PICO-APL3 Apollo Lake Pico-ITX Board Comes with an Optional TPM 2.0 Module

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.

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AAEON PICO-APL3 board specifications:

  • SoC
    • 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
  • Expansion
    • 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
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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.


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3 years ago

Apollo Lake is past already, in following months we see Gemini Lake take over.

Artur Andersen
Artur Andersen
3 years ago

Exactly so, Apollo Lake + DDR3 is just *so* 2016.

This is just another attempt to sell off all of those obsolete CPUs before Gemini Lake products ramps up.

Artur Andersen
Artur Andersen
3 years ago

“they have other requirements.”

For the commercial/industrial market, the most important factor is cost per unit item, usually followed by “support”.