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User Manual

Release 1.0

Chipsee Products Naming Rules

CS Chipsee Product Abbreviations
12 Horizontal Resolution

80 Means 800 Pixel

10 Means 1024 Pixel

12 Means 1280 Pixel

14 Means 1440 Pixel

19 Means 1920 Pixel

102 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

F(T) Product based on Freescale (TI) CPU
170 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

P 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 iMX6Q, Quad-A9,1GHz
Storage TF card supports up to 32GB SDHC
Display 17 Inch LCD, 1280*1024 Pixel Resolution, 4:3
Touch Ten-Point Capacitive Touch
USB 4 x USB 2.0 Host, 1 USB OTG
LAN 1 Channel 1000M LAN
Audio 3.5mm Audio In/Out Connector, 2W Speaker Internal
Buzzer 1
RS232 2 Channels
RS485 3 Channels *
CAN 2 Channels
GPIO 8 Channels
WiFi/BT On-Board WIFI/BT
HDMI 1 Channel
SATA II 1 Channel
4G/LTE Optional
Power Input 15~36V DC
Current @ 15V 2000 mA max
Power Consumption 20W Typical
Working Temperature -20°C to +70°C
OS Android, Ubuntu, Linux
Dimension 392*330*62mm
Weight 5200g

* This product has 5 channels of UART in total. One UART channel is used for the Bluetooth. The default setting is 2*RS232+2*RS485+Bluetooth. The UART can be easily changed between RS232 and RS485. If you need different settings, please contact us.


Figure 1: Top View (Android)

Figure 2: Back View

Power Input Connector

The product CS12102F170P-C111 uses a wide-range power input DC 15~36V. The total power consumption is normally about 20W. The Power Input Connector is 3 Pin 3.81mm Screw Terminal Connector as Figure 3 shows.

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

Figure 3: 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.

Capacitive Touch

The product CS12102F170P-C111 uses a ten-point capacitive touch.


Capacitive touch is very sensitive to power noise. Ripple voltage/current from the power adapter will cause the LCD ripples, and will also cause the capacitive touch malfunction. If you use the APK Multi-Touch under Android to test, you can find the touchpoint float. There are several ways to solve this problem:

1)  Use a high-quality power adapter. Or a battery to provide power like a cell phone or tablet PC. 

2)  If the power adapter isn’t good enough, make sure the CS12102F170P-C111 power input connector Pin 3 is connected to the Ground. This method can eliminate the problem totally. You can test it by touching the GND of CS12102F170P-C111 with one hand, while the other hand operates on the capacitive touch screen. In this case, the user’s body acts as the Power System Ground.

CAN+RS485+RS232 Connector

The CAN+RS485+RS232 connector is a 16 Pin 3.81mm Screw Terminal Connector, as Figure 4 shows. As for the definition of every pin, please refer to Table 2. This product has 5 channels of UART in total that can be freely configured as RS232 or RS485. If you need other settings different from the default one, please contact us.

Figure 4: CAN+RS485+RS232 Connector

Table 2

RS232 / RS485 / CAN Pin Definition:
Pin Number Definition Description
Pin 1 CAN2_L CPU CAN Channel 2 L signal
Pin 2 CAN2_H CPU CAN Channel 2 H signal
Pin 3 CAN1_L CPU CAN Channel 1 L signal
Pin 4 CAN1_H CPU CAN Channel 1 H signal
Pin 5 RS485_2+ CPU UART2, RS485 +(A) signal
Pin 6 RS485_2- CPU UART2, RS485 –(B) signal
Pin 7 RS485_5+ CPU UART5, RS485 +(A) signal
Pin 8 RS485_5- CPU UART5, RS485 –(B) signal
Pin 9 RS485_4+ CPU UART4, RS485 +(A)signal
Pin 10 RS485_4- CPU UART4, RS485 –(B) signal
Pin 11 RS232_3_RXD CPU UART3, RS232 RXD signal
Pin 12 RS232_3_TXD CPU UART3, RS232 TXD signal
Pin 13 RS232_1_RXD CPU UART1, RS232 RXD signal
Pin 14 RS232_1_TXD CPU UART1, RS232 TXD signal
Pin 15 GND System Ground
Pin 16 +5V System +5V Power Output, No more than 1A Current output.


  1. UART2 signal has been used by Bluetooth signal onboard. The RS485_2 function has been disabled by default. If you need the RS485_2 function, please contact us to disable the Bluetooth function.  
  2. A 120Ohm resistor doesn’t come mounted by default with the product.

USB HOST Connector

There are two dual USB ports, as Figure 5 shows, each provides a 500mA current.

Figure 5: USB HOST Connector

USB OTG Connector

The product CS12102F170P-C111 has one USB OTG connector, shown in Figure 6, that works as a slave by default. It can be used to establish a connection with the host PC.

Figure 6: USB OTG Connector

LAN Connector

The product CS12102F170P-C111 has one channel 1000Mbit Ethernet Connector, as Figure 7 shows.

Figure 7: LAN Connector

SIM Card Holder

There is a mini-PCIe connector inside the CS12102F170P-C111 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 8.

Figure 8: SIM Card Holder


This product doesn’t come with the 4G/LTE module by default. Also, no software driver for any kind of 4G/LTE module is available at present.

Audio Connector

There is one Audio Input (“Line-in”) and one Audio Output (“Line-out”), as Figure 9 shows. As well as an internal 2W speaker.

Figure 9: Audio Connector


The product CS12102F170P-C111 has one WiFi+BT. It uses Realtech RTL8723 which integrates WiFi and BT. There is a connector on the backside case that is used to connect the external WiFi/BT Antenna, as Figure 10 shows.

Figure 10: WiFi+BT Antenna

HDMI Connector

The product CS12102F170P-C111 has one HDMI connector as Figure 11 shows. The HDMI output resolution can be configured by software.

Figure 11: HDMI Connector

Boot Switch

The product CS12102F170P-C111 has a boot switch, shown in Figure 12, used to change the boot sequence. For more details on the boot switch configuration, please refer to Table 3.

Figure 12: Boot Switch

Table 3

Boot Config Select:
Mode 1 2 3 4
TF Card 1 0 0 0
eMMC 1 1 0 1
Download 0 1 1 0

GPIO Connector

The product CS12102F170P-C111 has one GPIO Connector, as Figure 13 shows. As for the definition of every pin, please refer to Table 4.

Figure 13: Expansion Connector

Table 4

GPIO Connector Definition
Pin Number Definition
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

Dimensions and Mounting


The dimensions of CS12102F170P-C111 are 392*330*62mm.

Mounting Method

This product CS12102F170P-C111 can be mounted by VESA mounting method (100x100cm or 75x75cm), as Figure 14 shows. Please make sure the display is not exposed to high pressure when mounting into an enclosure.

Figure 14: Mounting Method

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 contact@chipsee.com providing all possible details.

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