AAEON PICO-EHL4-SEMI is a fanless Elkhart Lake mini PC designed for digital signage, smart retail (PoS and Kiosk), and industrial automation, and available with either the 10W quad-core Intel Celeron J6412 or the dual-core 6.5W Intel Celeron N6210.
The mini supports up to 16GB LPDDR4X memory, 32 to 128GB eMMC flash, optional mSATA storage, and comes with a 4K capable HDMI 2.0b video output port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and two optional COM ports providing RS232/RS422/RS485 connectivity.
- Elkhart Lake SoC
- Intel Celeron J6412 quad-core processor @ 2.0GHz/3GHz; 10W TDP
- Intel Celeron N6210 dual-core processor @ 1.2GHz/3GHz; 6.5W TDP
- System Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR4x 3200 MHz on-board memory
- 32GB eMMC flash (optional 64GB/128GB)
- mSATA socket
- Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0b ports up to 4Kx2K 60Hz
- Networking – 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via Realtek RTL8111H-CG controller
- USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports
- Serial Port – 2x RS-232/422/485 (COM1, COM2)
- 1x M.2 E key 2230 socket with PCIe/USB for WiFi/Bluetooth module
- 1x full-size mPCIe socket with mSATA by default, or USB 2.0, PCIe x1 selectable in the BIOS
- Security – Intel PTT TPM (integrated TPM)
- RTC with 3V/240mAh Lithium battery
- Watchdog timer
- AMI UEFI BIOS with Wake-on-LAN
- Front panel – HDD LED, PWR LED, Power Button, Buzzer, Reset
- Power Supply – +12V ATX via a lockable DC jack
- Dimensions – 122 x 80.8 x 44.4mm
- Weight – 400 grams
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0˚C ~ 50˚C with 0.5m/s airflow; storage: -40˚C ~ 80˚C
- Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
- MTBF – 489,989 hours
- Certification – CE/FCC Class A
AAEON provides support for Windows 10 64-bit and Ubuntu 20.04.3 (IOT) with Linux 5.13 for the fanless mini PC. The mini PC is mostly interesting because of its tiny size, it is fanless and appears to be designed for 24/7 operation.
If the name rings a bell, it’s because the PICO-EHL4-SEMI mini PC is based on the PICO-EHL4 pico-ITX SBC introduced in 2021 with a wide range of Elkhart Lake processors from the Celeron N6210 to the Atom x6425RE. The “new” mini PC only offers two of those processors and a subset of the features since some of the internal connectors in the single board computer are not accessible with a metal case. It’s unclear why it took almost two years to launch the mini PC after the board was introduced.
The AAEON PICO-EHL4-SEMI (J6412) with 8GB RAM and a 32GB eMMC flash can be purchased online for $417 provided the company (re-)stocks it. More details may be found on the product page and the press release.
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.