AAEON has launched another industrial Pico-ITX board powered by Intel Celeron/Pentium Apollo Lake processors with their PICO-APL3 Pico-ITX single board computer featuring either Celeron N3350 or Pentium N4200 processor together with 2 to 4GB soldered DDR3L memory, and 16 to 64 GB eMMC flash.
The company explains that one of key differences against other similar board is the option for a TPM module / hardware security that would allow applications such as payment processing for retailers or on the go.
AAEON PICO-APL3 board specifications:
- Intel Celeron N3350 dual core Apollo Lake processor @ up to 1.10/2.40GHz with 12EU Intel HD Graphics 500; 6W TDP
- Intel Pentium N4200 quad core Apollo Lake processor @ up to 1.10/2.50GHz with 18 EU Intel HD Graphics 505; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3L on-board (Option to 4GB)
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (32/64 GB as option), 1x SATA III port (5V/12V power), M.2 2280 B Key slot for SSD, SPI flash for AMI BIOS
- Video Output / Display
- HDMI 1.4b up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz
- Optional internal eDP up to 4096×2160 @ 60 Hz
- Optional DDI via BIO interface
- Audio – ALC269 audio codec + audio header
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via Reaktek RTL8111G PCIe Ethernet controller
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 header shared with fan connector
- Serial – 2x RS-232 serial ports (COM1/COM2)
- Camera I/F – 2-lane MIPI-CSI connector for optional 2MP camera, 4-lane MIPI-CSI connector for optional 8MP camera
- 1x M.2 2280 B Key slot with PCIe, SATA, USB 2.0/3.0, etc…
- 1x M.2 2230 E Key slot with PCIe, USB 2.0, etc…
- I2C, SMBus, I2S
- 4-bit DIO
- Optional 80-pin BIO connector for AAEON daughterboards
- Security – Optional TPM 2.0 module for hardware security
- Misc – Wake on LAN, Watchdog Timer, fan connector
- Power Supply – +12V via lockable & Phoenix terminal co-lay
- Dimensions – 100×72 mm ( PICO-ITX form factor)
- Weight – 250 grams
- Temperature range – Operating: 0°C ~ 60°C; storage: -40˚C ~ 80˚C
- Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
- MTBF – 110,000 hours
- Certifications – CE,FCC
The board comes with an optional heatspreader, heatsink & cooler. The product page does not mention anything about operating system, but if you download the user’s manual there, they explain how to install drivers for Windows 8.1/10. Linux should be working too, as the manual asked to disable “Monitor Mwait” in the BIOS to install a Linux OS.
The board should be available now at an undisclosed price.
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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