Avalue’s ECM-CFS SBC Sports Intel’s Coffee Lake Processor

Avalue’s ECM-CFS SBC Sports Intel’s Coffee Lake Processor

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Avalue recently announced a Linux-friendly 3.5″ ECM-CFS Single Board Computer with a choice of Intel’s latest 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” S-series processors. It also features triple display support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1, 2x SATA, and mSATA. This SBC is considered as the world’s first 3.5-inch SBC to feature Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors. Avalue’s 146 x 101mm ECM-CFS SBC is designed keeping various applications in mind, like retail, automation, vending machine, POS/kiosk, signage, and industrial transportation applications.

Avalue has earlier launched a 6th Gen “Skylake” based ECM-SKLH 3.5-inch SBC. This new ECM-CFS SBC has a lot in common with its predecessor ECM-SKLH. Though it lacks the previous model’s M.2 slot and VGA header, now we are getting a much faster processor, and it cranks up USB support up to the faster USB 3.1. The ECM-CFS supports up to 16GB DDR4 RAM. It offers dual SATA III slots in addition to the mSATA-enabled mini-PCIe interface. The triple display support includes two 4K ready HDMI ports and an LVDS connection.

Key features of the Avalue ECM-CFS SBC:

  • Processor: Intel 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” Core S-series (low power “T”) and Celeron/Pentium G-series with Intel Q370 or H310 chipset and Intel HD Graphics Gen9:
    • Core i7-8700T — 6x core/12x thread @ up to 4GHz; 12MB cache; 35W TDP; Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Core i7-8500T — 6x core/6x thread @ up to 3.5GHz; 9MB cache; 35W TDP; Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Core i7-8100T — 4x core/4x thread @ up to 3.1GHz; 6MB cache; 35W TDP; Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Pentium Gold G5400T — 2x core/4x thread @ up to 3.1GHz; 4MB cache; 35W TDP; Intel UHD Graphics 610
    • Celeron Gold G4900T — 2x core/2x thread @ up to 2.9GHz; 2MB cache; 35W TDP; Intel UHD Graphics 610
  • Memory: Up to 16GB DDR4 (2400MHz/2666MHz) via 1x SODIMM
  • Storage: 2x SATA 3.0; mSATA via mini-PCIe
  • Display/media:
    • 2x HDMI ports at up to 4096 x 2304@ 30Hz
    • LVDS (18/24-bit, dual channel) at up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
    • Triple-display support
    • Audio mic-in/line-in and line-out jacks (Realtek ALC892)
  • Networking: 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel I211AT and 1219LM)
  • Other I/O:
    • 4x USB 3.1 ports (Gen 2 with Q370 chipset, Gen1 with H310)
    • 2x USB 2.0 headers
    • 2x RS-232 (port and header)
    • 8-bit GPIO
    • LPC, SPI
  • Expansion: Mini-PCIe slot (mSATA/PCIe with Q370, mSATA only with H310)
  • Other features: Watchdog; HW monitoring; 2x LEDs; optional TPM 2.0
  • Power: 12V DC ATX; ACPI 3.1
  • Operating temperatures: 0 to 60°C
  • Dimensions: 146 x 101mm (“3.5-inch form factor”)
  • Operating system: Linux; Windows 10

The ECM-CFS is “coming soon” at a yet undisclosed price. More information may be found in Avalue’s ECM-CFS announcement and the product pages.

Myself Rik and I am founder of Riktronics. I study Electronics and Communication Engineering in IIE. My hobby is playing with electronics and making various projects, mainly about embedded systems. Love to do coding, and making tutorials about electronics/programming. Contact me in any need at abhra0897@gmail.com My blog : riktronics.wordpress.com

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