GOcontroll Moduline Display I.

The Moduline Display I is our Human Machine Interface (HMI) modular embedded controller offering up to 2 IO modules and various communication interfaces. The controller is powered by a powerful application processor from NXP, offering high performance processing and a broad spectrum of peripheral interfaces. The application processor used in this controller is different from the ones used in the Moduline IV and Moduline Mini I, being more focussed on graphics, better suited for this controller. The robust enclosure offers IP67 protection and is equipped with a pressure equilibrium/vent plug to reduce the risk of condensation buildup from moisture in the air. It also protects the electronics inside from impacts and other influences the harsh environment of automotive applications may provide.

The Moduline family runs on Linux which allows various software options such as MATLAB/Simulink and Node-RED. These software tools utilize visual programming which significantly speeds up algorithm development.

The flexible hardware design of the Moduline family allows for complex and/or unusual controller configurations. The hardware itself is designed to withstand the harsch conditions of automotive applications.

Onboard features.

The GOcontroll Moduline Display I is standard equipped with some features which can be used in applications without the need of extra modules plugged into the controller.

Feature Specification
2 Module slots For Moduline compatible modules
HDMI 2.0a
LVDS 1x Single-lane or dual-lane
MIPI-DSI 1x Single-channel
Audio Amplifier 1x, mono 2.6W
Audio Interfaces 3x SAI
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
2 x CAN CAN 2.0 B
Bluetooth* 5.1 BR/EDR/LE, 3MPHY
Wi-Fi* Wi-Fi 4, 802.11 b/g/n
Serial communication RS232 (assembly option)

* These features are optional and consist of feature-specific hardware modules

Processor specifications.

The GOcontroll Moduline Display I is equipped with an i.MX 8M Plus application processor which is only used for the application. Low level signal processing is handled locally by the modules.

Moduline Display I Quad Core
Processor i.MX 8M Plus
Architecture Quad ARM® Cortex®  A53
Flash memory 8 GB eMMC
RAM memory 2 GB LPDDR4
Core speed (for each core available) 1.6 GHz
Boot time for running compiled Simulink models 3 to 3.5 seconds

Controller connections.

The Moduline Display I HMI controller is equipped with one 26 position automotive IO connector, two M12 connectors and one SMA connector.
The main automotive IO connector provide not only up to 20 IO’s, but also 2 CAN bus interfaces, the power supply and one enable input. This enable input will boot the controller when pulled high. If a low enable input is detected in software, the user can finish some routines/controls before shutting down the controller. The enable pin is only for switching on the controller. The supply for the controller comes from the K30 connection.

Pin Function Description Pin Function Description
8 K30 Controller Supply 9 K15a Contact 1 (active high)
16 CAN1 Low CAN low line 17 CAN1 High CAN high line
24 CAN2 Low CAN low line 25 CAN2 High CAN high line
33 K31 Controller Ground 34 K31 Controller Ground
Main connector

Controller supply and maximum ratings.

The controller is supplied through the main automotive connector. This supply is only used to power the controller. Output modules are supplied separately from the controller. This means that each output module can drive a maximum of 15 Ampère and (when preferred) have a different working voltage than the controller itself. Check the datasheet from the Output Module for more information.

Parameter Specification
Supply voltage (K30) 8 – 32 VDC
Contact voltage (K15) 8 – 32 VDC
Nominal current consumption when controller is active (no modules installed) 310 mA @ 12 VDC   –   200 mA @ 24 VDC
Current consumption when switched off (K15’s low) < 1 mA
Load dump protection Designed according ISO7637-2 5a/5b

General controller specifications.

Item Weight
GOcontroll Moduline Display I controller (without modules) t.b.c.
Each extra input module 13 gram
Each extra output module 29 gram
Item Details
Seal material Closed cell sponge Neoprene gasket
Enclosure breather Polyether sulphone (PES) membrane
Temperature range -20° C to 85° C
Enclosure label size 25 x 54 mm
Mating connector A Tyco 4-1437290-0
Connector terminals Tyco 3-1447221-3

Controller dimensions.

Please let us know if you consider to implement a GOcontroll controller into your system. We can provide a step file for more detailed dimensions.