AAEON launches UP Xtreme i11 & UP Squared 6000 robotic development kits

AAEON’s UP Bridge the Gap community has partnered with Intel to release two robotic development kits based on either UP Xtreme i11 or UP Squared 6000 single board computers in order to simplify robotics evaluation and development.

Both robotic development kits come with a four-wheeled robot prototype that can move omnidirectionally, sense and map its environment, avoid obstacles, and detect people and objects. Since those capabilities are already implemented, users can save time and money working on further customization for specific use cases.

UP Xtreme i11 robotic development kit
UP Xtreme i11 robotic development kit

Key features and specifications:

  • SBC
    • UP Squared 6000 SBC – Recommended for power efficiency and extended battery power
      • SoC – Intel Atom x6425RE Elkhart Lake processor clocked up to 1.90 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics
      • System Memory – 8GB LPDDR4
      • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, SATA port
    • UP Xtreme i11 SBC – Recommended for higher performance
      • SoC Intel Core i7-1185GRE clocked at up to 4.40 GHz and Intel Iris Xe Graphics
      • System Memory – 16GB (2x 8GB) SO-DIMM DDR4
      • Storage – 128GB 2.5-inch SSD, SATA port
      • Note: you can check out UP Xtreme i11 Edge Computing kit review for more details about a system based on UP Xtreme i11)
    • Video Interfaces – HDMI, DisplayPort, eDP
    •  Networking
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • Intel AC9260 WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 M.2 2230 module
    • Expansion – Various M.2 sockets for expansion such as the AI Core XM2280 M.2 card with 2x Intel Movidius Myriad X accelerators, 4G LTE modem, etc…
  • Mecanum Wheels Robot
    • 4x motors
    • 1x motor control board based on STM32F103RCT6 microcontroller
    • 1x wheel module with 4 omnidirectional mecanum wheels
  • Camera – Intel RealSense D435i depth camera for SLAM and tracking applications
  • Power Supplies
    • SBC
      • 12V/6A (72W) power supply for the UP Squared 6000 SBC
      • 12V/8A (96W) power supply for the UP Xtreme i11 SBC
      • Optional battery – Litionite Tanker 90W 50,000mAh power bank recommended
    • Motor control board – 12V/5A (60W) power supply
UP Squared 6000 robotic development kit
UP Squared 6000 robotic development kit

Both kits ship with Ubuntu 20.04 and Robot Operating System 2 (ROS2) Foxy, as well as Intel OpenVINO toolkit 2021, and the Intel Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intel EI for AMR) software development kit. You’ll find out how to get started with either kit on Github, and support will be provided through the UP Community.

The UP Squared 6000 and UP Xtreme i11 robotic development kits are available now for respectively $1,349 and $2,149 on the UP shop, which should be quite cheaper than the higher-end SyncBot AMR we wrote about a few days ago and supporting AAEON RBX-I2000 robot controller. More details may be found on the product page.

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