UP Xtreme Edge (UPX-Edge) Embedded Computer is Built around UP Xtreme Whiskey Lake SBC

AAEON UP Xtreme SBC was launched last June with a choice of 15W Whiskey Lake processors, namely Intel Celeron 4305UE dual-core processor, Intel Core i3-8145UE dual-core 4-thread processor, Intel Core i5-8365UE / Core i7-8665UE quad-core 8-thread processors.

The company has now launched a complete embedded computer built around UP Xtreme SBC named UP Xtreme Edge Computing System, or simply UPX-Edge for short, that’s a slight variation of the fanless chassis offered for the SBC during the Kickstarter campaign.

UP Xtreme Edge Computing System
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UPX-Edge specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Celeron 4305UE dual-core processor @ up to 2.2 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel UHD 610 graphics
    • Intel Core i3-8145UE dual-core 4-thread processor @ up to 2.1 GHz / 3.9 GHz (Turbo) with 4MB cache, Intel UHD 620 graphics
    • Intel Core i5-8365UE quad-core 8-thread processor @ up to 1.6 GHz / 4.1 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, Intel UHD 620 graphics
    • Intel Core i7-8665UE quad-core 8-thread processor @ up to 1.9 GHz / 4.8 GHz (Turbo) with 8MB cache, Intel UHD 620 graphics
  • System Memory – Up to 16GB dual-channel DDR4 memory (soldered on-board)
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI/DisplayPort Stack connector up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz and 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz respectively
  • Video
    • Decode – 4K 10-bit HEVC, 4K 10-bit VP9, 4K H.264/AVC, VP8, MPEG-2, MJPEG, VC-1
    • Encode – 4K 10-bit HEVC, 4K VP9, 4K H.264/AVC, VP8, MPEG-2, MJPEG
  • Audio – ALC887 audio codec; 3.5mm audio out/mic-in jack
  • Network Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet via Intel i210/i211 (TSN), and i219LM transceivers, optional WiFi & Bluetooth
  • USB – 4x USB3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • Serial Ports – 2x RS232/422/485 DB9 COM ports
  • Expansion Slot
    • 1x M.2 2230 E Key socket (1x PCIe x1, 1x USB2.0) for wireless cards
    • 1x M.2 2242/2280 B/M Key socket (2 x PCIe / 2xSATA) for high-speed SSD or deep-learning accelerators such as UP AI Core X
    • 1x mini PCIe with 1x PCIe x1 (option mSATA), 1x USB2.0, and SIM card slot for 3G/4G cellular cards, deep-learning accelerators, or other mPCIe cards
    • Green terminal block connected to 40-pin GPIO connector
    • Green terminal block connected to STM32 MCU
  • Misc – Power Button / LED, RTC battery
  • Power Supply – 12~60V DC-IN via lockable connector
  • Dimensions – 190 x 130 x 78.6 mm
  • Temperature Range – -20°C – +70°C
  • Humidity – 0 – 90% RH, non-condensing
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class A, RoHS Compliant, REACH
UPX Edge Embedded Computer
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The embedded computer works with Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 5.0, as well as Linux Yocto 2.7 with Kernel 4.19.

There are currently 7 configurations of UPX-Edge with variations of processor, memory (4GB, 8GB,  or 16GB), and optional AI CoreX 2280 neural-network accelerator. The computer ships with a VESA kit,  DIN-RAIL kit, SATA cable, and screw packs. Note a 19V/3.42A (65W) power adapter is sold separately, and a wireless LAN kit with an M.2 2230 card providing 802.11ac/a/b/g/n WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity is sold separately.

UPX-Edge embedded computer is available now, but not sold publicly online like some other products from the company. Instead, you could visit the product page and ask for a quote if interested. For reference, the Celeron board with 4GB RAM was sold for €249 during the Kickstarter campaign.

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