NanoCOM-APL Apollo Lake COM Express Module is Designed for Machine Vision & Factory Automation

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AAEON has just launched  NanoCOM-APL, a Type 10 COM Express module based on Intel Apollo Lake Atom, Celeron, or Pentium processor with up to 8 LPDDR4 memory, and on-board support for dual MIPI CSI interfaces.

The module is designed for machine vision and factory automation, and also features Gigabit Ethernet, optional on-board eMMC flash, PCIe x4, ten USB interfaces, and more.

NanoCOM-APL Apollo Lake COM Express Module

Apollo Lake COM Express ModuleThere are currently three variants of NanoCOM-APL module with the following specifications specifications:

  • SoC
    • NANOCOM-APL-A10-0001 – Intel Pentium N4200 quad core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.10 / 2.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 505; 6W TDP
    • NANOCOM-APL-A10-0002 – Intel Celeron N3350 dual core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.10 / 2.40 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 500; 6W TDP
    • NANOCOM-APL-A10-0003 – Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad core Apollo Lake-I processor @ 1.60 / 2.00 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 505; 12W TDP
  • System Memory – A10-0002: 2GB LPDDR4; A10-001 & A10-003: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – SPI flash for BIOS, optional eMMC 5.0 flash (A10-003: 32 GB, no flash by default for other two models)
  • Other on-Board Chips
    • Intel I210IT GbE transceiver
    • ITE IT8528 embedded controller
    • NXP DP to LVDS PTN3460 chip
  • COM Express Board-to-Board Connector withNanoCOM-APL COM Express Module
    • Display I/F – LVDS LCD/eDP, 1x DDI
    • Audio – High Definition Audio Interface
    • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB – 8x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0
    • Serial Port – 2x TX/RX
    • Storage – 2x SATA 2 interfaces
    • 3x PCI Express x1
    • LPC Bus, SMbus
    • 8x GPIOs
  • Misc – Watchdog timer (255 levels)
  • Form Factor – COM Express, Mini size, Pin-out Type 10
  • Power Supply – Standard : +12V, AT/ATX (Optional: +5V, AT/ATX)
  • Dimensions (L x W) – 84mm x 55mm (COM Express, Mini size, Pin-out Type 10 form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 °C ~ 60 °C or -40 °C ~ 80 °C; storage: -40°C ~ 80°C
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • MTBF – 80,000 hours
  • Certifications – CE/FCC
    NanoCOM-APL Block Diagram
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    The company provides the BIOS and Windows 10 64-bit drivers for the module, and offers optional accessories such as a heat spreader and a CPU cooler (fan).

ECB-920A COM Express Carrier Board

The modules are also compatible with the company’s universal COM Express Type 1/6/10 carrier board (ECB-920A) pictured below.

COM Express Type 1/6/10 Carrier Board
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Key features for ECB-920A board:

  • Supports COM Express Module Rev. 2.1 Pin-out Type 1/6/10
  • Storage – 4x SATA Ports
  • Display – Up to 24-bit Dual Channel LVDS Connector, DP, VGA
  • Audio – High definition audio; Line-in, Line-out, Microphone jacks
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • USB – 8x USB 2.0 x 8, USB 3.0 x 4
  • Expansion – 4x PCI-Express x1 slots (3 by PCI-E x1 pin-out, 1 by SIO pin-out) , 1x PCI-Express x4 slot, 1x PCI-Express x16 slot,  1x Mini-Card slot
  • Misc – LPC connector, 2x RS-232 port, front panel header, etc…
  • Power Supply – ATX Power Input
  • Dimensions – 304mm x 244mm (ATX Form Factor)

Both the modules and carrier board are available now at an undisclosed price. You’ll find more details on their respective product pages here and there.

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