de next-TGU8-EZBOX tiny Tiger Lake mini PC is offered with fanless or active-cooling options

AAEON claims the de next-TGU8-EZBOX is the world’s smallest Edge PC with an embedded Intel Core CPU based on the de next-TGU8 SBC introduced in 2022 with an up to up to an Intel Core i7-1185G7E Tiger Lake SoC, 16GB LPDDR4, and M.2 NVMe storage.

The de next-TGU8-EZBOX is offered either as a fanless mini PC measuring 95.5 x 69.5 x 42.5mm, or a slightly taller system (45.4mm) with an active cooler. The mini PC features an HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5GbE ports, and USB 3.0. ports making it suitable for edge computing, digital signage, and industrial use.

de next TGU8-EZBOX

de next-TGU8-EZBOX specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Core i7-1185G7E quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.80GHz / 4.40GHz with Intel UHD graphics; TDP: 15W (TPD up: 28W); cooler version only
    • Intel Core i5-1145G7E quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.50GHz / 4.10GHz with Intel UHD graphics; TDP: 15W (TPD up: 28W); cooler version only
    • Intel Core i3-1115G4E dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.20GHz / 3.90GHz with Intel UHD graphics; TDP: 15W (TPD up: 28W); cooler version and heatsink versions available
  • System Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR4x, 3733MT/s
  • Storage – M.2 socket for NVMe SSD (See Expansion section)
  • Display – HDMI 1.4b up to 4Kp30
  • Networking
    • 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel i225/i226 controller
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via Intel i219 controller
  • USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 Type-A ports, 4x USB 2.0 interfaces via header
  • Expansion – M.2 M-Key 2280 socket (PCIe 4.0 Gen3 x2)
  • Security – fTPM
  • Misc
    • UEFI BIOS with WoL, watchdog timer
    • RTC + battery (3V/240mAh)
    • 4-pin Smart fan (Cooler version only)
    • Power Button
  • Power Supply – +12V DC via lockable DC jack, AT/ATX type
  • Power Consumption
    • Core i7-1185G7E + LPDDR4x 16GB : 12V @ 7A, 84W (Max)
    • Core i7-1185G7E + LPDDR4x 16GB : 12V @ 4.58A, 55W (Typical)
  • Dimensions
    • Fanless version – 95.5 x 69.5 x 42.5mm (282 ml)
    • Cooler version – 95.5 x 69.5 x 45.4mm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -10°C to 50°C, storage: -40°C to 80°C
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • EMC – CE/FCC Class A
  • MTBF – 609,263 hours
Actively-cooled de next-TGU8-EZBOX mini PC
Actively-cooled version of the de next-TGU8-EZBOX mini PC

AAEON provides support for Windows 10 64-bit and Ubuntu 20.04.4 with Linux Kernel 5.13 for the mini PC. Those are older versions of the OS, but it’s not uncommon for industrial-grade hardware that focuses on stability. The de next-TGU8-EZBOX ships with a wall mount bracket, screws, and a thermal pad.

The company also provides a few optional M.2 modules such as the PER-T642 for AI acceleration and Wi-Fi, the PER-T643 with AI acceleration and 4G LTE, and the PER-R41P for PCIe expansion with a a Riser Kit.


AAEON Tiger Lake mini PC block diagram
Block diagram

AAEON sells samples of the de next-TGU8-EZBOX mini PC with the Intel Core i7-1185G7E and 16GB LPDDR4 for $1,442, and other models are only up for pre-order starting at $942. Additional information – including the datasheet, user manual, BIOS, and drivers – may be found on the product page and in the press release.

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