UP Squared 2 is a compact single board computer powered by either an Intel Celeron N6210 or Pentium J6426 “Elkhart Lake” processor with up to 16GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, 4K capable HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and more.
Slightly smaller than two business cards, the UP Squared 2 is an upgrade of the UP Squared SBC introduced in 2016 with Intel Celeron N3350 or Pentium N4200 “Apollo Lake” processor. The new board offers virtually the same features, except the two HDMI ports, have been replaced by one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort connector, the mini PCIe slot is gone in favor of an M.2 NVMe socket, the Altera FPGA has been removed, and the new system provides overall better specifications in terms of CPU/GPU performance.
UP Squared V2 specifications:
- Elkhart Lake SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Celeron N6210 dual-core processor up to 2.6 GHz with Intel UHD graphics
- Intel Pentium J6426 quad-core processor up to 3.0 GHz with Intel UHD graphics
- System Memory – Up to 16GB RAM
- Storage – Up to 64GB eMMC flash, SATA III port + power
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 1.4b port up to 4Kp30
- 1x DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4Kp60
- 1x eDP connector
- Audio – 6-pin wafer with Mic-in and Line-out
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports via Realtek RTL8111H controllers
- Optional WiFi 5/6 and Bluetooth via Intel Wireless AC-9260 inserted into M.2 2230 E Key slot
- USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 2x USB 2.0 via 10-pin wafer
- Serial – 1x UART via 10-pin wafer, 1x RS-232 via 6-pin header
- 1x M.2 2230 E Key socket
- 1x M.2 2280 M Key socket
- 40-pin Raspberry Pi HAT header
- Security – TPM 2.0
- Misc – RTC, Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Watchdog timer, PXE
- Power Supply – 12V @ 6A; AT/ATX type (default AT mode)
- Power Consumption (typical) – 30W to 38W depending on SKU
- Dimensions – 90 x 85.6 mm
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C to 60°C; storage: -40°C to 80°C
- Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
- MTBF – 465,586 hours
- Certifications – CE/FCC Class A, RoHS compliant
AAEON says the UP Squared 2 supports Microsoft Windows 10, Windows IoT Core, and Linux (Ubuntu, Yocto). It is designed for fanless operating with a large heatsink placed underneath the board, and the company promises long-term support with supplies available until 2035. The documentation and instructions will basically be the same as for the original UP Squared since the layout and ports are mostly identical.
AAEON is taking pre-orders for the UP Square 2 starting at $161 for the model with a Celeron N6210, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC flash, and going up to $323 with a Pentium J6426 CPU, 64GB eMMC flash, and 16GB RAM. The power supply, a WiFI module, and a 256GB M.2 SSD are offered as options at extra cost. A complete mini PC with enclosure, named UP Square 2 Edge, is also in the works, but no additional information is available at the time of writing. You can also check out the product page for more details.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.