M³-lite

Consumers are getting more sophisticated and expect better interactive and intuitive experience with devices that they encounter.

M³-lite can help device manufacturers make a smooth transition from conventional Human Machine Interface (HMI) to Advanced interactive user interface that supports multimedia, touch, gesture, wireless connectivity and much more features.

The M³-lite PCBA is designed to support the flexible and scalable VEST VS8300 SoM with built-in 802.11 b/g/n/ac “Wave 2” WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity in the module.  This allow devices to emit beacons and offer peer-to-peer connectivity with mobile phones.

The vertical connectors used in M³-lite for standard peripheral expansion and industrial bus interfaces and at a footprint that is roughly the size of a 7” widescreen touch panel. SDR104 capable micro-SD card interface provides wide options to augment the non-volatile storage provided by the eMMC on-board VS8300 SoM to store application, data or media assets.

VS8300 SoM powered M³-lite PCBAs provide the scalability required to support as much as 3 displays. And the built-in audio amplifier allows HMI designers to attach a stereo speaker to provide a multimedia rich experience when users interact with their devices and appliances.

VEST can also provide customers HMIs with display size of up to 42” powered by M³Lite PCBAs. Please contact VEST to talk about the HMI that you have in mind for your devices and appliances.

Brochure

Hardware

  • VEST VS8300 SoM with choice of i.MX 6 Solo, Dual, Dual Plus, Quad Plus SoCs from NXP
  • 512MB to 4GB of RAM
  • Up to 64GB of on-board flash
  • 2Kb EEPROM

Video

  • 2ch LVDS output and some backlight control options
  • 1x HDMI output

Audio

  • 1x Analog microphone In
  • On-board audio amplifier with 2-Channel Audio Output
  • HDMI Audio out

 Power

  • 19Vdc – 24Vdc power

Storage and Connectivity

  • 1x USB 2.0 Host port (Type A)
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG port (Micro-B) Or second USB 2.0 Host port (Type A)
  • 1x uSD Connector
  • 1x RS-232
  • 1x RS-485
  • 2x CAN 2.0B port
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 & Bluetooth/BLE
  • 1x 1000/100/10 Base-T Ethernet

 Operating environment

  • Android 5.1.1 with enhancements including a custom library to write peripheral device drivers in Java
  • Linux with Qt 5.x

Others

  • 2x I2C with dedicated GPIO
  • 7x GPIO
  • 1x UART for serial debug console
  • 1x Fan control port for optional active thermal management in product
  • Dimensions (L x W): 150mm x 92mm

Multimedia Box

M3-lite