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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4 Replies to “PICO-APL3 Apollo Lake Pico-ITX Board Comes with an Optional TPM 2.0 Module”

  1. @Tomm
    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.

  2. @Tomm
    There are still new Cherry Trail devices being launched, it all depends what’s the target market. For the industrial market, it’s not always needed to have the latest processor, they have other requirements.

  3. @cnxsoft
    “they have other requirements.”

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

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