USB4 Version 2.0 to enable speeds of up to 80 Gbps, introduce “active” USB cables

USB4 Version 2 80Gbps

The USB Promoter Group has just pushed a press release about the “pending release” of the USB4 Version 2.0 specification that promises up to 80 Gbps of data performance over the USB Type-C cable and connector. The group also explains both the USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specifications will also be updated, and everything will be published right before the USB DevDays developer events planned for November 2022 in the US and South Korea. So that’s basically an announcement about a future announcement, but we were still provided with some highlights of the upcoming USB4 v2 specification: Up to 80 Gbps operation based on a new physical layer architecture, using existing 40 Gbps USB Type-C passive cables and newly-defined 80 Gbps USB Type-C active cables. Updates to data and display protocols to better use the increase in available bandwidth. USB data architecture updates now enable USB 3.2 […]

conga-HPC/uATX is a micro-ATX board for COM-HPC Client Type modules

congatec has just introduced the conga-HPC/uATX micro-ATX carrier board designed for COM-HPC Client modules size A, B, and C. The board is vendor independent since it is based on the COM-HPC and micro-ATX standards and designed for embedded long-term availability of at least seven years. That means the micro-ATX carrier board works congatec solutions such as the high-end conga-HPC/cALS COM-HPC Client Size C module with up to a 16-core Intel Core i9 Alder Lake-S processor or the more power-efficient conga-HPC/cALP COM-HPC Client Size A modules with Intel Celeron 7305E processor, as well as similar solutions from ADLINK Technology, Advantech, Portwell, and other vendors. conga-HPC-/uATX carrier board specifications: Compatible with COM-HPC Client Type Modules (Size A: 95 x 120mm, Size B: 120 x 120mm, and Size C: 160 x 120mm) with CPU and memory sockets Video Output 3x DP++ with 8.1 Gbps Re-driver 1x eDP (optional for LVDS) Audio HDA codec […]

EM PRO mini – An AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G fanless mini PC

E.E.P.D. EM PRO mini “eNUC-BoxPC” is a mini PC powered by a 6-watt AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G dual-core processor and designed for a variety of applications such as thin client, network monitoring, production data acquisition, digital signage, point-of-sale, building management systems, and so on. The embedded fanless mini PC ships with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM, supports M.2 SATA or NVMe storage, and offers two mini DisplayPort video outputs, three USB 3.1 ports, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as serial ports. The mini PC offers 8V to 32V input voltage suitable for automotive applications and can operate in the 0°C to 50°C temperature range, although a wider range can be worked on upon request. EM PRO mini specifications: SoC – AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G dual-core processor @ 1.2 GHz / 2.6 GHz (Turbo) with 3CU Radeon Vega 3 graphics @ 1.0 GHz; TDP: 6W System Memory – […]

NVISEN FU01 is a fanless Tiger Lake mini PC with a Thunderbolt 4 port

NVISEN FU01 fanless mini PC is offered with a choice of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Tiger Lake processors, fitted with up to 16GB RAM (upgradeable to 64GB), a 256GB or 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, and the highlight of the computer is its 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 port with 8K video output support. The Tiger Lake system can drive up to three 4K displays with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort connectors adding to the Thunderbolt 4 port, offers Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5 connectivity, plus six USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A ports for expansion. NVISEN FU01 specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core processor @ 3.0GHz, up to 4.1GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD graphics; 28W TDP Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor @ 2.4GHz, up to 4.2GHz (Turbo) with Intel Xe graphics; 28W TDP Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor @ 2.8GHz, up to 4.7GHz (Turbo) with Intel Xe graphics; 28W TDP System Memory & […]

ICARUS Elkhart Lake Pico-ITX board targets IoT, AIoT, and computer vision applications

SECO ICARUS is a Pico-ITX single board computer based on Intel Atom x6000E, Celeron, and Pentium Elkhart Lake processor that’s designed for edge IoT, AIoT, and computer vision applications. The SBC ships with up to 16GB DDR4 IBECC (in-band error-correcting code) memory, eMMC flash and/or SATA storage, supports up to three independent displays, features two Gigabit Ethernet ports with TSN support, M.2 sockets for WiFi/Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, several USB ports, serial ports, and other I/O interfaces. ICARUS specifications: Elkhart Lake SoC (one or the other) with Intel Gen11 UHD Graphics Intel Celeron J6413 quad-core processor @ 1.8GHz (3GHz Turbo); 10W TDP Intel Celeron N6211 dual-core processor @ 1.2GHz (3GHz Turbo); 6.5W TDP Intel Pentium J6426 quad-core processor @ 2.0GHz (3GHz Turbo); 10W TDP Intel Pentium N6415 quad-core processor @ 1.2GHz (3GHz Turbo); 6.5W TDP Intel Atom x6211E dual-core processor @ 1.3GHz (3GHz Turbo); 6W TDP w/ IBECC and IHS […]

The cheapest Jasper Lake mini PC so far: JK01 for $140 and up

Intel Jasper Lake N-Series Celeron and Pentium processors were formally introduced at the beginning of the year as the successors of the Gemini Lake (Refresh) processors, and we’ve seen several mini PCs and motherboards so far from lesser-known Chinese manufacturers to more established brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE, and ECS. The previous generation Gemini Lake mini PCs would usually sell around $150 to $200, but now with the JK01 barebone computer, we’ve got an inexpensive Intel Celeron N5095 Jasper Lake mini PC selling for about $141 including shipping. CYX JK01 mini PC specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake  processor @ 2.0GHz /  2.9GHz (Turbo) with 4MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB DDR4 memory Storage – M.2 2280 socket for NVMe or SATA SSD, 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, MicroSD card socket Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0 […]

IBASE launches 3.5-inch SBC with AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processor

We’ve covered plenty of AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 SBCs in the past, but it appears IBASE IB952 might be the first 3.5-inch SBC with a Ryzen V2000 processor for the industrial and IoT markets. The board supports up to 64GB RAM, offers two SATA III ports for storage, dual Gigabit Ethernet networking, four display outputs with DisplayPort, eDP and LVDS interfaces, USB and serial ports, as well as expansion through two M.2 sockets. IBASE IB952 specifications: SoC – AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 with Radeon Vega graphics System Memory – DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, up to 64GB with ECC support Storage 2x SATA III ports M.2 M-Key socket for NVMe SSD Flash for AMI BIOS Video Output 1x DisplayPort 1.4 port up to 4Kp60 1x DisplayPort 1.2 port via USB-C port up to 4Kp60 1x 24-bit dual-channel LVDS up to 1080p60 1x eDP (embedded DisplayPort) up to 4Kp60 Four independent display support Audio […]

Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake mini PC with 12GB RAM sells for $700 and up

Minisforum TL50 is a mini PC based on Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake quad-core/octa-thread processor that ships with 12GB RAM, and optional 256GB and 512GB SSD preloaded with Windows 10 Pro. The mini PC also features two 2.5 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 2.5-inch SATA drives, one M.2 slot for NVMe SSD,  and supports 8K and 4K monitor setups through HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C video outputs. It was announced a few months ago, but it’s now available for sale for $699.99 and more on Banggood depending on storage options. MINISFORUM TL50 specifications: SoC – Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 cores/8 threads Tiger Lake processor @ 2.4 GHz / 4.20 GHz (Turbo) with 8MB cache, 80 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics @  up to 1.30GHz; TDP: 12 to 28W System Memory – 12GB LPDDR4 soldered on board Storage M.2 2280 socket for NVMe PCIe SSD optionally fitted with a 256GB or 512GB […]