Three Add-on Boards for UP Board and UP Squared – UP-AUDIO HAT, UP-CAMERA HAT, UP-POE HAT

AAEON has announced three add-on boards for their Intel based UP board (Cherry Trail) and UP Squared board (Apollo Lake):

  • UP-AUDIO HAT –  Features external ports for a microphone and speakers/headphones
  • UP-CAMERA HAT – Comes with two FPC/FFC connectors for 2M security camera
  • UP-POE HAT – Adds WAN and LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports and PoE support


UP-Audio HAT
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AAEON’s UP-Audio HAT currently only works with UP board, and features the following:

  • Audio Codec – Realtek ALC5672
  • 3.5mm Audio Jacks – 1x Line out, 1x MIC
  • Headers – 2x speaker
  • Built-in Components – 2x digital microphones, 1x buzzer
  • Connects to board via 40-pin GPIO female header
  • Dimensions – 85 mm x 56 mm

The board is supported in Windows 10, Android 6, and Ubuntu 16.04.


UP-CAMERA HATThe camera board works with UP Board, UP Squared and UP Core boards. UP-CAMERA HAT specifications & features:

  • 2x MIPI CSI-2/ DSI DPHY Re-timer
  • 2x FPC/ FFC connector for 2MP cameras
  • LDO Linear Regulator
  • 5V Power Connector
  • Dimensions – 10.2 mm x 56 mm x 1.6 mm

The add-on board appears to be only supported in Windows 10 so far.


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The PoE expansion is supported by both UP board and UP Squared boards. UP-POE HAT specifications:

  • Chipsets
    • Analog LT4321I PoE Ideal Diode Bridge Controller
    • Analog LT4276B PD Forward / Flyback Controller
  • 1x RJ45 input (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • 1x RJ45 output (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • IEEE802.3 AT Standard; max 25W Power Supply
  • Connects to board via 40-pin GPIO female header
  • 5V DC output via terminal block
  • Dimensions – 85.6mm x 56.5mm x 25mm

Support for this board is OS-agnostic, meaning it will work on any operating systems supported by UP board/squared.

You’ll find more details on all three add-on boards on AAEON’s gateway boards page. Pricing is however not publicly available, and you’d have to inquire to find out how much each of them actually costs…

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