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Technologic Systems releases the TS-TPC-7390 7-inch Touch Panel Computer powered by 200MHz Arm9™ core

Published as a News Article on May 31, 2008 (Updated Feb 11, 2022)

Technologic Systems announces the release of the TS-TPC-7390 7-inch Touch Panel Computer for the third quarter of 2008. The TS-TPC-7390 is a low-power and low-cost computer solution that targets industrial HMI (Human Machine Interface) touch-screen applications through the use of Linux software for quick GUI (Graphical User Interface) application development.


The TS-TPC-7390 is an industrial-grade WVGA touchscreen computer with audio codec and speaker. Utilizing a low-power EP9302 Arm9™-based CPU, it requires no fans or heat-sinks. Reliability is enhanced through entirely solid-state operation with no moving parts. The rugged aluminum support elegantly frames the 7-inch TFT LCD, making it an ideal solution for mounting on a wall or cabinet. The computer unit is mounted to the back of the panel, providing access to a wide variety of connectors, including 2 10/100BASE-T Ethernet ports, 2 full-speed USB ports, DIO, and serial ports. The unit runs Debian Linux 2.6 and Debian Sarge out of the box and is suitable for a wide range of HMI-type and simple GUI applications.

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Features include:

  • Powered by TS-7390 engine
  • 200MHz Arm9™-based CPU w/ 64MB SDRAM
  • User-programmable 5K LUT Lattice XP2 FPGA
  • Touch-Screen and Audio Speaker
  • 800x480 TFT-LCD core w/ video out
  • 8MB Dedicated Framebuffer w/ video core
  • DUAL 10/100 Ethernet ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max)
  • 1 SD Card slot (up to 6MB/s DMA)
  • 4 RS-232, 2 TTL COM ports
  • 40-pin header with ADC, SPI, I2C, DIO...
  • Industrial Quality Design
  • Boots Linux 2.6 in about 1.5 seconds
  • Unbrickable, boots from SD or NAND
  • Runs Xorg, DirectFB, GTK+, and Java
  • Eclipse IDE out-of-the-box


The TS-7390 single board computer powers the TS-TPC-7390 Touch Panel Computer. The TS-7390 features a multi-purpose 200MHz Arm9™-based CPU. It allows for development of multi-function embedded applications through its multiple peripheral interfaces, which include on-board RAM, NAND flash, dual 10/100 Ethernet ports, dual USB 2.0 hosts, serial ports, SD card socket, A/D channels, digital I/O lines, temperature sensor, real time clock, audio codec and speaker, video framebuffer, touchscreen and LCD video interfaces, etc.

The default load for the 5K LUT Lattice XP2 FPGA provides additional peripherals, such as SD card socket, extra serial ports, and an 800x480 Color TFT-LCD video core. The FPGA also provides an 8-bit multiplexed expansion bus for inclusion of daughter cards, with connectors' pins connected straight to the FPGA. The FPGA is user-programmable via Linux utility.

The TS-7390 computer is extremely rugged and reliable. Temperature operation is fanless and range is industrial standard at lower CPU speeds. Power input range is flexible from 5V DC to 28V DC. The power supplies for both the LCD and the LCD back-light are controlled via software.


The TS-7390 SBC product runs Linux 2.6 and Debian Etch by default out of 512MB on-board flash or an SD card. Bootup time to a Linux shell prompt is about 1.5 seconds, and the full Debian Etch filesystem is available. The full featured Debian Linux (version Etch) distribution includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet, and other network services are available with C/PHP for embedded CGI development. Custom Linux GUI applications can be developed using X Windows (Xorg-Xserver), DirectFB with LiTE (included), GTK+ on top of Xorg or DirectFB (included), Java AWT (included) or QtEmbedded libraries (available for download). In addition, the Eclipse IDE for Windows configured for out-of-the-box embedded development with the TS-7390 computer is provided along with the 2GB development SD card.


The TS-TPC-7390 starts shipping in July 2008 and quantity 1 price is $449, including enclosure, LCD, and computer unit. Quantity discounts are available. For further information regarding product specifications, visit Technologic Systems website at www.embeddedTS.com or call us at 480-837-5200 (Arizona time).


Technologic Systems is an Embedded Systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for over 20 years. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers and peripherals, and we offer custom configurations and design services. In addition, we specialize in the Arm® architecture, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.


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