Edge IoT Gateway Powers Networks in Smart Factories, Smart Cities

AAEON SRG-3352 Edge IoT Gateway

In case you wonder if Arm Cortex-A8 processors are still getting used in new products, you’ll be glad to learn AAEON has just launched SRG-3352 Edge IoT Gateway based on an unnamed Arm Cortex-A8 processor @ 800 MHz and designed to power networks for Smart Factories, Smart Cities, and more. AAEON SRG-3352 specifications: SoC – Unnamed Arm Cortex-A8 800 MHz RISC processor, possibly Texas Instrument Sitara AM335x processor System Memory – 1GB DDR3L Storage – 8GB eMMC flash, MicroSD slot Connectivity 2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Optional 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 via USB port Optional NB-IoT or 3G/4G LTE via mini PCIe card; SIM card socket Serial Ports – 2x RS-485 interface via Phoenix terminal blocks or D-Sub connectors USB – 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x Micro USB 2.0 port Misc – RTC with CR2032 Lithium battery, 4 user LEDs, Reset button, optional VGA output Power Supply – 9-30V DC Input via terminal block Power Consumption – 2.28 W […]

UP Xtreme Lite Whiskey Lake SBC is Made for “Developers on a Budget”

UP Xtreme Lite

AAEON UP Xtreme Whiskey Kake SBC launched last year for 249 Euros via a crowdfunding campaign, and the single board computer can now be purchased from UP shop from $299 for the Celeron 4305UE version with 4GB RAM, and up to $799 with an Intel Core i7-8665UE quad-core processor and 16GB RAM. But soon, you should be able to purchase a more affordable version as the company just unveiled UP Xtreme Lite board made “for developers on a budget” and “designed to provide developers with a platform that’s flexible, powerful, and great value while not sacrificing performance”. UP Xtreme Lite specifications with the differences against the original UP Xtreme either stricken though (when removed) or highlighted in bold (for new features): SoC (one or the other) Intel Celeron 4305UE dual-core processor @ up to 2.2 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel UHD 610 graphics Intel Core i3-8145UE dual-core 4-thread processor @ up to 2.1 GHz / 3.9 GHz (Turbo) with 4MB […]

AI Edge Fanless Embedded Box PC is Powered by HiSilicon HI3559A Penta-Core 8K AI Camera SoC


HiSilicon Hi3559A is a penta-core Cortex-A73/A53 processor designed for 8Kp30 or 4Kp120 smart cameras thanks to DSP cores and a single or dual-core NNIE (Neural Network Inference Engine) AI accelerator. We first found the processor in an expensive development board and noted its integration into OBSBOT Tail 4Kp60 “auto-director” smart camera and a 4Kp120 action camera. AAEON has now launched BOXER-8410AI AI Edge fanless embedded box PC based on Hi3559A V100ES processor to add an alternative to its Intel and NVIDIA based AI edge PC‘s. AAEON BOXER-8410AI specifications: SoC – Hisilicon Hi3559A V100(ES) (See product brief) CPU – Penta-core processor with 2x Arm Cortex A73 cores @ 1.8 GHz, 2x Arm Cortex A53 cores @ 1.2 GHz, 1x low power Arm Cortex A53 core @ 1.2 GHz GPU – Arm Mali-G71 MP2 GPU @ 900 MHz AI Accelerators – Quad-core DSP & dual-core NNIE MCU – Arm Cortex-M7 based Sensor Hub System Memory – 4GB/8GB DDR4 Storage – 32GB/64GB eMMC […]

UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance Combines Whiskey Lake SBC, Myriad X VPUs, and Video Management & Analytics Software

UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance

We’re seeing more and more computer vision products with built-in artificial intelligence accelerated features like face recognition or object detection including AI cameras, facial recognition systems, and AI NVR systems. It’s great as a consumer because of less frequent and more accurate alerts in security camera systems but more worrying as a citizen due to mass surveillance. But the trend is here to stay, and AAEON has just announced the UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance solutions powered by UP Extreme Whiskey Lake SBC with either an Intel Core i5-8365UE or Intel Core i7-8665UE processor, as well as two Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUs using OpenVINO SDK. The system also leverages Milestone video management software (VMS) and SAIMOS video analytics software. Based on the photo above, the hardware looks to be UPX-Edge Embedded Computer which we previously covered in details at launch last December. Instead of hardware, the focus of Up Xtreme Smart Surveillance is to provide a turnkey solution combining AAEON […]

