EDATEC Launches Its First Human-Machine Interface Display to Be Powered by a Raspberry Pi 5

Embedded electronics specialist EDATEC has launched what it claims is the first commercially-available human-machine interface (HMI) device built around the new Raspberry Pi 5 single-board computer (SBC): the ED-HMI3010, available in 7″ and 10.1″ variants.

The ED-HMI3010 family is designed to turn the Raspberry Pi 5 into a high-performance all-in-one touchscreen system for human-machine interactions. The single-board computer itself is mounted at the rear of an aluminum chassis, providing access to the device’s four USB ports, gigabit Ethernet port, dual 4k60 micro-HDMI ports, and USB Type-C power connector. The chassis is designed to do more than just look good, too: EDATEC says it serves as a fanless cooling system, helping to tame a system-on-chip which is considerably faster but more power-hungry than its predecessors.

At launch, the ED-HMI3010 is available in a 10.1″ variant with a 1280×800 resolution full-color TFT display boasting 10-point capacitive touch and a 350cd/m² brightness. This will be joined, the company has confirmed, with a more compact 7″ variant with a 1024×600 resolution and a lower 300cd/m² brightness. An optional eight-megapixel front-facing camera is also available, the company has confirmed, for video conferencing or computer vision applications.

This isn’t EDATEC’s first shot at a passively-cooled housing for the Raspberry Pi 5. Earlier this month the company unveiled a pair of metal cases, the ED-Pi5Case and ED-Pi5Case-O — the former using an fully-enclosed design, much like the ED-HMI3010, and the latter using an open-frame design which sandwiches the single-board computer between two aluminum plats. In both variants, the chassis itself is designed to act as a heatsink to keep the processor running cool — exactly as with the new HMI system.

More information on the ED-HMI3010 is available on the EDATEC website; the ED-HMI3010-101C-0832 variant, which uses the 10.1″ screen and includes a Raspberry Pi 5 with 8GB of RAM and a 32GB microSD card but no front-facing camera, has been put up for sale on the company’s AliExpress store at $258 plus shipping.

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