UP Squared Apollo Lake Development Board Comes with Up to 8GB RAM, 128 GB Storage for 89 Euros and Up (Crowdfunding)

Up-Squared-Board

AAEON Introduced a Intel Atom X5 based Raspberry Pi-like development board named “UP Board” last year that sold for as low as 89 Euros via a Kickstarter campaign. The company is now back with the first Apollo Lake development board for makers I’ve seen so far, powered by either a dual core Celeron N3350 or a quad core Pentium N4200 processor, featuring an Altera MAX 10 FPGA, and called UP2 (“UP Squared”). There are six variants of UP Squared board sharing most of the same technical specifications: SoC 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 MHz / 750 MHz (6W TDP) FPGA – Altera Max 10 FPGA System Memory –  2, 4 or 8 GB […]

AAEON BOXER-6404 Bay Trail Embedded Computer Comes with 4 GbE Ports, 2 HDMI Outputs

AAEON has recently launched BOXER-6404 embedded box PC suitable to industrial application, powered by Intel Celeron J1900 “Bay Trail-D” or Celeron N2807 “Bay Trail-M” processor, with up to 8GB RAM, a CFast slot, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and to HDMI outputs. BOXER-6404 mini PC specifications: SoC Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor @ 2.0 /  2.42 GHz with Intel HD graphics (10W TDP) OR Intel Celeron N2807 dual core processor @ 1.58 / 2.16 GHz with Intel HD graphics (5W TDP) System Memory – 1x 204-pin DDR3L SODIMM slot for up to 4GB RAM with N2807), and up to 8GB RAM with J1900 Storage – CFast Slot Video and Audio Output – 1x or 2x HDMI ports Connectivity –  2x or 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port Serial – 1x RS232 DB9 port Expansion – 1x mini card with USB interface only Misc – Power button Power — 12V DC via […]

Aaeon AIOT-X1000 Linux Gateway is Powered by an Intel Quark SoC

Intel Quark SoC for low power embedded devices has been seen on platforms designed by Intel themselves, such as Intel Galileo board or Edison wearable development kit, but I had not found Quark SoC in actual products until Aaeon announced their AIOT-X1000 gateway for the internet of things running Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 SoC, and working with a Cloud Service by Asus, Aaeon’s parent company. The solution targets manufacturing, transportation, and energy applications. Aaeon AIOT-X1000 specifications: Processor – Intel Quark X1000-series SoCs @ up to 400 MHz System Memory – 1GB DDR3 800/1066 SODIMM Storage – IDE port, and micro SD slot Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet USB 4x USB2.0 ports Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485, 1x RS-422/485 Other I/Os — I2C, GPIO, JTAG Mini-PCIe card expansion – 1x full-size and  1x half-size, allowing for WiFi, 2G/3G/LTE cellular, Bluetooth, CAN bus, ZigBee, and RFID add-on boards Power – 5V or 9-24V DC input Dimensions – 146 x 102mm (board only) 3.5″ SBC form-factor The board can run […]

Aaeon Announces CoMs, 3.5″ & mini ITX Embedded Boards Powered by Intel Bay Trail Processors

AAEON has announced the release three embedded boards and modules based on Intel Celeron J1900, N2930, N2807 and Atom E3800 series processors, which are all part of Intel’s low power Bay Trail family. EMB-BT1 is s mini-ITX board powered by Intel Atom 3825 or 3845, Gene-BT05 is a 3.5″ industrial board also based on Atom 3815/3815 or Celeron N2930 processors, and COM-BT is a series of COM Express type 6 computers-on-module. EMB-BT1 mini-ITX Board EMB-BT1 is a fanless board designed for digital signage, POS, Kiosk and networking applications among others, with the following key features: SoC – Intel Atom E3825 with 2 cores @ 1.33 GHz (TDP: 6 W) or Atom E3845 with 4 cores @ 1.91 GHz (TDP: 10W) System Memory – DDR3L-1066 MHz (3825) or DDR3L-1333 MHz (3845) Storage – Up to 2x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2x SATA 3.0Gb/s Display – 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x LVDS with dual independent display support Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (via Realtek […]

AAEON EMB-KB1 AMD G-Series SoC based mini-ITX Embedded Motherboard

AMD announced their G-Series SoC combining CPU, GPU and chipset in a single chip nearly a year ago, but AAEON EMB-KB1 is the first mini-ITX board I’ve ever heard of using these embedded SoCs. The board features first generation AMD SoCs in dual and quad core configuration, with up to 16GB RAM, up to 9 USB interfaces, 2 SATA III ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports. AAEON EMB-KB1 hardware specifications: SoC GX-420CA quad-core CPU @2.0GHz with AMD Radeon HD 8400E GPU @600MHz – 25W TDP GX-217GA dual-core CPU @1.65GHz with AMD Radeon HD 8280E GPU @450MHz – 15W TDP System Memory – 2x SODIMM sockets for up to 16GB DDR3/DDR3L @ 1600MHz/1333MHz Storage – 2x SATA III (6.0Gb/s) I/O Chipset – Fintek F8186D-I Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek 8111F) Video Output – 1x LVDS, 1x VGA, and 1x DVI up to 1080p or 1920×1200 Audio – Mic-in, line-out, and internal audio for 2W speaker. Realtek ALC887 audio codec with […]

Boston Viridis 2.0 and AAEON CRS-200S-2R ARM Based Servers Powered by Calxeda Quad core Cortex A15 SoC

Calxeda unveiled its new ECX-2000 Server-on-a-Chip (SoC) at ARM Techcon 2013. Calxeda new chipset features 4 cortex A15 cores, support up to 16GB RAM, and thanks to the move from Cortex A9 to Cortex A15 supports hardware virtualization. I’ve stumbled across two new servers powered by ECX-2000: Boston Viridis 2.0 and AAEON-CRS-200S-2R. Let’s have a look Boston Viridis 2.0 The successor of Boston Viridis powered by Calxeda ECX-1000 quad core Cortex A9 SoC, Viridis 2.0 features six ECX-2000 cards, with each card hosting two four-core SoCs @ 1.8GHz, and consuming as little as 6 watts of power. The server runs Ubuntu 13.10 operating systems, and OpenStack Havana platform, and would typically be used for cloud computing, distributed storage, and virtualization. Viridis 2.0 is a 4U ARM microserver that, and the company claims this can allow up to 1000+ servers in a rack, or about 1.5PB of data storage per rack. The 4U form factor permits configuration with both 36x 3.5″ […]

Calxeda Showcases Aaeon and Foxconn ARM Servers at Computex 2013

ARM started to get involved in servers in 2011 with the announcements of Calxeda Energy Core, Marvell, and Applied Micro X-Gene Servers-on-a-Chip, and in 2012, products made by companies such as HP and Mitac  started to appears. We’ve got to see some more ARM based servers this year thanks to Charbax, who filmed some Aaeon and Foxconn servers powered by Calxeda EnergyCore quad core ARM Cortex A9 SoC at Computex 2013. The first server is Aaeon Indus 1U cloud storage appliance: 1U Chassis 2x Calxeda Energycore nodes 10x 3.5″ HDD 2x 10 GbE uplinks and 4x 10GbE chassis-to-chassis interconnects Foxconn server shown at Computex has slightly higher specs: 4U chassis 12 Calxeda Energycore nodes 60x 3.5″ HDD for up to 240TB storage 4x 10 GbE uplinks and 6x 10 GbE chassis-to-chassis interconnects for 100 GbE total bandwidth There’s also a Gigabyte server, but I could get details. Server based on Calxeda Energycore are said to provide 3 times more bandwidth […]