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The NANO-002: Industrial Power in the Palm of Your Hand

(Taipei, Taiwan – September 11, 2018) – AAEON, a global leader in the development of innovative IPC solutions, launches the NANO-002, a mini PC with the power and flexibility to manage tough applications in the factory, office, and off-site locations.

Fitted with a 6th generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron® 3955U CPU, the NANO-002 is a low-power-consumption unit with fast, dependable processing speeds. With the option of two SODIMM sockets, users can take advantage of up to 32G dual-channel DDR4 memory, and additional storage is available via an M.2 M Key, which enables PCIe[x4] and SATA slots.

The NANO-002 is ideal for media player, digital signage and POS applications. Its dual HDMI ports enable 4K Ultra HD graphics on two displays. With a COM port, two LAN ports, and four USB3.0 ports, the PC can easily be connected to a range of other devices, and an M.2 E Key enables greater system flexibility.

As an industrial solution, the NANO-002 offers protection against vibrations and sudden impacts, and the system has 12V-5%~19V+10% wide voltage power support. The PC is available in either fanless (NANO-002N) or fan-assisted (NANO-002F) configurations, giving users the choice of 0oC~40oC or 0oC~50oC operating temperature ranges.

There are other mini PCs on the market, but nothing can match the NANO-002’s range of features and industrial-grade strength, reliability, and resilience.

said AAEON product manager Lauren Luo.

Display kit turns panel PCs into fully featured digital displays

AAEON, a major developer of industrial computing solutions, is releasing a Display Box Kit to work in conjunction with its successful OMNI Series. The new kit builds on the series’ modular design and allows users and distributors to quickly convert panel PCs into digital displays and vice-versa. In addition to connecting Display Box Kits to existing Panel Kits, customers can also buy complete OMNI Display units.

The OMNI Display Series includes panels in seven different sizes, ranging from 10.4” to 21.5”. They are all fitted with Full HD LCD displays and customers can choose between PCAP and resistive touchscreen models. Stylish and robust, the panels are finished with an IP65 aluminum front bezel and feature a variety of power protections. They offer a 12V~30V DC power input range, OVP, UVP, OCP, and reverse power protection, and customers can also choose between terminal block and power jack connections. The panels’ rugged versatility is increased by their -10 oC~55 oC operating temperature range.

AAEON’s commitment to user-friendly design means the new Display Box Kit only takes minutes to install, as just three screws are used to fasten the kit – and the alternative CPU Box Kit – to the display panel. The new product gives users access to both VGA and HDMI video interfaces, and a USB port enables connection to a PC, and built in speakers are available as an option.

“By developing a product series with interchangeable modules, AAEON is working to streamline the manufacturing and distribution process and make it easier for customers to get the equipment they need, when they need it,” said AAEON system platform division product manager Raven Hsu.

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The PICO-APL4: Everything You Need for Factory Automation and IoT Gateway Systems

(Taipei, Taiwan – August 21, 2018) – AAEON, a leading developer of advanced embedded controllers, releases the PICO-APL4, a compact and cost-effective SBC. The PICO-APL4 features onboard memory and storage along with dual Gigabit Ethernet support, and it’s ideally suited for factory automation and IoT gateway systems.

AAEON’s latest PICO form factor board is powered by an Intel® Atom™, Pentium® N4200, or Celeron® N3350 processor. By fitting the controller with up to 4GB of onboard DDR3L memory and up to 64GB of onboard eMMC storage, AAEON has not only made the board more resistant to the shocks and vibrations regularly experienced in industrial settings, but it’s also cut application development times as customers don’t need to test the compatibility of external memory and storage.

The flexible PICO-APL4 houses USB ports and connectors, COM ports, a HDMI port and optional eDP. There’s also a 4-bit DIO to manage peripherals and an optional four-lane MIPI-CSI. Expansion is easily achieved with M.2 B and E keys enabling the connection of additional storage and WiFi/Bluetooth modules. Through an optional board-to-board interface, customers can also extend the IO interface and add a larger DIO.

The PICO-APL4 is designed to give users everything they need for effective factory automation and IoT Gateway applications,” said Jones Huang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager. “Its combination of dual Gigabit Ethernet support with onboard memory and storage put it ahead of almost every competing board, and its flexibility and expansion options ensure that the PICO-APL4 can’t be matched.

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AAEON’s Latest 4” Motherboard Is Built for Speed

(Taipei, Taiwan – August 14, 2018) – AAEON, an industry-leading developer of embedded computers, proudly launches the EPIC-KBS9, the world’s only 4” SBC built to accommodate 65W Intel® Core™ i socket-type processors. Fitted with these incredibly powerful CPUs, the board is ideal for data encryption, video streaming, and advanced machine vision applications.

The EPIC-KBS9’s high-powered specifications don’t end with its CPU capabilities – everything on this board has been designed for accelerated computing. Two SODIMM sockets enable a 32G dual-channel memory platform, and thanks to its PCIe [x4] slot, the board also supports NVMe SSDs for significantly faster boot times and response rates.

As a solution for LAN applications, the EPIC-KBS9 is fitted with four GbE LAN ports. It also features two USB3.0 ports, two USB2.0 internal connectors, an HDMI port, and two COM connectors, so it can easily handle multiple peripherals. The motherboard can be expanded through its PCIe [x4] slot and an additional full mSATA/Mini-PCIe slot.

The EPIC-KBS9 completes AAEON’s range of EPIC SBCs. Featuring Intel Core i socket-type processors, the series offers a level of computing performance usually only seen with Mini-ITX products,” said Alicia Wang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager. “The EPIC-KBS9 is the most powerful of these boards, and it produces computing speeds that simply can’t be matched by any other 4” SBC.

