We’ve seen a series of announcements of Intel Apollo Lake based boards and modules in the last couple of weeks, with community boards such as UP Squared to ASRock IMB-157 mini-ITX board, and industrial system-on-modules and carrier boards such as the ones offered by Congatec, Seco, and Adlinktech. One more embedded systems company has now unveiled their Apollo Lake solutions with Portwell Nano-6062 Nano-ITX motherboard powered by Intel Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.
Portwell Nano-6062 Nano-ITX board support either of the new new Apollo Lake SoCs:
- Intel Atom x5-E3930 dual core processor @ 1.3 / 1.8 GHz with 2MB L2 cache 1MB, 12 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (6.5W TDP)
- Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad core processor @ 1.6 / 1.8 GHz with 2MB L2 cache, 12 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (9W TDP)
- Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad core processor @ 1.6 / 2.0 GHz with 2MB L2 cache, 18 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (12W TDP)
- System Memory – 1x DDR3L 1866/1600 SO-DIMM slot Up to 8GB
- Storage – 1x SATA III port, 1x mSATA socket, 1x micro SD socket; 8 MB serial SPI firmware flash with AMI Aptio 2.X (UEFI) BIOS
- Video Output / Display I/F
- dual channel 24-bit LVDS connector up to 1920×1200
- 2x DB-15 (VGA) connector up to 2560×1600
- 1x DisplayPort up to 4096×2160
- Video Support – Hardware acceleration for H.264, H.265, MPEG-2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG, VP8 and VP9
- Audio – Realtek ALC892 HDA codec, 1x 3.5mm Line-Out audio jack, on-board header with Line-In, Line-Out, and Mic-in
- Network Connectivity
- E3930 – 1x RJ45 connector using 1x i21oIT Gigabit Ethernet controller
- E3940/E3950 – 2x RJ45 connectors using 2x i210IT GbE controllers
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 on rear I/O, 2x USB 3.0 via 3.0 pitch header
- Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485 on-board connector
- 1x M.2 socket (type E)
- 1x full size mini PCIe socket
- 8-bit configurable GPIOs controlled by embedded controller
- Misc – Watchdog timer, hardware monitoring (CPU & system temperature, voltages), on-board TPM 2.0 chip
- Power Supply – 12 to 24V DC input
- Dimensions – 120 x 120 mm (Nano-ITX form factor)
- Temperature and Humidity Ranges – -40 °C to +85 °C; 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
- MTBF – Over 100,000 hours at 55 C
The board ships with a passive heat spreader and an installation CD, and the company explains the board is especially suited for medical, networking, panel PC, kiosk, and digital signage applications. There’s no word about supported operating systems, but Portwell normally offers support for Windows, Linux, and in some cases VxWorks. It’s worth noting that Intel promises Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) and IoT Core (32-/64-bit), Linux through Wind River 8 (64-bit) and a Yocto Project BSP (64-bit), Android 7.0 Nougat 64-bit, as well as Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system for their Apollo Lake E3900 series processors, so in theory any of those OS should be possible.
Portwell did not provide pricing nor availability info for NANO-6062 board. You may be able to find a few more details on the product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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