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Full Spectrum of Embedded Platforms Powered by 4th Generation Intel® Core™ U Processors

Enhancing System Design with Ultra Slim, Ultra Low Power Capabilities

(PresseBox) (München / Germering, ) Advantech, a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, today announced the launch of its latest platforms based on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ U processors including Computer On Modules, Single Board Computers, Industrial Motherboards, and Fanless Embedded Box PCs. Featuring stunning GT3 graphics performance and 15W Low Thermal Design Power (TDP), the new platforms are an ideal solution for portable, battery-operated applications with high graphic requirements, such as medical imaging, digital signage, gaming and more.

The New 4th Gen. Intel® Core™ U Platform – High Graphics, Low Power
In June 2013, Intel® debuted their 4th generation Core™ architecture with improvements in CPU processing, graphics and security capabilities. Today, the new 4th generation Intel® Core™ U processor line, including i7/i5/i3 processors and Celeron, are a 1-chip BGA (Ball Grid Array) chipset that integrates the CPU with the PCH, resulting in a lower TDP (15W) compared with the 3rd generation Core™ processors. The new platform also supports improved GT3 graphics for 24% better 3D media and display performance when compared with the previous generation paltforms. Its low power, low profile design structure has allowed system integrators to build compact systems more easily without worrying about heat limitations.

To meet such requirements, Advantech has developed a series of industrial-grade embedded boards and systems such as the COM Express Compact module—SOM-6894; MIO-5271—3.5” MI/O Extension Single Board Computer;the Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard —AIMB-230; and the slim fanless Embedded Box PC—ARK-1550.

SOM-6894 COM Express Compact Module
Compatible with COM R2.1 Type 6 pin-out and designed with the new 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4650U vPro, i5-4300U vPro, i3-4010U processors, and Intel® Celeron processor 2980U, SOM-6894 takes up around 24% less space and gives 15% CPU performance increase and better GT3 graphics performance. It also features up to 16 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory.

MIO-5271, 3.5” MI/O Extension SBC
Measuring 146 x 102 mm, MIO-5271 employs the new 4th gen. Intel® Core™ i5-4300U vPro / Intel® Celeron 2980U processors. It comes in a compact size with a fanless thermal solution and a rich set of I/O functions for easier system integration such as 2 x Mini PCIe, 1 x SIM, and 1 x MIOe for smart expansion. MIO-5271 delivers a better graphics and media experience for users than previous version. Triple independent display connectors for 48-bit LVDS, VGA, HDMI/DP are also available for multi-display interface applications. MIO-5271 deploys a concentrated thermal design on the top side only, dispersing heat via the heatsink or the heat spreader with better results, which simplifies system development process.

AIMB-230, Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard
Designed with the new 4th gen. Intel® Core™ processors i5-4300U/Celeron 2980U, AIMB-230 offers exceptional CPU and GT3 media performance and low power usage in a 2.5 mm height all-in-one solution board. Using a low profile design (170 x 170 mm) than standard Mini-ITX motherboards, AIMB-230 is compatible with under 1U chassis.

ARK-1550, Slim Fanless Embedded Box PC
Powered by the new 4th gen. Intel® Core™ i5 4300U /Celeron 2025U processors, ARK-1550 is a panel mountable fanless slim type embedded box pc (223 x 46.6 x 133.0 mm). ARK-1550 reserves delivers rich IO, such as 2 x GbE, 8-bit GPIO, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 3 x Serial Ports, 2 x Mini PCIe slots, triple independent displays (LVDS+VGA+HDMI) and supports 1 x removable 2.5” drive bay. Besides its flexible IO design, it also supports -20~60 °C wide temperature range operation and VESA, DIN Rail and wallmount options for easy mounting integration.

These new embedded boards and modules come with multi-OS and software support, such as SUSIAccess and iManager. All the products will be available by Q4 2013 and Q1 2014. For more information, please visit or contact your local sales representatives.

Advantech is a premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance; members support each other in marketing events around the world as well as collaborating on breakthrough solutions.

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