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The PPC-A8-97-C (PN CS10768T097P) is a high-quality industrial panel computer, that features a 9.7-inch LCD with capacitive touchscreen, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, 100Mb Ethernet, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 CAN port, 2 RS232, 2 RS485 ports, as well as a 3.5mm audio connector.

Hardware description

The PPC-A8-97-C has several expansion connectors on the back side – 3 USB 2.0 connectors, 1 LAN connector, 2 CAN connectors, 2 RS485 connectors and 2 RS232 connectors. It also features a WiFi and Bluetooth antenna, an HDMI connector, and a 3.5mm audio connector.

The USB 2.0 connector is the most popular USB standard today, and it has the ability to transmit data at a maximum speed of 480 Mbps. The LAN connector (Local Area Network) is used to connect computers to each other, or various peripheral devices.

Please note a WiFi/Bluetooth module, and a 3G module can be added. Contact us for more information.

The RS232 and RS485 connectors are intended for connecting a modem to the PPC-A8-97-C, while the CAN connectors are most widely used in the automotive industry. The PPC-A8-97-C has one channel 100Mb Ethernet connector, and one HDMI connector which can be configured by software.

The PPC-A8-97-C has 5 channels of UART in total. The Bluetooth uses one UART channel by default, (the default setting is 28RS232+2*RS485+Bluetooth). The UART channel can be changed between RS232 and RS485 easily. If you want different RS232 and RS485 setting, please conact us.

When it comes to audio capabilities, the PPC-A8-97-C has one 3.5mm Output/input connector and an internal speaker.

Weight 2600 g
Dimensions 252 × 205 × 33 mm
Net weight

1260 g



Display Size (inch.)



ARM: TI AM3354







Brightness (NIT)

350 NIT


Onboard WiFi optional


1x LAN 100M


1x USB 2.0 OTG, 3x USB 2.0 HOST, Only 1 USB 2.0 can be customized to HOST or SLAVE




2x RS485


1x CAN by default (can be changed to 2 x CAN)


2x RS232




Onboard, driven by GPIO

Power Consumption



CE, Front Panel IP65


Android, Angstrom

External storage

TF (microSD) Card Slot

Touch Screen



Internal 2W Speaker

Power Input

6~42V DC

Working Temperature

-20°C ~ 70°C.

Mounting Method

Panel Mounting




This System-on-Module makes it possible to integrate a whole computer into a device, significantly simplifying the customization of the device. This is why we are able to offer fast turnaround customization of all our products.

At the core of each Chipsee product lies a System-on-Module. This means all the products share the same core. It makes your application easily upgradable – without needing to rewrite a single line of code your application is upgraded, thanks to the same System-on-Module.

This product features the CS-SOM335X-V3 System-on-Module, based on the AM3354 ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

The AM3354 microprocessor is enhanced with image, graphics processing, peripherals and industrial interface options such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. The devices support high-level operating systems (HLOS).

The microprocessor unit (MPU) subsystem is based on the ARM Cortex-A8 processor and the PowerVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator subsystem provides 3D graphics acceleration to support display and gaming effects.

Contact us for further details if you want to buy the CS-SOM335X-V3 separately.

Display and Touchscreen

PPC-A8-97-C features a 9.7’’ display with a 1024×768 pixel resolution, and a 5-point capacitive touch screen. 5-point capacitive touchscreens offer a stable and accurate control over the device, as well as great image clarity.

The screen offers very high brightness of 350 nits. When it comes to the viewing angle, the screen offers various angles: top, bottom, left, and right view.

Software and OS

This product comes with a pre-installed OS of your choice. Please use the drop-down menu to choose the one you need, and we’ll pre-install it for you.

It supports the following operating systems:

  • Android 4.1
  • Linux with Qt 4.8
  • Linux with Qt 5.5
  • Debian 7.4
  • Debian 8.4
  • Angstrom v2012.12

Chipsee software engineers have created all the drivers, so every hardware feature is readily available for any standard development tool.

Of course, if your project requires an OS that is not on the list, please contact us, and we’ll make a customized version that suits your needs.

If you have any doubts, read our Product Selection guide.


Documentation and Downloads

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SKU: CS10768T097P