AAEON BOXER-8310AI Rugged Fanless Mini PC Combines Apollo Lake Processor & Myriad X VPU for AI Edge Applications

We’ve covered several of AAEON rugged mini PCs part of BOXER-8100 family powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X2 processor and targetting AI Edge applications.

The company has now introduced three new AI embedded computers for the same AI edge applications but using Intel processors together with Intel/Movidius Myriad X VPU (Vision Processing Unit) for AI acceleration. The three models are BOXER-8310AI, BOXER-8320AI, and the upcoming BOXER-8330AI based on respectively Intel Celeron/Pentium Apollo Lake processor, Intel Core i3 7th gen processor, and an Intel Core i3/77 or Xeon processor.

AAEON BOXER-8310AI rugged fanless mini PCI’ll focus on the Apollo Lake model in this post to introduce AAEON BOXER-8300AI family of rugged mini PCs.

BOXER-8310AI specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor
    • Intel® Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor
  • System Memory –  1x DDR3L SODIMM slot supporting up to 8GB RAM @ 1867 MHz
  • Storage Device – mSATA socket
  • AI Module – AI Core X with Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4b, VGA
  • Audio – 1x Line out, 1x Mic-in
  • Connectivity – Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) with 2x Intel i211-AT controllers; 2x antenna holes (but no details about socket for wireless cards in the specs)
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports
  • Serial – 3x DB9 connectors for RS-242/422/485 (Switch by BIOS)
  • Misc – Power button, remote on/off, Power LED, HDD active LED
  • Power Supply – 9-24V DC 3-pin terminal block
  • Dimensions – 166 x 106.6 x 35mm
  • Weight – 600 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -25°C ~ 55°C; storage: -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Humidity – 95% @ 40°C, non-condensing (storage)
  • Anti-Vibration – 3 Grms/ 5 ~ 500Hz/ operation – mSATA
  • Certifications – CE/FCC class A

Myriad X Mini PCThe mini PC is said to support Debian 9.8, and Intel OpenVINO toolkit in order to run AI inferences on existing frameworks such as TensorFlow or Caffe or to create their own. It ships by default with two wall mount brackets and a 3-pin DC-in power connector. The 40W power adapter, power cord, and DIN-Rail mount kit are all optional.

The BOXER-8310AI is said to be suitable for AI solutions such as traffic monitoring, people counting, or smart retail solutions.  You’ll find more details on the product page, and you can purchase it for $525 on AAEON’s online store.

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