AAEON PICO-ADN4 Pico-ITX Alder Lake-N SBC features Processor N50 to Atom x7425E SoC

AAEON PICO-ADN4 Pico-ITX SBC comes with a choice of four Alder Lake-N processors – Processor N50, Processor N97, Core i3-N305, or Atom x7425E – and is available in SKUs with both standard (0°C ~ 60°C) and wide-temperature (-40°C ~ 85°C) ranges for industrial applications.

The single board computer comes with up to 16GB LPDDR5, SATA and mSATA storage, three display interfaces (HDMI, eDP/LVDS, DDI), dual Ethernet with 2.5GbE and GbE RJ45 ports, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and M.2 and mPCIe sockets for expansion. The board supports 12V DC power input by default, but AAEON company offers a 9V to 36V DC input option.

AAEON PICO-ADN4

PICO-ADN4 specifications:

  • Alder Lake-N SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Processor N50 dual-core processor up to 3.4 GHz with 6MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; TDP: 6W
    • Intel Processor N97 quad-core processor up to 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TDP: 12W
    • Intel Core i3-N305 octa-core processor up to 3.8 GHz with 6MB cache, 32EU Intel UHD Graphics; TDP: 15W
    • Intel Atom x7425E quad-core processor up to 3.4 GHz with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TDP: 12W
  • System Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz (soldered on board, since LPDDR does not work on SO-DIMM)
  • Storage – SATA III connector
  • Video Output
    • HDMI 1.4 up to  3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz (4Kp30)
    • Dual-channel 18/24bit LVDS up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
    • Optional DDI via BIO (see Expansion)
    • Optional eDP 1.4 up to 7680 x 4320
    • Up to 3x independent displays
  • Optional audio
    • Realtek ALC256 code
    • Line-out header
  • Networking
    • 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel I226-V controller
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via Realtek RTL8111H-CG controller
  • USB
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports
    • 2x USB 2.0 via internal connector
  • Serial – COM 1~2 RS-232/422/485 via connector; supports 5V/12V/RI
  • Expansion
    • Full-Size mSATA/mPCIe socket (default: mSATA, select with BIOS)
    • M.2 2230 E-Key socket (PCIe 3.0 [x1] + USB 2.0)
    • Optional 80-pin high-speed BIO connector (requires customized BIOS) with USB 2.0, SMBUS, DDI, LPC, PCIe [x1]
    • 4-pin DIO connector
    • SMBus/I2C connector
  • Security – TPM 2.0
  • Misc
    • 3V/240mAh RTC battery
    • Watchdog timer
    • AMI Aptio UEFI/BIOS with Wake-on-LAN support
    • 4-pin smart fan connector
    • HDD LED, PWR LED, Power Button, Buzzer, Reset
  • Power Supply
    • +12V DC via 2-pin Phoenix connector (Default) or lockable DC jack connector (colay)
    • Optional 9V to 36V input
  • Power Consumption @ 12V (Intel Core i3-N305, 16GB LPDDR5)
    • Typical: 2.97A or about 35.6 Watts
    • Max: 4.46A or around 53.5 Watts
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72 mm (Pico-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – 80 grams
  • Temperature Range
    • Operating – Commercial: 0°C ~ 60°C; WiTAS 2: -40°C ~ 85°C
    • Storage – -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • MTBF – 1,087,822 hours (that converts to 45,325 days or 124 years, so that must be a mistake…) [Update: It’s correct. AAEON replied: ” This will appear slightly higher than usual as we adopted SR-332 Issue 3 in October as part of our Reliability Prediction Standards testing, in line with others in the industry.”]
  • EMC – CE/FCC Class A

Intel Atom x7425 SBC

It’s the first Pico-ITX board from AAEON that uses LPDDR5 instead of LPDDR4 delivering higher bandwidth and lower latency. The company provides Windows 10 64-bit and Ubuntu 22.04 with Linux 5.19 for the board and explains it’s designed to cater to the needs of Industry 4.0 deployments such as industrial automation and assembly line quality control.

AAEON PICO-ADN4 Alder Lake-N Pico-ITX SBC is in mass production, but sample pricing has yet to be made public for this model. More details including a datasheet, a user manual, and Windows and Linux drivers can be found on the product page. A few extra tidbits of information may also be found in the press release.

PICO-ADN4 block diagram
System block diagram

 

 

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