3.5-inch SubCompact board features LGA1200 socket for Comet Lake Embedded processors

Comet Lake SBC socketed processor

Most compact boards covered on CNX Software are either getting the processor soldered on board, or with a system-on-module including CPU, storage, memory, and potentially other features like PMIC and Ethernet. But AAEON GENE-CML5 3.5-inch subcompact board adopts a different approach and uses an LGA1200 socket to offer a choice of five different Intel Comet Lake Embedded processors from Celeron up to Core i7. AAEON GENE-CML5 specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i7-10700TE 8-core/16-thread Comet Lake processor @ 2.0 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 16MB cache, Intel UHD Graphics 630; 35W TDP Intel Core i5-10500TE 6-core/12-thread Comet Lake processor @ 2.3 GHz / 3.7 GHz with 12MB cache, Intel UHD Graphics 630; 35W TDP Intel i3-10100TE quad-core/4-thread Comet Lake processor @ 2.3 GHz /  3.6 GHz with 6MB cache, Intel UHD Graphics 630; 35W TDP Intel Pentium Gold G6400TE dual-core/4-thread processor @ 3.2 GHz with 4MB cache, Intel UHD Graphics 610; 35W TDP Intel Celeron G5900TE dual-core/2-thread […]

The 5 best Intel & AMD single board computers for makers

Best Intel AMD single board computers for makers

A few weeks ago, we wrote a list of what we consider to be the top 5 most powerful Arm SBC’s and development kits, and this time around we’ll cover x86 SBC’s powered by Intel or AMD processors. But this time around, instead of focusing on the most powerful x86 single board computers which would lead to unaffordable, industrial Xeon SBC’s, we’ll be looking into the 5 best boards designed for makers. That means affordable pricing, I/O headers, and community support. The list is in no particular order. Rock Pi X – x86 on the cheap If you ever wanted the cheapest possible x86 board, Atomic Pi SBC $35 price tag was hard to beat, but it was only cheap because it was sourced from a failed robotics project, and not very convenient to use. But now in 2021, the cheapest x86 SBC that can run Windows is clearly Rock Pi X starting at $39… That price tag is for […]

Edge AI and robotics embedded computers feature NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX module

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX computers

NVIDIA unveiled a cost-down version of the Jetson TX2 module with the Jetson TX2 NX SO-DIMM system-on-module last month, and AAEON is one of the first companies to have updated some of their products with the new module. AAEON’s BOXER-823x-series of fanless embedded computers feature the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX module, and multiple Ethernet ports, including some PoE capable for the development of edge AI and robotics applications. BOXER-8230AI AI Edge Fanless Embedded Box PC This model offers a mid-range alternative between the Jetson Xavier AGX NX-based BOXER-8250AI embedded box PC and the Jetson Nano-powered BOXER-8220AI mini PC both of which offer the same ports. BOXER-8230AI specifications: SoM (CPU/Memory/Storage) – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX with dual-core NVIDIA Denver 2 64-Bit CPU and quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 MPCore processor @ up to 2.0 GHz, 256-core NVIDIA Pascal GPU @ up to 1.3 GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC flash Storage – MicroSD card slot, SATA III port for 2.5-inch drive (for high version) […]

UP Squared Pro SBC gets more I/Os, 3x M.2 sockets, TPM 2.0 security chip

UP Squared Pro SBC

UP Squared Apollo Lake SBC was launched in 2016 via a crowdfunding campaign with a price starting at just 89 Euros for the model with 2GB RAM 16GB storage, and a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor. AAEON has now announced an update simply called UP Squared Pro with many of the same features, but greater expandability and I/O features, for example, to add 5G modules and AI accelerators through one of the three M.2 sockets, as well as improved security via a TPM 2.0 chip. UP Squared Pro (UPN-APL01) specifications with highlights in bold or strikethrough in comparison to the UP Squared specifications (in 2016): SoC (one or the other) Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core “Apollo Lake” processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4 GHz with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (6W TDP) Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core “Apollo Lake” processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.5 GHz with 18 EU Intel HD graphics 505 @ 200 […]

