Fanless rugged controller offers 2.5GbE networking, 5G cellular, 9-36V wide power input

ARBOR ARES-1980 is a fanless rugged industrial controller powered by an Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core processor with 9-36V wide power input, 2.5GbE, optional 4G/5G cellular and/or WiFi connectivity, and designed for factory automation.

The embedded computer also comes with two PoE-capable Gigabit Ethernet ports, support for NVMe and SATA storage, eight digital outputs, eight digital inputs, several serial ports compatible with RS232,  RS422, and/or RS485, and more.

ARES-1980 fanless rugged controller

ARES-1980 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Core i3-1115G4E, Core i5-1145G7E (default), or Core i7-1185G7E Tiger Lake processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • System Memory – Up to 64GB 3200MHz RAM via 2x 260-pin DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets
  • Storage
    • 1x M.2 M-Key 2242/2280 (PCIe Gen III x4 + SATA III) socket
    • 1x 2.5-inch HDD/SSD SATA III tray
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0b connector up to 4Kp60 resolutions
    • 1x DisplayPort 1.4 connector up to 4Kp60 resolutions
    • 1x DVI-D connector up to 1080p60 resolution
  • Networking
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports with PoE (IEEE802.3af) via Intel i211AT PCIe controller
    • 1x 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel 225LM PCIe controller (iAMT supported on Core i5/i7)
    • Optional wireless/cellular via mPCIe or M.2 socket, up to 10x antennas
  • USB
    • 4x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (10 Gbps); 2x with independent full speed
    • 1x USB 2.0 onboard for encryption dongle
  • Serial
    • 2x RS232 DB-9 male connectors
    • 2x RS232 (default)/RS422/RS485 (RI/ 5V/ 12V) DB-9 male connector (selection via BIOS)
  • Expansion
    • 1x full mPCIe slot (PCIe x1+ USB2.0, Full size) with SIM card slot
    • 1x M.2 B-Key 2242/3042/3052 socket (PCIe x2 + USB3.0) with 2x SIM card slots
    • Digital I/O – 8x DI, 8x DO with 1.5KV isolation
    • Multi-Serial Bus – I2C, SPI, UART, GPIO (3.3 or 5V) via DB-15 connector
  • Misc – Watchdog Timer
  • Power Supply
    • 9 ~ 36V DC wide power input via 3-pin terminal block (V+, V-, GND)
    • Power Ignition (IGN +/-) via 2-pin terminal block
    • 3-pin terminal block for remote control and PWR LED output
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) – 210 x 180 x 70 mm (Sheet metal + aluminum alloy enclosure)
  • Weight – 3.7 kg
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20 to 60°C with airflow; storage: -40 ~ 70°C
  • Humidity – 10 ~ 95% @ 50°C (non-condensing)
  • Vibration – 5~500Hz 3 Grms X,Y,Z axis w/ SSD, according to IEC 60068-2-64
  • Shock (IEC 60068-2-27)
    • 40G peak acceleration (11 m sec. duration), operation with SSD
    • 80G peak acceleration (11 m sec. duration), non-operation with SSD
  • Certifications – CE, FCC Class A

9 36V DC fanless rugged mini pcBy default, the ARES-1980 supports wall mounting, but ARBOR also offers DIN-rail or VESA mounts for their device. The company officially supports both Windows 10 IoT and Ubuntu 20.04 Linux.

The fanless rugged industrial controller appears to be available now, but pricing has not been made public. More details, including a datasheet and user manual, can be found on the product page.

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3 Replies to “Fanless rugged controller offers 2.5GbE networking, 5G cellular, 9-36V wide power input”

    1. Any potential trademark dispute might have already been resolved.
      ARBOR Technology has been around since 1993, and I can see Arbor Networks was founded in 2000. So they had 20+ years to figure this out.

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