BETA Lite

  • 4.3″ 480 x 272 resolution TFT LCD
  • Projected Capacitive or Resistive touch screen
  • 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 256MB, 512MB or 1GB DDR3L memory
  • MicroSD socket or 8GB eMMC Flash storage
  • USB 2.0 Host and Device, LAN, SPI, I2C, 2x RS232 port, 1x RS232/422/485 ports
  • Stereo audio inputs and outputs, audio amplifier
  • Plastic ‘soft touch’ frame
  • Vertical connectors for panel mounting

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Description

The BETA Lite is a pre-integrated embedded touch screen module configuration designed for low-cost applications that still require the functionality expected of a feature-packed single board computer. Its compact size make it ideal for modernising the interface of basic systems or where a product is limited by the available space.

A BETA touch screen HMI is the ideal LCD platform for quickly creating your new touchscreen based product. Each BETA HMI consists of a touch screen, LCD, single board computer, mechanicals and injection moulded bezel together with the relevant approvals and rigorous environmental testing. You just need to add your software to get your new product to market.

Our BETA touch screen platform is designed and manufactured in the UK. It offers great value for money together with excellent engineering and high reliability. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of technical support so that, if necessary, you have access to information when you need it.

The BETA platform is completely configurable. It allows you to pick the components that match your application more closely, so if this particular pre-selected configuration doesn’t match your requirements then get in touch with us to discover the other options available.

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Can we buy the Beta units with a different coloured bezel?

Yes, we can supply Beta units with custom coloured bezels subject to a minimum quantity of 100 pieces

Can we design our own PCB with the connectors we require for our product and industry?

Yes. One of our main goals when we designed the Beta range was to enable our customers to design their own PCBs and also include their own circuitry if they wished. Have a look at the Hardware manual to start with for the signals provided on the 50 way 2mm connector. Also look at the 3D CAD files for the dimensions.

Can you provide a custom design service if we choose not to design in house?

Yes. We can. We can also manufacture and test the complete Beta unit and provide a warranty.

Which operating system do you recommend we use with Beta?

It really depends on your experience and what you are trying to achieve. Android is very good in that it has an established development environment (using Java) and the development cycle can be fast as there are many programmers who are experienced with this platform. We provide our own API to provide access to all the interfaces that Android does not normally support (ever seen an RS232, RS485, I2C or Ethernet port on a mobile phone?) to make as easy possible for you. Linux does not have the constraints of Android in that it gives you incredible freedom to create your unique development environment and tools. If you have the necessary experience then Linux can be a great basis for a new product design and Ubuntu is one of the most popular flavours.

DOCUMENTATION

File Name Description Download
BETA Lite datasheet Datasheet for the BETA Lite starter configuration. 590.75KB
HB6 Technical User Guide Technical User Guide for the HB6 carrier board (for TM computer-on-modules). 1.66MB
Linux User Guide for TM1/HB5 User Guide for building Linux operating systems on the TM1 computer-on-module and HB5 hostboard platform. 2.19MB
TM1 Pin Out Options iMX6 Pin out Reference for the TM1 in Microsoft Excel format 17.89KB
HB5 Technical User Guide Technical User Guide for the HB5 hostboard (for TM computer-on-modules). 1.63MB
Android for TM1 User Manual User Guide for Android running on the TM1 computer-on-module. It provides the necessary information required to starting building Android applications. 1.33MB

 


SOFTWARE

File Name Description Download
Firmware Update Utility (Linux & Android) for TM1 + HB carrier boards Firmware update utility to run on Windows PC to load Linux & Android binaries onto TM1 + HB5/6/7/etc. 650.97MB
Embedded Linux SDK MD5 for TM1 + HB Carrier Boards MD5 for the Linux SDK for the TM1 and HB5/6/etc. 55bytes
Embedded Linux SDK for TM1 + HB Carrier Boards Linux SDK for the TM1 and HB5/6/etc. 3.25GB
Embedded Linux Virtual Machine for TM1 + HB Carrier Boards Virtual Machine for Linux on the TM1 and HB5/6/etc. Please be aware that this file is very large. 13.56GB
Android APIs for TM1 Android APIs for the TM1 system-on-module. 24.19MB

 


DESIGNS

File Name Description Download
HB5 Reference Design for TM1 Reference schematics for the HB5 hostboard (for TM system-on-modules). 450.45KB

 

CPU
CPU Manufacturer NXP/Freescale
CPU Series ARM Cortex™ A9
CPU Speed 1.0GHz
CPU Cores Single Core
Memory
RAM 1GB
256MB
512MB
Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs GPIO
RF Comms Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth BLE
Wi-Fi 802.11 abgn
Serial Comms Ethernet 10/100
I2C
RS232
RS232/422/485
SPI
USB 2.0
Audio / Visual
Audio Class-D amplifier
Stereo Inputs and Outputs
Graphics OpenVG 1.1
PXP (PiXel Pipeline processing)
Display Integrated
Touch Projected Capacitive
Resistive
LCD Size 4.3″
Miscellanneous
Operating System Android 4.4.3
Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Windows EC 2013
Temperature -20° to 50°c
0° to 50° C
Power Supply 5 Volts DC

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