MDS-Industrial Display System

Image_2 copyCommercial and Light Industrial applications often require localized monitoring and control of critical equipment such as Electrical Distribution, HVAC, Water Management, etc.

The MDS-Industrial Display System from Mistral provides localized monitoring and distribution, enabling critical equipment with the intelligence and control that is needed to support strategic decisions and establish best energy practices. It helps in reducing operational costs without compromising on production schedules or product quality. The MDS can be used in Distribution Units, Remote Control Panels, Branch Circuit Monitoring or at end feed for data collection from various sensor modules.

The MDS is based on the AM437x SoC from Texas Instruments. It can read multiple downstream Sensor PCBs via an EtherCAT Protocol and display the data to a local display or stream it to the Cloud or Enterprise Server.


  • Sensor Data Aggregation
  • Data Calculation
  • Real-time HMI
  • Color Touchscreen Display
  • EtherCAT Internal ComBus
  • Battery Backup
  • WiFi/Bluetooth Connectivity

  • Electrical Distribution
  • HVAC
  • Water management
  • Smart Grids
  • Oil & Gas




  • CPU
    • AM437x 800MHz/1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with multi-core PRU-ICSS
  • Onboard Memory
    • 1GB of DDR3L via 2x 256M X16 DDR3L
    • 4GB of eMMC memory
    • SPI Flash for boot option
    • 256KB of EEPROM for boot-strapping and Device Identification
    • 1x Micro SD card connector to connect up to 32GB micro SD card
  • Display
    • DSS I/F on AM437x multiplexed between LCD and HDMI transmitter
    • Software configurable MUX to select display output (HDMI or LCD)
    • 7” TFT LCD panel with capacitive touch
  • Audio   
    • Audio codec with 3.5mm audio jacks for stereo speaker output and mic input
  • External Interfaces
    • 1x GigE (10/100/1000) Ethernet port
    • 10/100BaseT Ethernet port
    • 2x RS422/RS485 serial communication interfaces
    • 1x UART from PRU-ICSS
    • 1x USB 2.0 host interface over standard type A connector
    • 1x USB 2.0 OTG interface over micro AB connector
    • 2x Camera interfaces via Expansion header
    • 4x SPI interfaces

Software Specifications

  • Linux Bootloader with Drivers
    • Ethernet Drivers
    • Display + Touch Drivers
    • Camera Drivers
    • PRU Controller
    • Audio Codec
    • LED Drivers
    • RTC Integration and Battery Monitoring
  • Android Kitkat 4.4

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2018-02-23 02:51:32