Enhanced EV Charger Control with MIO-5376:
Delivering efficient and fast electric vehicle (EV) charging necessitates an advanced interface, robust image processing capabilities, and diversified connectivity. The MIO-5376 embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) rises to the occasion. Powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R2000 Processors, it harmoniously balances computing power and image processing to provide a high-quality user interface and basic vision recognition. The MIO-5376 can effortlessly handle up to three simultaneous displays, ensuring clarity and efficiency, whether for human-machine interaction or information dissemination in 4K resolution.
Versatile Connectivity for EV Charging Solutions:
The MIO-5376 offers extensive connectivity options, ideal for enhancing EV charger solutions. Its multiple serial ports facilitate easy integration of extra devices, such as CANBus for charging control and various M.2 slots for 5G, Wi-Fi, SATA, and PCIe storage. With four RS-232 and two RS-485 ports, it ensures adaptability in complex EV charging systems. Additionally, its Power over Ethernet (PoE) support streamlines deployment, reduces cabling complexity, and enhances security through IP cameras.
Rugged Design for Harsh Environments:
The MIO-5376 is built to excel in outdoor EV charger settings with its fanless design and operational range from -40°C to 85°C. Its versatile 12-24V power input suits various deployment scenarios. Advantech complements this with vital peripherals like high-brightness panels for outdoor use and interface converters, ensuring seamless system integration and optimal performance in rugged environments.
Selecting displays for EV charger stations:
Standard or wide ratio: The choice between standard (4:3) and wide ratio (16:9) panels depends on the specific application. Standard ratio displays offer a more square-shaped form factor, ideal for basic kiosk operation, while wide ratio displays, with their elongated top and bottom, are better suited for signage and multimedia applications.
Display size and Brightness: Display size varies according to the intended use, with smaller 7″ and 10.1″ wide ratio displays suitable for simple operations and larger 12.1″ and 15″ 4:3 ratio models preferred for complex transactions. For maximum video performance, larger 21.5″ and 23.8″ 16:9 displays are the go-to choice.
Viewing angle: The viewing angle is crucial, with TN, IPS, and VA technologies available. TN displays are common in industrial settings but have limited viewing angles. In contrast, IPS and VA technologies provide ultra-wide 178/178 viewing angles, ensuring superior visibility.
Air bond or Optical bond: Regarding touch solutions, there are two bonding processes. Air bonding is cost-effective and commonly used, while optical bonding uses adhesive to fully laminate the LCD panel and touchscreen. Optical bonding minimizes light reflection, enhances the contrast ratio, and prevents brightness reduction.
Industrial-focused IoT Gateway and Application Development Support:
In the context of EV charging, the utilization of industrial-focused IoT gateways is pivotal for ensuring seamless and secure services. Advantech, renowned for its rugged industrial products, recommended the EPC-R3220 IoT Gateway for enhancing the EV charging infrastructure. This gateway offers versatile network connectivity with onboard wireless modules, dual LAN support, and mini PCIe expansion. Powered by a power-efficient TI Sitara AM3352 Cortex-A8 processor, the EPC-R3220 boasts a fanless design, a wide operating temperature range, and IEC-compliant ESD protection, making it resilient to challenging environmental conditions at charging stations. In addition, the AIM-Linux Software Service, with integrated source codes, facilitated rapid software development, offering flexibility, modularity, and support for MODBUS protocols. Secure Shell Protocol (SSH) apps ensured secure gateway access, fortifying the integrity of charging services. This deployment underscores the role of IoT gateways in enhancing the reliability and security of EV charging infrastructure.
SQR Memory for Stable EV Charger Operation:
Advantech’s SQR memory solutions offer the ideal answer to the challenges faced by outdoor EV charger stations in cold climates. Designed to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C, the SQR memory modules ensure stable system operation, even in harsh weather conditions. These modules have undergone rigorous testing, including a 24-hour high-low burn-in stress test and low-temperature boot-up trials, providing exceptional reliability. With a 100% inspection process and third-party qualification, Advantech guarantees top-notch quality and data transfer performance. The success of our pilot tests, with zero defective units, reflects our commitment to providing the best solution for outdoor EV charger applications, satisfying our customers’ needs and setting a standard for excellence in the industry.