5-inch XF156FHD01A-IEHL display modules all exhibit compact mechanical outline dimensions, white LED backlight, a 16:9 aspect ratio, high contrast and high colour saturation, and wide viewing angles. All three TFT displays feature a fully integrated 30-pin eDP interface which enables simple and straightforward connection to the Kontron D3544 SBC.

To aid and assist the design, development and delivery of ‘proof-of-concept’ embedded systems, the in-house engineering team at RDS have successfully integrated three independent Full HD TFT displays, each displaying different image content, to a single Kontron D3544 SBC without the need for any additional hardware.

The Kontron D3544 SBC will function with a Microsoft Windows 10 or Linux-64 operating system. RDS can create and implement bespoke options for both firmware and OS support, such as custom embedded Windows system images, and exclusive configurations to provide corporate branding or logos on BIOS start-up splash screens.

TFT display modules can also be enhanced to meet application specific needs and design requirements with the addition of optically bonded projected capacitive touchscreens and protective, silk-screen printed cover glass.

Review Display Systems has  a design and production team with over 20 years’ experience across a range of embedded electronics systems which brings considerable technical expertise and commercial experience to the design and manufacture of embedded systems featuring high performance computing platforms and high quality TFT displays.