Giada AP23 – A Compact Apollo Lake Series board

Giada AP23 – A Compact Apollo Lake Series board

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Giada, the Chinese based company and a provider of embedded PCs, embedded motherboards, server and storage appliances, has recently announced a new AP23 series Pico boards based around the Intel® Apollo Lake platform. The Intel Apollo platform is based on the Intel Atom® processor E3900 series, Intel® Celeron® processor N3350, and the Intel® Pentium® processor N4200 platform. These processors are based on the Goldmont architecture, utilizing Intel’s industry-leading 14 nm process technology. These processors can execute a wide array of applications, from manufacturing robots and machinery to radar and sensors on ships, planes, trains, and automobiles, to in-vehicle experiences and video systems.

The new Giada AP23 motherboards which measure 100mm x 72mm include two models in the series. The two models are:

  • AP23-E3930
  • AP23-N3350

The AP23-E3930 is a small form factor industrial control motherboard that is powered by the Intel Atom x5-E3930 CPU. The AP23-E3930 supports an HDMI Port and an LVDS port (1920 x 1080 pixels). The Atom x5-E3930 CPU allows the AP23-E3930 to handle an extremely wide operating temperature range of -20° C to 60° C (approximately -4° F to 140° F), with appropriate airflow. The board comes equipped with a 100mm x 72mm heat sink making the motherboard to find applications in the outdoor environment where a requirement for wide-range temperatures is needed. Giada’s board design further enhances reliability and durability by using the accessible Phoenix DC-IN connector for a more stable and sturdy power connection.

The AP23-N3350 from its name is built around the Celeron N3350 processors and supports an HDMI or a VGA port. Unlike the E3930 version that supports extended temperature range down to -20° C, the AP23-N3350 supports temperature range of 0℃ ~ 60℃ ( 32 ℉ ~ 140 ℉ ) at 0.7m/s Air Flow. The AP23-N3350 is very suitable for digital signage, such as shelf displays in retail environments and other indoor based applications.

The boards support an HDMI port (up to 3840 x 2160 pixels @30Hz) or dual channel LVDS ports (1920 x 1080 pixels @60Hz). I/O and storage features include Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB ports (2x USB 3.0), SATA and mSATA, M.2 (2230) for WiFi, and two RS232 headers. To fulfill expansion needs, AP23 incorporates a proprietary customizable Board Input/Output interface (BIO) that supports access to the low pin count (LPC) Super I/O, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), network controllers, and a mix of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, ensuring the AP23’s flexibility and connectivity in field applications.

Information about availability or price is not available unless your contact Giada directly. More details on the AP23-E3930 can be found here, and AP23-N3350 can be found here.

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AP23AP23-E3930AP23-N3350GiadaIntel Apollolake
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