Portwell eNuC SBC is powered by Apollo Lake SoCs with Display Ports

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The Intel Apollo Lake SoCs officially known as the Intel Atom® processor E3900 series, Intel® Celeron® processor N3350, and Intel® Pentium® processor N4200 platform empowers real-time computing in digital surveillance, new in-vehicle experiences, advancements in industrial and office automation, new solutions for retail and medical, and more. Intel which has also pioneered the Embedded NUC (eNUC) through its Intel NUC system is paving the way for the development of Next Generation Single Board Computers (SBCs).

PortWell, the makers, and innovator of several industrial embedded computing solutions who just released the recent Pico ITX Apollo Lake SoC board have just released the Portwell “WUX-3455” board, a small form factor embedded system board featuring the Intel Celeron Processor J3455, known as Apollo Lakes and also part of their WUX-3350 mini PC board series.

Portwell’s WUX-3455 is a 4×4-inch (101.6mm x 101.6mm) Embedded NUC form factor board, based on the Intel Celeron J3455 Processor plus DDR3l SO-DIMM supporting up to 8GB 1866/1600 MT/s, up to 6x USB ports 3.0 and 2.0, up to 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage, onboard microSD 3.0 Socket, one COM port using the RJ45 connector for RS-232, one DisplayPort (DP) and one HDMI with resolution supporting 4K videos.

With a display port and one HDMI port offering a resolution of about 4096 x 2160 and an onboard Realtek ALC255 driven audio I/O, the Portwell WUX-3455 board isn’t shy away from producing 4K videos with surrounding audio, and enough multiple storage interfaces to hold content. The board is equipped further with Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232 ports and enough USB Ports, data communication is made easy. It provides an M.2 slot support, for various wireless options, and a TPM chip is optional.

The Portwell WUX-3455 delivers robust performance, yet it operates with thermal design power (TDP) under 6W/10W for fanless applications. Going with the quad-core Celeron J3455 gives 10W TDP at about 1.5GHz to 2.3GHz, the quad-core Pentium N4200 generates 6W TDP at about 1.1GHz to 2.5GHz, and the dual-core Celeron N35550 generates 6W TDP at about 1.1GHz to 2.5GHz. It also supports a wide voltage of power input from 12V to 19V and a 0 to a 60oC temperature range for rugged applications.

The following below are some of the specifications for the WUX-3455 SBC:

  • Processor –
    • Intel® Pentium® N4200, 4 cores, 1.1GHz/2.5GHz, 6W TDP
    • Intel® Celeron® N3350, 2 cores, 1.1GHz/2.4GHz, 6W TDP
    • Intel® Celeron® J3455, 4 cores, 1.5GHz/2.3GHz, 10W TDP
  • Memory –  up to 8GB DDR3L-1866/1600/1333MHz via 2x SODIMMs
  • Storage Options –
    • 1x SATA III
    • 1x MicroSD 3.0
    • Up to 64GB onboard eMMC 5.0
  • Display & Audio:
    • HDMI 1.4a port at up to 3840 x 2160
    • DisplayPort at up to 4096 x 2160
    • Intel HD Audio and Realtek ALC255 HDA codec
    • Audio jack with line-out or mic-in
  • Networking — 1x GbE port (Realtek RTL8111H)
  • Others:
    • 4x USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O
    • 2x USB 2.0 ports onboard with pitch 2.0 header
    • RS232 port
  • Expansion — M.2 E+A key for WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G
  • Other features — Watchdog; hardware monitoring; optional TPM 2.0
  • Power — 12-19VDC input jack
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60°C
  • Dimensions — 101.6 x 101.6mm (4×4-inch eNUC form factor)

The PortWell WUX-3455 board can find applications the areas of digital signage in public spaces (stadiums, museums, transportation systems, corporate buildings, healthcare facilities, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and more), manufacturing, industrial automation, office automation, video analytics, security surveillance, to end-to-end solutions for the ever-evolving and ever-expanding IoT use cases.

The WUX-3455 is available through Portwell, Arrow Electronics, and Avnet. More information about the WUX-3455 may be found in the WUX-3455 announcement.

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