PoE powered AI Edge computer combines NXP i.MX 8M SoC with Google Edge TPU

AAEON has introduced several BOXER AI edge computers over the years either powered by an NVIDIA Jetson module, a HiSilicon HI3559A Arm SoC, or an Intel processor combined with Movidius Myriad AI accelerator. The latest model, BOXER-8521AI, combines an NXP i.MX 8M SoC with Google Edge TPU AI accelerator, and offers 1GB RAM, USB ports, a 40-pin external I/O connector, and 12V or PoE power inputs. AAEON BOXER-8521AI specifications: SoC – NXP i.MX 8M SoC quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with Cortex-M4F real-time core, 2D/3D GPUs AI Accelerator – Google Edge TPU ML accelerator coprocessor System Memory – 1GB LPDDR4x RAM Storage – 8GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card slot Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0a port Audio – 1x Mic-in, 1x Line-out, optional 2x MEMS microphones Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with PoE (802.3at) Optional? WiFi 2×2 MIMO (802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz) & Bluetooth 4.1 plus two antennas USB – 2x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports Serial – 1x […]

AAEON PICO-TGU4 Pico-ITX Tiger Lake UP3 SBC Comes with 2.5 GbE, SATA, HDMI & eDP

AAEON PICO-TGU4 Tiger Lake Pico-ITX SBC

I’ve just written about the first Tiger Lake UP3 Pico-ITX motherboard I’ve seen with Commell LP-179 equipped with an Intel Core i7 or Celeron processor, but while doing research on the topic, AAEON PICO-TGU4 Pico-ITX SBC with “11th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron U-Series Processor SoC” showed up. The company does not specify Tiger Lake processors, but the description fits, and AAEON mentioned PICO-TGU4 in an earlier press release about Elkhart Lake and Tiger Lake SBCs without any details. But we’ve now got some photos and key features & specifications for AAEON PICO-TGU4 SBC: SoC – 11th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron Tiger Lake UP3 SoC up to 4.8 GHz System Memory – Up to 32GB LPDDR4x 4267 MHz on-board memory, In-Band ECC Storage – 1x SATA port Video Output HDMI 2.0b port up to 4Kx2K 60Hz 1x eDP up to HBR3, 8Kx4K 30Hz Audio – High Definition Audio Interface, Line-in/Line-out/MIC via header Networking 1x 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel i225 1x […]

UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake SBC and mini PC to ship with Ubuntu 20.04

UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake-SBC with AI accelerator

Ever since the launch of Intel Atom Cherry Trail powered Up Board SBC in 2015, AAEON has kept launching more UP boards with faster, yet still low power processors, as well as complete turnkey solutions based on their x86 SBC such as the UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance kit. The company has now formally unveiled the UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake SBC as well as a mini PC called UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling kit based on the board that features a choice of Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake Embedded Core or Celeron processor, an Intel Altera MAX 5 FPGA, up to 64GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5GbE networking, and more. UP Xtreme i11 SBC Specifications: Tiger Lake “E” SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i7-1185G7E quad-core/8-thread processor @ up to 4.4 GHz with 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics; up to 28W TDP (cTDP 15W) Intel Core i5-1145G7E quad-core/8-thread processor @  up to 4.1 GHz with 80 EU […]

UPX-Edge BrainFrame Edge AI DevKit Targets Smart Video Analytics

UPX Edge Embedded Computer

AAEON UP Xtreme Edge (UPX-Edge) is a rugged embedded computer built around the company’s UP Xtreme SBC with a choice of 15W Whiskey Lake-U processors ranging from Celeron 4305UE to Core i7-8665UE, and optional Intel Movidius X AI accelerator cards. We previously noted the company had launched UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance kit integrating Milestone video management software (VMS) and SAIMOS video analytics software to the embedded computer. AAEON has now partnered with another company – AOTU.AI – to announce the launch of the BrainFrame Edge AI Developers Kit (DevKit) aiming to help developers and system integrators to rapidly create and deploy Smart Vision applications. The solution relies on UP Xtreme Edge mini PC fitted with an Intel Core i5-8365UE processor and 16GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, and two Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUs. We’ve also gone through Up Xtreme Edge specifications, so let’s instead focus on the software. This is how aotu.ai describes BrainFrame smart video analytics platform: BrainFrame is […]