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All the Power of a Mini-ITX SBC on a 4” Board – the AAEON EPIC-KBS8

(Taipei, Taiwan – July 10, 2018) – AAEON, a global leader in industrial computing, releases the EPIC-KBS8, a powerful and expandable embedded controller purpose-built for retail and fintech applications.

The EPIC-KBS8 features a 6th/7th Generation Intel® Core™ i socket-type processor and up to 16GB DDR4 SODIMM memory. With other manufacturers only offering this level of computing power on larger, Mini-ITX boards, the EPIC-KBS8 represents a clear upgrade on competing products.

Modern retail solutions might include a camera, barcode scanner, cash register, scale, and even a fingerprint detector. To accommodate all these peripherals – and possible future technologies – the EPIC-KBS8 has two USB3.0 ports, up to ten internal USB2.0 connectors, and six COM connectors. The board also features possible dual LVDS support and the option of an eDP connection.

With its pair of LAN ports, the EPIC-KBS8 is also already being used as a powerful wireless Internet station, and its 0oC~60oC operating temperature range means it can be reliably used in the field. SATA, mSATA, and MiniCard slots provide multiple expansion slots, and the board’s CPU socket enables users to quickly and easily upgrade their processor whenever they want.

“Putting fast, socket-type processors on an EPIC board will give our customers a huge advantage,” said Alicia Wang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager. “Not only does the EPIC form factor’s smaller size make it cheaper to produce, but 4” boards can also be used in systems that Mini-ITX SBCs are just too bulky for.”

With ECC Memory, the COM-APLC6 can be Relied On to Perform in any Environment

(Taipei, Taiwan – July 3, 2018) – AAEON, a leading manufacturer of embedded controllers, launches the COM-APLC6, a powerful COM Express Type 6 module. Responding to customer requirements and market trends, the innovative tech giant has fitted its latest module with a series of features designed to strengthen applications and speed up development processes.

Powered by an Intel Atom E3900 Series processor, the COM-APLC6 can reliably handle huge amounts of data and is therefore well suited for modern IoT applications. The module features two SODIMM sockets that support DDR3L-ECC memory. Most competing products have non-ECC memory, which is less stable and more prone to data loss, especially in harsh environments. By providing a more dependable solution, AAEON is ensuring that your systems run smoothly even when they’re deployed in the field or harsh, factory environments.

The CPU’s increased graphics capabilities mean this controller can also be used in advanced medical imaging applications. The module has three independent display outputs, including DDI, eDP/LVDS, and VGA interfaces. The COM-APLC6, which has an operating temperature range of 0oC to 60oC, houses a micro SD slot, providing additional, swappable storage. There’s also an interruptible GPIO and support for multiple USB slots and SATA slots, making this a highly expandable module.

We do everything we can to help customers cut the length of time their applications are in development,” said David Hung, AAEON embedded computing division product specialist. “In addition to developing cutting-edge hardware, we’ve also updated our EC firmware so users can quickly and easily implement new features.

AAEON’s Intel Core-Powered PICO-KBU4 will Help Your Applications Take Flight

(Taipei, Taiwan – June 19, 2018) – AAEON, a leading developer of embedded controllers, announces the launch of the PICO-KBU4, a rugged and expandable compact SBC with the capacity to revolutionize the field of robotics and open up the drone market for x86 embedded controllers.

Fitted with a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i processor (formerly Kaby Lake) and featuring up to 16GB DDR4 SODIMM memory, the PICO-KBU4 has the computing power to handle applications previously only possible with much larger motherboards. Its market-leading pair of GbE LAN ports enable the use of two HD cameras, and with its GPIO, two COM ports, two USB3.0 ports, and two USB2.0 pin headers, it can connect to and control a range of sensors.

The PICO-KBU4’s compact, lightweight specifications are an obvious advantage with drones, robotics, and even conventional, factory machine vision systems. The board can be used in spaces once considered too small to house a powerful embedded controller, and its low power-consumption figures are an additional benefit with battery-reliant drones.

A 0oC~60oC operating temperature range, HDMI and LVDS ports, SATA slot, and M.2 B and E keys for extra storage and WiFi / Bluetooth connectivity make this an extremely flexible SBC, and customers can expand the already impressive IO interface by adding a custom-made daughter board via an optional board-to-board interface.

“This board’s combination of high-performance computing with a small form factor mean it will be the future of not only factory automation systems, but also robotics, and advanced drones,” said Jones Huang, AAEON embedded computing division product manager. “Any drone equipped with a PICO-KBU4 will be able to stay in the air for a long time, and that will make it a powerful surveillance tool or air quality monitor.”

Envision a New Future for Factory Automation with AAEON’s NanoCOM-APL

(Taipei, Taiwan – June 12, 2018) – AAEON, a world-leading developer of embedded controllers and industrial solutions, launches the NanoCOM-APL, a machine vision and factory automation-focused Type 10 COM express module with onboard support for dual MIPI CSI interfaces.

The NanoCOM-APL is built around a 6th Generation Intel® Atom™, Celeron®, or Pentium® processor and features onboard LPDDR4 memory with a capacity of up to 8GB. The 7W module’s low power-consumption architecture means it can be used at the heart of hand-held, battery-powered devices and fully enclosed IP67 applications.

“Combined with an FPGA controller and an AI chip, the NanoCOM-APL is being used as the centerpiece of advanced machine vision systems that scan products to create 3D images that can be checked for faults,” noted David Hung, AAEON embedded computing division product specialist. “Because of its size and industrial operating temperature range, these systems can be used on a production line or even on a robotic arm.”

The module also features 1GbE LAN connections, optional onboard eMMC storage of up to 64Gb, a PCIe [x4] expansion slot, an LVDS, DDI, or eDP connections, and support for up to eight USB3.0 and two USB2.0 ports.

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.