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Industrial Pi CM3-101-EM-PA


User Manual

Release 1.0

Chipsee Products Naming Rules

CS Chipsee Product Abbreviate
12 Horizontal Resolution

80 Means 800 Pixel

10 Means 1024 Pixel

12 Means 1280 Pixel

14 Means 1440 Pixel

19 Means 1920 Pixel

800 Vertical Resolution

480 Means 480 Pixel

600 Means 600 Pixel

768 Means 768 Pixel

800 Means 800 Pixel

900 Means 900 Pixel

102 Means 1024 Pixel

108 Means 1080 Pixel

RA Raspberry Pi CM3
101 LCD Dimension

050 Means 5.0 Inch

070 Means 7.0 Inch

080 Means 8.0 Inch

097 Means 9.7 Inch

101 Means 10.1 Inch

104 Means 10.4 Inch

120 Means 12.0 Inch

150 Means 15.0 Inch

170 Means 17.0 Inch

190 Means 19.0 Inch

215 Means 21.5 Inch

E Means Embedded PC or Panel PC

E  Means Embedded PC without Case

P  Means Panel PC with Case

C Means Touch Type

R  Means Resistive Touch

C  Means Capacitive Touch

1 Means LCD Brightness

1  Means Common Brightness

2  Means High Brightness

1 PCB Version

Baseboard PCB Version Number

1 PCB Version

SOM Module PCB Version Number

Hardware Features

Key Features:
CPU Raspberry Pi® CM3, CM3 Lite ; 

Raspberry Pi® CM3+, CM3+ Lite; 1.2GHZ 

Storage TF card slots. One is designed for Lite version that has no eMMC. The other one is designed for storage expansion. 
Display 10.1 inch IPS LCD, 1280*800 Pixel Resolution 

High Brightness: 500nit 

Touch Capacitive Touch (Five-Point)
USB 3 x USB 2.0 Host 
LAN 1 Channel 100M LAN
Audio 3.5mm Audio Out Connector, 2W Speaker Internal
Buzzer 1
RTC Yes, High Accuracy RTC with Lithium Button Coin battery  (lithium battery not included)
RS232 Default 4 *RS232 Channels ( 1 debug port )
RS485 Default 2*RS485 ( Optional 4 x RS485 at most )
GPIO Opto-Isolated GPIO, 4 Input, 4 Output, Can drive up to 500mA current every Channel at most (external power source) 
CAN There is one CAN BUS channel by deafult. Can be customized to two CAN BUS channel on request.
WiFi/BT On-Board WiFi/BT
HDMI 1 Channel
SATA II 1 Channel
4G/LTE Yes, not mounted by default
Camera Yes, not mounted by default
Power Input 6~36V DC
Current @ 12V 700 mA max
Power Consumption 7W Typical
Working Temperature -20°C to +70°C
OS Debian
Dimension CS12800RA101E: 245*155*11 mm
CS12800RA101P: 280*185*27.5 mm
Weight CS12800RA101E: 600g
CS12800RA101P: 1500g

ATTENTION: A lithium battery is not installed by default, as it is not allowed to ship products with batteries. We recommend you should buy it locally and install it by yourself. The lithium battery part number is CR1220. Do not hesitate to contact us for help.


Figure 1: Front View (Debian)

Industrial Pi

Figure 2: Back View (Debian)


Figure 3: Front View (Debian)

Figure 4: Back View (Debian)

Power Input Connector

The product CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P uses a wide-range power input DC 6~36V. The total power consumption is normally about 7 W. There are two types of the power input interface. One is a 3 Pin 3.81mm screw terminal connector, as shown in Figure 5. The other one is a 2.1mm DC input head.

A detailed description of the power input connector pins is provided in Table 1

Figure 5: Power Input Connector

Table 1

Power Input Pin Definition:
Pin Number Definition Description
Pin 1 Positive Input Connect to DC Power Positive Terminal
Pin 2 Negative Input Connect to DC Power Negative Terminal
Pin 3 Ground Connect to Power System Ground


The system ground “GND” has been connected to power negative “-” on board.
The central pin is positive. 

CAN+RS485+RS232 Connector

The RS485+RS232+CAN connector is a 16 Pin 3.81 mm screw terminal connector, as shown in Figure 6. As for the definition of every pin, please refer to Table 2.

