FCU2401 Embedded Computer

CPU: Allwinner A40i

Architecture: Cortex-A7

Frequency: 1.2GHz



System: Linux3.10,Ubuntu 16.04

Brief Message Compare

FCU2401 Embedded Computer Based on Allwinner Quad-core A40i

The FCU2401 embedded computer is designed based on the Allwinner Cortex-A7, featuring a quad-core processor A40i @1.2GHz. It integrates with MAli400MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM (upgradable to 2GB), and 8GB eMMC. It has a variety of peripheral interfaces, such as RS485, CAN, ESAM, USB, Ethernet, 4G, WiFi, GPS, LVDS, HDMI, DI, DO, audio, and SATA. All communication interfaces are designed with isolation protection solutions and tested by ESD4. It can support dual-screen playing and is applicable for edge computing, EV chargers, express cabinets, advertising machines, vending machines, and other self-service devices.

A40i Embedded Computer Product features:

  • Can support HDMI and LVDS display out, can be used together;
  • Supports two analog camera input, applicable for video monitoring and image analyzing;
  • Has two isolated Ethernet ports;
  • Has two isolated RS485;
  • Has two RS232, one is debug port and the other is a general RS232 isolated;
  • Two isolated CAN;
  • 4x DI, dry contact input, optocoupler isolation;
  • 4x DO, relay output, contact point 5A 250VAC, 5A 30VDC;
  • Complies with ISO7816 protocol;
  • 2x USB HOST;
  • WIFI available for both STA  and AP;
  • Can support 4G wireless network (optional module);
  • SATA: can support a 2.5'' portable hard disk;
  • Has 1 speaker channel;
  • Can support GPS/Beidou;
  • Built-in super capacitor for power failure solution, the capacitor can support system running for 15 seconds(with 7'' display) to avoid data loss;
  • DC 12V power adapter, with anti-reverse protect solution

Industrial grade quad-core processor, advanced performance, low power and high reliability

Applicable for 3D graphical and advanced video processing, various communication interfaces, excellent quality, power efficient and high-integrity.

Allwinner A40i ARM board
Allwinner A40i ARM board

Multiple wired communication interface

Dual-Ethernet, dual-CAN, dual-RS485, practicable for power management, EV charger and car electronics gateway and other applications

2 Eth 2 RS485 2 CAN

4G wireless module and 2.4G Wi-Fi both supported

All netcom supported, Wi-Fi available for both STA and AP, can expand AP by 4G

Beidou&GPS positioning

Can support A-GNSS, can support BD2 B1 together with GPS L1

Power failure solution to avoid data loss

Super capacitor can support system running for 15s once CPU detects external power failure

Dual-screen displaying, stereo audio, analog monitoring

Can support HDMI and LVDS, up to 1080P,dual analog cameras input,
can be used for video monitoring and image analyzing, external standard 3.5mm stereo headphone seat, can support a 4Ω 1w speaker

Industrial grade, isolated communication peripheral interface

The device can work stably in -40℃~+80℃, communication interface tested by ESD4,
EFT3, make the device can bear tough envrionment

Compact outline, easy for installation

Aluminium alloy enclosure with dimensions of 236x152.8x53.3mm

Various peripheral interface

RS485, CAN, ESAM, USB, Ethernet, 4G, WiFi, GPS, LVDS, HDMI, DI, DO, audio, SATA,
all passed ESD4 testing

Various peripheral interface
Various peripheral interface

Target Application

Applicable for IoT, edge computing, IoT, express cabinet, advertising machine, kiosk and other self-service terminals

▊ Hardware Features

Item Spec.
CPU Allwinner A40i, ARM Cortex-A7 1.2GHz
RAM DDR3L 1GB(2GB optional)
Ethernet 1x 10/100Mbps, 1x 10/100/1000Mbps, ESD4, EFT3
RS485 2x RS485, 3KV isolation, ESD4, EFT3
RS232 2x RS232, 3KV isolation, ESD4, EFT3, one debug port and one isolated with 5V power output, output rate 1W
DO 4x DO, replay output, contact point 5A 250VAC, 5A 30VDC
DI 4x DI, dry contact input
CAN 2x CAN, 2.5KV isolation, power 3KV isolation, ESD4, FET3
GPS can support Beidou& GPS dual-mode
HDMI one standard HDMI 1.4, can support 1080@60fps
LVDS standard DVI-I
TV IN two analog cameras input, can support NTSC and PAL
Audio 1x speaker, can support a 4Ω 1W speaker
4G Model: Quectel EC20, 4G/3G/2G, has two SIM card slots
Wi-Fi can support both STA and AP
USB HOST 2x USB Host 2.0, ESD 4
USB OTG for system flashing and debug, can not supply power to peripherals
RTC on-board CR2032
ESAM ISO7816 protocol
Hard disk storage can support a 2.5'' SATA disk
DIP switch RS485, CAN optional
Power IN DC 12V, anti-reverse and over-current protection
Power failure solution super capacitor can support system running for 15s once CPU detects external power failure
Reset Key system reset key
Boot Key used together with reset key for system firmware updating
Indicator 2, to detect power supplying mode, external power supply or super capacitor power supply
Working environment RH: 5%~95%, non-condensing, working: -40℃~+80℃, storage: -40℃~+85℃

▊ Software features

Driver Driver code path in kernel Device name
NIC drivers/net/ethernet/allwinner/ /sys/class/net/eth*
LCD backlight video/sunxi/disp2/disp/
LED drivers/leds/leds-gpio.c /sys/class/leds/
U-disk drivers/usb/storage/ /dev/sdx
USB 4G drivers/usb/serial/ /dev/ttyUSB*
USB Camera drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_video.c
SD card drivers/mmc/card/
LCD FrameBuffer drivers/video/sunxi/disp2/disp/lcd/ /dev/fb0
RTC drivers/rtc/rtc-rx8010.c
drivers/rtc/rtc-sunxi.c /*not loaded*/
Serial drivers/tty/serial/sunxi-uart.c /dev/tty*
Watchdog arch/arm/mach-sunxi/sun8i.c /dev/
WIFI drivers/net/wireless/ wlan0
Audio sound/soc/sunxi /dev/snd/
Smart card reader drivers/char/sunxi-scr/sunxi-scr.c
TVIN drivers/media/platform/sunxi-tvd/
TWI drivers/i2c/i2c-sunxi.c
SATA drivers/ata/ahci_sunxi.c

▊ Packing list

Name QTY
FCU2401 1
12V/3A power adapter 1
2.4G antenna 1(for Wi-Fi)
Beidou&GPS antenna 1(SMA male header, 5 meters)
4G wireless module 1(optional)
4G full-band antenna 1(optional)
2.5'' hard disk

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Product Brief: FCU2401 Embedded Computer Introduction

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