Advantech panel PC gets carbon footprint certification in China
Advantech has said its PPC-L128 panel PC has received a ‘Product Carbon Footprint Certification Statement’ from the China Environmental Certification Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEPCEC).
According to the company, gaining the carbon footprint certification for PPC-L128T is a first step in promoting environmental protection.
“Green design concepts will be incorporated into the panel PC product line starting with the very early stages of design development,” said Advantech.
These concepts include introducing LED backlight modules , low-power CPUs and chipsets, energy-saving power ICs, and simplified exterior design. Backlight brightness is automatically adjusted using a light sensor.
The carbon footprint verification project began last November at Advantech’s Kunshan manufacturing centre. It involved making supplier arrangements and holding a PAS 2050 carbon standard training programme.
Within a few months, Advantech completed the investigation for its PPC-L128 12.1in. XGA fanless panel PC, including raw materials and manufacturing production and successfully obtained the product certification from MEPCEC.
Based on the principle of “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” Advantech said it plans to eliminate composite materials to simplify its PPC mechanical design.
“Circuit board optimisation by experienced electronic, EMI, and layout engineers, has resulted in changes to the position of high-frequency components such as power IC, choke, and crystals, as well as bringing high speed traces into the inner layer,” said the company.
“This new approach reduces the impact of electromagnetic interference (EMI) from various components and eliminates the need to internally coat PPCs with a conductive paint or plate with a metal layer. The result is decreased cost and use of composite materials. This also benefits recycling operations and reduces waste,” said the company.