VIA ARTiGO A600 Smart Automation Control System

The VIA ARTiGO A600 is an ultra-compact fanless smart automation control system featuring four 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 COM ports and support for an RS-232 port, specifically designed for enterprise IoT and M2M applications that require reliable low-power computing and extensive I/O support.


Powered by an 800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA ARTiGO A600 integrates four 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 COM ports with full 3.75KV isolation, a COM connector for an RS-232 port, and a DIO port for 8-bit GPIO to provide dependable connections to automated equipment and machinery. VIA ARTiGO A600 Smart Automation Control System

Measuring just 12.5cm x 12.5cm x 3cm (W x D x H), the VIA ARTiGO A600 features advanced 2D/3D graphics supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration and comes with an on-board Micro SD card slot, 4GB eMMC Flash memory, and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. Other key I/O features include two Mini USB 2.0 ports, one Mini HDMI port for HMI display, one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, and one miniPCIe slot. It can also accommodate an optional Wi-Fi module that can be supported through on-board USB pin-headers.


The VIA ARTiGO A600 features an optimized Linux BSP (Kernel 3.0.8) supporting all key onboard hardware features to speed development, deployment and ease system management. A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is available.


Featuring a rich, rugged and reliable suite of flexible connectivity options, the VIA ARTiGO A600 is ideally suited to manage the connection and control of a wide range of automated equipment and devices across a wide spectrum of enterprise IoT applications including industrial, retail, corporate, and hospitality environments.


VIA ARTiGO A600 Smart Automation Control System I/O

Get the PDF version of the ARTiGO A600 datasheet, or browse the information below:

ModelARTiGO A600
Processor800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC
System Memory1GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Storage4GB eMMC Flash memory
Boot Loader512KB SPI Flash ROM
GraphicsMali-400 SP GPU
2 integrated, independent 3D/2D graphics processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
LANVIA VT6113 10/100 base-TX PHY chip
AudioVIA VT1603A I2S Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter
Expansion I/O1 miniPCIe slot (USB only)
Front Panel I/O4 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 ports
1 Power on/off button
Back Panel I/O2 Mini USB 2.0 ports
1 Mini HDMI port
8-pin DIO connector supports 8-bit GPIO (4 GPI + 4 GPO)
7-pin COM connector (TX/RX and Debug)
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 Micro SD card slot
2 Antenna holes for Wi-Fi
1 DC-in jack
Power Supply12~24V DC-in
Operating SystemLinux Kernel 3.0.8
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 50°C (with industrial storage)
Operating Humidity0% ~ 90% @ 45°C (non-condensing)
Dimensions125mm (W) x 125mm (D) x 30mm (H) (4.92" x 4.92" x 1.18")
Weight0.48Kg (1.058lbs)
MountingVESA mount (100mm x 100mm) (optional)
Mechanical ConstructionAluminum top cover
Metal chassis housing


ARTiGO A600 Documentation

User Manualv1.012016-06-01
Linux Quick Start Guide BSP v1.2.1v1.002016-06-23
Linux Image Installation Guide BSP v 1.2.1v1.002016-06-23

ARTiGO A600 Software Downloads

Linux Board Support Package (BSP) (718.3MB)v1.2.12016-06-23
Linux Evaluaiton Kit (EVK) (489.9MB)v1.2.12016-06-23
Important: By downloading these software packages, you indicate your acceptance of the VIA Software License agreement. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions, do not continue to download the software.

  • U-Boot version: 1.1.4
  • Kernel version: 3.0.8
  • Development based on WonderMedia WM8950 Linux BSP v1.00.02
  • Evaluation image: Debian Wheezy 7.0
  • Supports eMMC and Micro SD boot
  • Supports HDMI display
  • Supports HDMI audio output
  • Supports 7-pin COM connector (RS-232) (1 Debug console + 1 COM port TX/RX only)
  • Supports 4 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 ports
  • Supports 8-pin DIO connector for 8-bit GPIO (4 GPI + 4 GPO)
  • Supports USB: keyboard, mouse, flash disk, hard disk
  • Supports EMIO-1533 USB Wi-Fi module
  • Supports EMIO-2550 miniPCIe Mobile Broadband module
  • Supports Watchdog, GPIO, RTC wake-up
  • Fixed bug: Wi-Fi Hotspot sharing issue
  • Added U-Boot source code in BSP
  • Added EMIO-1533 USB Wi-Fi module source code in BSP


ARTiGO A600 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
ATG-A600-1S08A1VIA Cortex-A9 @ 800MHzFanless embedded system with 800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB eMMC, Mini HDMI, 2 Mini USB 2.0, 4 3-pole Phoenix RS-485, COM, DIO, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Micro SD card, miniPCIe, 12~24V DC-in

Packing List: ARTiGO A600 system, AC-to-DC adapter, COM cable, 3-pole female terminal block

ARTiGO A600 Wireless Accessories

Part NumberDescription
EMIO-1533-00A2VNT9271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB Wi-Fi module with assembly kit
EMIO-2550-01A13.75G HSPA/UMTS mobile broadband full-size miniPCIe module

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