Figure 6: RS485+RS232 Connector

Table 2

RS232 / RS485 Pin Definition:
Pin Number Definition Description
Pin 1 CAN1_L USB CAN Channel 1L signal
Pin 2 CAN1_H USB CAN Channel 1H signal
Pin 3 RS485_4+ USB UART4, RS485 +(A) signal
Pin 4 RS485_4- USB UART4, RS485 -(B) signal
Pin 5 RS485_3+ USB UART3, RS485 +(A) signal
Pin 6 RS485_3- USB UART3, RS485 -(B) signal
Pin 7 RS232_2_RXD USB UART2, RS232 RXD signal
Pin 8 RS232_2_TXD USB UART2, RS232 TXD signal
Pin 9 RS232_1_RXD USB UART1, RS232 RXD signal
Pin 10 RS232_1_TXD USB UART1, RS232 TXD signal
Pin 11 CPU_RS232_1_RXD CPU UART1, CPU RS232 RXD signal
Pin 12 CPU_RS232_1_TXD CPU UART1, CPU RS232 TXD signal
Pin 13 CPU_RS232_0_RXD CPU UART0, CPU RS232 RXD signal
Pin 14 CPU_RS232_0_TXD CPU UART0, CPU RS232 TXD signal
Pin 15 GND System Ground
Pin 16 +5V System +5V Power Output, No more than 1A Current output.

GPIO Connector

This product CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P has a GPIO interface, as shown in figure 7. For the GPIO interface definitions, please refer to Table 3.

Figure 7: GPIO Connector

Table 3

GPIO interface definition
Pin Number Define
Pin 1 IN4
Pin 2 IN3
Pin 3 IN2
Pin 4 IN1
Pin 5 OUT4
Pin 6 OUT3
Pin 7 OUT2
Pin 8 OUT1
Pin 10 VCC_ISO


This GPIO connector is optional. If you need one, please contact us.

All GPIO signals are isolated, and the VCC_ISO supports 5V~24V input.

Capacitive Touch

And it uses a 5-point capacitive touch.

Figure 8: Capacitive Touch Connector

USB HOST Connector

There are three USB2.0 connectors on the CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P, as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9: USB HOST Connector

LAN Connector

There is one channel 100Mbit Ethernet connector, as Figure 10 shows.

Figure 10: LAN Connector

Audio Connector

The product has one audio output, as shown in Figure 11. It also has an internal 2W speaker.

Figure 11: Audio Connector

TF Card

The product CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P has two TF (uSD) card connectors: SD0 and SD1, as shown in Figure 12. Both support TF (uSD) cards up to 32GB. The SD0 is used only for the Lite version Compute Module that has no internal eMMC. The SD1 is used for external storage.

Figure 12: TF Card Connector


The TF card doesn’t come with the product by default.

USB OTG Connector

The product CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P has one USB OTG connector, shown in Figure 13, that works as a slave by default.  It can be used to establish a connection with the host PC.

Figure 13: USB OTG Connector

SW1 switch

There is one switch on the board marked as SW1, shown in Figure 14. It has two positions USB and eMMC. When in the USB position, the Raspberry Pi will boot from the USB connector. This function is used to download the OS software to the internal eMMC. When in the eMMC position, the Raspberry Pi will boot from internal eMMC.

Figure 14: SW1 and Boot Switch

SIM Card Holder

There is a mini-PCIe connector inside the CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P that can be used to mount a 4G module.

If you want to add the 4G module, then you will need the SIM card holder, as shown in Figure 16. There is a connector on the backside of the case used to connect an external 4G Antenna shown in Figure 17.

Figure 15: mini-PCIe Connector&4G Module

Figure 16: SIM Card Holder

Figure 17: 4G antenna


This product doesn’t come with the 4G module by default.


The product CS12800RA101E/CS12800RA101P has one WiFi+BT. It uses the Realtech RTL8723 which integrates WiFi and BT, as shown in Figure 18. For CS12800RA101P, there is a connector on the backside of the case that is used to connect an external WiFi/BT antenna, as Figure 18 shows.

Figure 18: WiFi+BT Antenna

Dimensions and Mounting

The dimensions of CS12800RA101E-C111 are 245*155*11mm, as Figure 19 shows.

Figure 19: Dimensions

The dimensions of CS12800RA101P-C111 are 280*185*27.5mm, as Figure 20 shows.

Figure 20: Dimensions

Mounting Method

The CS12800RA101P can be mounted with Vesa (75*75 mm) and Panel mounting methods.
The CS12800RA101E can be mounted with the Embedded mounting method.
Please make sure the display is not exposed to high pressure when mounting into an enclosure.

Figure 21: Panel Mounting

Figure 22: Embedded Mounting 

Raspbian Buster on the Industrial Pi

How to Get Support

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, queries or suggestions.

If your question is about technical support or troubleshooting for one of our products, we kindly ask you to first check our documentation for a possible solution.

If you cannot find the solution you are looking for then please write to service@chipsee.com providing all possible details.

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