UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit supports 5G, WiFi 6, Myriad X AI accelerator cards

UP! Bridge the Gap, a brand belonging to AAEON Technology, has started taking pre-orders for the UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit, a mini PC based on the UP Xtreme i11 Edge Tiger Lake SBC that was first introduced last year, and formally launched last month.

The mini PC is offered with Celeron 6305E up to Intel Core i7-1185GRE processor, optional DDR4 and SSD, M.2 sockets for 5G, WiFi 6, or an AI accelerator card based on Movidius Myriad X VPU., serial ports, as well as a Phoenix terminal connector to access some of the GPIOs.

UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling KitUP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit specifications:

  • Tiger Lake “E”/”GRE” SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Core i7-1185G7GRE quad-core/8-thread processor @ up to 4.4 GHz with 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics; up to 28W TDP (cTDP 15W)
    • Intel Core i5-1145G7GRE quad-core/8-thread processor @  up to 4.1 GHz with 80 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics; up to 28W TDP (cTDP 15W)
    • Intel Core i3-1115G4GRE dual-core/4-thread processor @  up to 3.9 GHz with 48 EU Intel UHD Graphics; up to 28W TDP (cTDP 15W)
    • Intel Celeron 6305E dual-core processor @  up to 2.0 GHz with 48EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP
  • FPGA – Intel FPGA Altera Max V for the GPIO bus
  • AI Accelerator – Optional dual Myriad X accelerator via M.2 2280 socket
  • System memory – 2x SO-DIMM for up to 64GB DDR4 @ 3200MT/s
  • Storage – 1x SATA 3.0, 1x M.2 2280 M-key (combo 2x PCIE[x1]) NVMe)
  • Video Output
    • HDMI 2.0b up to 4Kp60
    • 1x DisplayPort
    • 1x USB Type-C port with DP 1.4
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio out/in jack, HDMI audio, DisplayPort audio
  • Connectivity
    • Wired
      • LAN1 Gigabit Ethernet via Intel i219 controller with PXE and WoL support
      • LAN2 2.5GbE with TSN support via Intel i225 controller
      • Note: vPRO is only available in i7/i5 CPU
    • Wireless
      • WiFi 5/6 – Optional via M.2 2230 Intel AC9260 card
      • Bluetooth – Optional via M.2 2230 Intel AC9260 card
      • 4G LTE/ 5G – Optional via M.2 3052 card + onboard SIM slot
  • USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 4.0 Type-C port with DP
  • Serial – 2x RS232/422/485 DB9 portsvia Fintek F81801,
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 2280 M key socket (supports NVMe SSD)
    • 1x M.2 2230 E key socket
    • 1x M.2 3052 B key socket
    • 1x PCI-e[x4] (adapter board accessory required)
    • 16-pin Phoenix terminal connector with 3.3V, 5V, GND, I2C, 8x GPIO, and 2x PWM.
  • Security – Infineon TPM SLB9670 on board
  • Misc – RTC, watchdog timer, 4x YRGB LEDs, power & reset buttons, active heatsink
  • Power Supply –  12V DC via lockable connector
  • Power consumption – 32W typ.
  • Dimensions – 152 x 124 x 66.5 mm
  • Weight – 2.3 kg (gross)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C ~ 60°C; storage: -40°C ~ 80°C
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Certification – CE/FCC Class A, RoHS compliant

Tiger Lake mini PC COM ports, 5G WiFi antennasThe computer is compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 full version, Yocto project 3.0/3.1 using  Linux 5.4, and Ubuntu 20.04 with Linux 5.8, as well as Intel OpenVINO toolkit 2021 R1 with support for TensorFlow and Caffe AI frameworks. Ubuntu and OpenVINO are also part of the Intel Software Foundation Kit that may be installed on the device upon request, and also includes MRAA and UPM I/O and sensor libraries, Docker, k3s Kubernetes, AWS Greengrass, and more.

Interestingly, it’s possible to test AI workloads on the device before purchasing it on Intel DevCloud for the Edge. The solution is said to enable the testing of AI models’ performance using the Intel OpenVINO Toolkit and combinations of CPUs, GPUs, VPUs, and FPGAs within your web browser.

UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit Block Diagram
Block Diagram

UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit is available for pre-order now with pricing ranging from $385 to $1495 depending on the processor, and whether you select a barebone model without memory or storage, or a fully equipped mini PC with a card featuring two Myriad X VPUs.

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