Intel-Powered SBC Deliver Optional 5G, Twin GbE, NVMe Assistance

The one-board personal computer (SBC) sector is exploding with options for tinkerers wanting to electrical power their pet tasks and company shoppers that will need pint-sized machines for industrial and robotics applications. There are numerous competition in this area, which include Aaeon, which just announced its Up Square 6000 board (by way of CNX-Software package).

In its place of a electrical power-sipping Arm-centered layout, the Up Squared 6000 goes with x86-64-primarily based Intel Elkhart Lake SoCs. Aaeon provides clients 4 processor options to pick from, which include the Celeron N6210 (twin-core, 1.2/2.6GHz), Pentium J6426 (quad-core, 1.8/3GHz), Atom x6413E (quad-main, 1.5/3GHz) and Atom x6425RE (quad-main, 1.9GHz). Base boards occur with 2GB of onboard LPDDR4 memory and 32GB of eMMC storage, when mid-array configurations double memory to 4GB. The flagship SKU with an Atom x6425RE SoC arrives with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage.

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When it comes to interfaces, the Up Squared 6000 attributes HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.2, two USB 3.1 (Style-A), USB 3.2 (Form-C), M.2 slot (NVMe supported), SATA, 40-pin GPIO connector and a 100-pin board connector. In addition, AAEON has outfitted the board with GbE and 2.5GbE LAN ports for wired networking responsibilities. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 5G connectivity are optional by way of the M.2 slot. The Wi-Fi/Bluetooth package is currently available to order for $29.99.

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Aaeon also sells the Up Squared 6000 Edge (which features a fanless chassis) and the Up Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit (which capabilities a carrier board and comes preinstalled with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). The provider board beefs up the process with the following further ports: one SATA, just one SATA with electrical power connector, just one microUSB, one particular Mini PCIe slot (by means of USB 2.), 1 RS232/422/485, one 40-pin GP I/O and two GbE ports.