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UP Core – Onboard WiFi, Bluetooth, and Storage Strengthen the World’s Smallest Maker Board

(Taipei, Taiwan – May 15, 2018) – AAEON, a major developer of industrial embedded controllers and IoT solutions, announces the launch of the UP Core, the world’s smallest maker board. The 56.5mm x 66mm board draws on the breakthroughs made by AAEON’s UP and UP2 boards and delivers a combination of high-performance and low-power-consumption specifications that can’t be matched by other maker boards currently on the market.

The UP Core is a complete system and features onboard WiFi and Bluetooth. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5 Z8350 processor (codenamed Cherry Trail), the board offers up to 4GB DDR3L memory and up to 64GB eMMC storage, and its Intel Gen 8 HD 400 GPU enables 3D graphics. With a pair of MIPI camera connectors, the board is an excellent fit for facial recognition applications, and it also provides a powerful solution for any IoT system.

The UP Core houses a USB3.0 port, additional USB2.0 pin headers, and HDMI and eDP ports. Expansion is easily achieved through a 100 pin docking connector, and AAEON can help customers develop and manufacture custom carrier boards. The UP Core supports Android 6.0, Windows 10, Windows IoT Core, Linux, Ubuntu, and Yocto, and with an operating temperature range of 0 to 60oC, it can be deployed in a variety of locations.

“UP Core is pushing back the boundaries of what can be achieved with a maker board,” said Irene Lin, AAEON design manufacturing service product manager. “The board is setting new standards and opening up a new range of options for application developers.”

The AAEON GENE-APL6’s onboard storage and dual LVDS support put you in the driving seat

(Taipei, Taiwan – May 3, 2018) – AAEON, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of embedded platforms, launches the GENE-APL6, a rugged subcompact motherboard purpose-built for factory automation and transport applications.

Equipped with an Intel® Pentium® N4200 or Celeron® N3350 processor and DDR3L memory, the fanless GENE-APL6 features a solder-up design, which allows for the easy implementation of a heat spreader to channel heat from the CPU out through the chassis. Additional wide temperature support controls are available on request.

A wide DC input range of 9V to 36V allows the board to overcome fluctuations in power supply and continue running in the unstable environments of factory automation and in-vehicle systems. The GENE-APL6 has been further ruggedized with anti-vibration measures including onboard eMMC storage of up to 128G.

AAEON is a customer-focused company, and it responded to requests for dual LVDS support when designing the GENE-APL6. The low power consumption technology with high noise immunity is ideal for rugged applications, and an HDMI port can be installed as a custom option. Four USB ports, four COM ports, and Mini Card and mSATA expansion slots, give the board the flexibility to match its strength.

“By removing points of weakness, such as storage through expansion slots only, and by adding the features end users want to see, we’ve made the GENE-APL6 the strongest, most complete factory automation and in-vehicle motherboard on the market,” said Julie Huang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager.

Ten USB ports and 12 COM ports mean there are no constraints on the slim type GENE-APL7

(Taipei, Taiwan – April 19, 2018) – AAEON, a leading developer of advanced industrial computing platforms, announces the launch of the GENE-APL7, a subcompact motherboard with an extensive I/O interface for use in the retail and fintech sectors.

The feature-rich GENE-APL7 features support for an enviable 10 USB ports and up to 12 COM ports. The single board computer also boasts one VGA and two LVDS connectors, and customers can change this configuration to incorporate eDP technology. MiniCard and mSATA expansion slots, an 8-bit DIO, and a speaker amplifier are also built into the board. Despite offering such a comprehensive list of features, the GENE-APL7 remains an extremely cost-effective solution.

The board is powered by an Intel® Pentium® N4200 or Celeron® N3350 Processor and has up to 8GB DDR3L memory. Thanks to the low power consumption properties of its CPU and the motherboard’s innovative design layout, the GENE-APL7 is a slim, fanless solution that can be used in applications with severe space constraints.

“With the GENE-APL7, we’ve focused on giving users what they need and removing any unnecessary features,” said Julie Huang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager. “The result is a subcompact board that’s powerful, expandable, competitively priced, and perfect for the target retail and fintech markets.”

Features

  • Intel® Pentium® N4200/ Celeron® N3350 Processor SoC
  • DDR3L 1866 MHz SODIMM x 1, up to 8 GB
  • VGA/LVDS1/LVDS2 (LVDS1 Co-design with eDP, VGA with Internal and Rear Design)
  • SATA 6.0 Gb/s x 1, GPIO x 8
  • USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 8, COM up to 12 ports (COM2-5 with 5V/12V/ RI Design)
  • mSATA x 1 (Full size), Mini Card x 1 (Full size) with uIM
  • DC 12V Only, AT/ATX Mode
  • Optional: SPK Amplifier, I2S Design

AAEON’s VPC-5600S opens up new horizons for NVR technology

AAEON, an award-winning developer of network devices and embedded computers, launches the VPC-5600S, a network video recorder (NVR) with a possible eight PoE ports, each supported by their own LAN chips.

The VPC-5600S recently picked up coveted COMPUTEX d&i and Taiwan Excellence Awards, and AAEON network security division product manager Josh Chen has labelled it “the perfect surveillance system.” AAEON is currently the only company to offer NVRs featuring eight PoE ports with individual LAN chips. With this hardware specification and the device’s 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, users will receive the highest quality images from multiple sources without any danger of data loss. With an additional four USB3.0 ports and two LAN ports, the VPC-5600S can support up to 14 high-grade surveillance cameras. (more…)

AI Core – Artificial Intelligence On The Edge

The first embedded ultra-compact Artificial Intelligence processing card for on the edge computing

UP Bridge the Gap – a brand of AAEON Europe – is proud to launch AI Core: the first embedded ultra-compact Artificial Intelligence processing cards for edge computing.

AI Core is a mini-PCIe module powered by Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 technology. This low-power module enhances industrial IoT edge devices with hardware accelerated deep learning and enhanced machine vision functionality. AAEON Technology is one of the first IPC manufacturers to address the growing need for Artificial Intelligence on the edge with dedicated hardware.

Most of the available IoT solutions are focused on connecting edge devices to the cloud and these deployments face challenges related to latency, network bandwidth, reliability and security. Experts in this field agree that not all the tasks and decision making processes can be addressed in cloud-only models. AI Core is the solution for cloud limitations by bringing AI performance and hardware acceleration not “at” but “ON” the edge of the Internet of Things.

AI Core is powered by an advanced vision processing unit: the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPU. With 512 MB onboard DDR memory this mini card module requires very little energy to enable local deep-learning and computing vision algorithms. (more…)

UP Squared maker board

The UP Squared maker board, developed by Aaeon, creates custom-built IoT applications. The advanced maker board has low power consumption and high performance specifications.

UP Squared supports a range of operating systems including Ubuntu, Android 7.1, and Windows 10 IOT Core, which gives access to Microsoft app templates and code editors. Aaeon has also partnered with Intel to produce the UP Squared Grove IoT development kit, which includes components to custom-build IoT applications, such as sensors, buttons and a screen.

Powered by Intel Atom E3900 series, Intel Pentium N4200, or Intel Celeron N3350 processors (formerly codenamed Apollo Lake), UP Squared boasts two, four and eight Gbyte of LPDDR4 memory and up to 128Gbyte of eMMC storage. The board also houses an Intel Gen9 GPU, which supports 4K codecs. Expansion is via a 40-pin GPIO, a 60-pin EXHAT connector, or through SATA3, PCIe, and M.2 ports. The board also features multiple USB ports and CSI, HDMI, DP, and eDP interfaces.