UP Squared Pro 7000 SBC features up to Intel Core i3-N305 Alder Lake-N processor, up to 16GB LPDDR5

AAEON UP Squared Pro 7000 is a single board computer (SBC) based on a choice of Alder Lake-N SoCs up to the Core i3-N305 octa-core processor, up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 64GB eMMC flash.

The board supports up to three displays and comes with a MIPI CSI port, dual 2.5GbE networking, three USB 3.2 ports, two RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces, as well as several M.2 sockets for storage and wireless expansion that makes it suitable for machine vision solutions for smart factories, robotics applications, and retail/digital signage.

UP Squared Pro 7000

UP Squared Pro 7000 specifications:

  • Alder Lake-N SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Core i3-N305 octa-core processor up to 3.8 GHz with 6MB cache, 32EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 1.25 GHz; TDP: 15W
    • Intel Atom x7425E quad-core processor up to 3.4 GHz with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 1.0 GHz; TDP: 12W
    • Intel Processor N97 quad-core processor up to 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 1.2 GHz; TDP: 12W
    • Intel Processor N50 dual-core processor up to 3.4 GHz with 6MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
  • System Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR5
  • Storage
    • Up to 64GB eMMC flash
    • 1x SATA 3.0 port
    • 256Mbit flash for BIOS/UEFI
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1x DisplayPort 1.2 x 1
    • 1x DisplayPort 1.4a via USB Type-C port
    • Support for 3x independent displays
  • Camera I/F – MIPI CSI via 61-pin FPC connector
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack with Mic-in+Line-out
  • Networking
    • 2x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports via Intel i226-IT controllers
    • Optional WiFi and Bluetooth via M.2 socket
    • Optional 4G/5G via M.2 socket plus SIM card slot
  • USB
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports
    • 2x USB 2.0 interfaces from a 10-pin header
  • Serial – 2x 10-pin header for RS-232/422/485
  • Expansion
    • 40-pin GPIO header via Lattice MachXO2 CPLD/FPGA
    • 1x M.2 2230 E-key socket (CNVi, PCIe Gen 3 x1, USB 2.0)
    • 1x M.2 2280 M-key socket (PCIe Gen 3 x2, USB 2.0)
    • 1x M.2 3052 B-key socket (USB 3.2 Gen 2 only)
  • Security – Onboard TPM 2.0
  • Misc – Power button, RTC, fan header
  • Power Supply – 12V DC-in, 6A; AT/ATX type
  • Power Consumption (Typical) – 35W
  • Dimensions – 101.6 x 101.6 mm (4″ x 4″)
  • Weight – 200 grams
  • Temperature Range – 0°C ~ 60°C with 0.5m/s airflow
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • MTBF – 422,053 hours
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class A, RoHS Compliant, REACH

Intel Alder Lake-N SBC

AAEON provides support for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows IoT Core, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Yocto 4.0. The SBC can also run the Intel OpenVINO Toolkit which leverages the Intel UHD Graphics capabilities for AI inference and 3D graphics. You’ll find resources to get started in the wiki.

So far, we had only seen the new Alder Lake-N processors in consumers devices like mini PCs and laptops, but the UP Square Pro 7000 SBC brings the new SoCs to the embedded space including one model with the Atom x7425E Embedded SKU that should support a wider temperature range (but not shown in the specs above), as well as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), Time-Coordinated Computing (TCC), and in-band ECC (to be confirmed).

UP Squared Pro 7000 Block Diagram
Block Diagram

The datasheet, user manual, BIOS, and (Windows) drivers can be found on the product page, and you can find some additional information and ask questions in the UP community forum. The UP Squared Pro 7000 price starts at $249 for the model with an Intel Processor N50, 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC flash, and goes up to $499 with an Intel Core-i3 N305, 16GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC flash.

Update: This post was initially published on February 27, 2023, and updated following the official launch with pricing.

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David Willmore
David Willmore
11 months ago

Atomic PI 2 looking thing.

Willy
11 months ago

While their specs are generally appealing, I’m wondering why they continue to make so thick boards. The tallest connectors are on the side where there’s nothing. Just using recessed connectors for HDMI and RJ45 could reduce the total height by 15mm by making them reuse a part of the heat sink’s thickness. I can imagine that there are places where this could be a problem.

Gnattu
Gnattu
11 months ago

Exactly. For this thickness, it would be very hard to fit it into a 1U rack space.

Willy
11 months ago

That’s indeed a good point.

ProDigit
ProDigit
11 months ago

You could put a dgpu, drive, or other pcie card in the slot there. They could even use it for gpio cabling, sensors or hardware extension boards. Does look like an atomic pi, however, I want to know what the sales price is going to be. Considering that the pcie slots are probably going to be 3.0 x4 slots, it means a GTX 1660 TI, or smaller for gaming, limited by the i3 processor, not gpu; or an rtx 3060 with cpu 3 or 4 (atom) in case of gpu deep learning/folding/boinc, is about the maximum you’ll be able to… Read more »

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
11 months ago

Perhaps they are aimed at replacing older bigger boards in industrial uses. A plug and replace plus power supply.

TonyT
TonyT
11 months ago

Well, I wouldn’t spec it for my machines — we have 20 year old machines still working away, so I’d want a standard form factor. For one potential project, I’m thinking of using a mini-ITX motherboard, without a case.

Robin
Robin
11 months ago
Khadas VIM4 SBC