AI Network Video Recorder Combines Intel Atom X5 E3940 SoC, Two Myriad X VPUs, and Five Ethernet Ports


AAEON seems to launch a new “AI Embedded Box PC” monthly either equipped with an NVIDIA Jetson module or a solution combining an Intel processor and a Myriad X VPU card. Here’s another one with AAEON VPC-3350AI AI edge computer powered by an Intel Atom X5 E3940 Apollo Lake processor, as well as two Myriad X VPUs for AI acceleration, and equipped with five Ethernet ports – four of which supporting PoE – to get video data from IP cameras or other networked video sources that makes it especially suitable as an AI network video recorder. VPC-3350AI specifications: SoC – Intel Atom X5-E3940 quad-core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz with 2 MB cache, 12 EU Intel UHD graphics; 9.5W TDP; Option for Celeron N4200/N3350 and X5-E3950) System Memory – Up to 8GB, DDR3L via 204-pin SODIMM socket Storage – 1x SATA port for 2.5″ drives AI Accelerator – 2x Intel Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (up […]

AAEON Compact Fanless Embedded Box PC Features NVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX or Nano SoM

AAEON Jetson Xavier-NX Embedded Box PC

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX module was officially launched about a week ago, and at the time we noted several carrier boards and mini PCs were launched or announced from companies like D3 Engineering, Diamond Systems, and Connect Tech. We should expect many new Jetson Xavier-NX embedded mini PC announcements over the next few weeks and months, and AAEON has now announced two new similar compact fanless embedded box PCs namely Boxer-8221AI and BOXER-8251AI with the same designed but powered by respectively Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier-NX modules. Both models should share the same specifications except for the module: SoM Boxer-8221AI – NVIDIA Jetson Nano with quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 processor @ 1.43 GHz, 128-core Maxwell GPU, 4GB LPDDR4,  16GB eMMC flash Boxer-8251AI – NVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX with 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 48 Tensor Cores, 2x NVDLA deep learning accelerators (up to 21 TOPS at 15 Watts), 8 GB  LPDDR4x, 16 GB eMMC 5.1 […]

YARC Case Can House a Raspberry Pi Board with one HAT Expansion Board and Up to 3 Hard Drives (Crowdfunding)

YARC Raspberry Pi Case HAT HDD

There are plenty of enclosures for Raspberry Pi board and other compact x86 or Arm Linux SBCs, but many projects require expansion boards and it’s not always possible to use an off-the-shelf case. That’s with that in mind that Stefano Zorzi and other enthusiasts have created YARC (Yes, Another Raspberry Case), a hexagonal case that supports the most popular single board computers, even when an add-on board – such as a Raspberry Pi HAT – is attached to the board. There’s enough space for up to three 2.5″ hard drives. Those are the boards officially supported (tested?) with the case: Raspberry Pi B +, 2B, 3B, 3B +, 4B, A +, 3A + Hardkernel ODROID C1, C2 AAEON Up Board Asus Tinker board and Tinker board S Radxa Rock Pi 4 Orange Pi PC, Pi PC2, Pi PC Plus Basically any board with compatible mounting holes can be installed in YARC case. There’s plenty of space for whatever cables you […]

3.5″ SubCompact SBC Leverages Intel Whiskey Lake Processor for Embedded & AI Applications

3.5-inch SubCompact Board

AAEON already has several Whiskey Lake SBCs in its portfolio including PICO-WHU4 Pico-ITX board for AI & edge computing and UP Extreme SBC targeting the maker community and enthusiasts. The company’s latest GENE-WHU6 is a features-rich 3.5″ SubCompact SBC offered with a choice of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Celeron Whiskey Lake Embedded processors and designed for embedded and artificial intelligence applications thanks to an M.2 socket accepting AI accelerator cards. AAEON GENE-WHU6 specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Celeron 4305UE dual-core processor @ 2GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 610; 15W TDP Intel Core i3-8145UE dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.2GHz / 3.9GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP Intel Core i5-8365UE quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.6GHz / 4.1GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP Intel Core i7-8665UE quad-core/octa-thread processor @  1.7GHz / 4.4GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP System Memory – 2x 2400 MHz Dual Channel DDR4 (Non-ECC) SODIMM up to 32GB Storage – SATA […]