Advantech bases boards and digital signage modules on 8th generation Intel Cores

Embedded computing platforms with the latest 8th generation Intel Core processor family (formerly Coffee Lake) have been released by Advantech. These platforms comprise of computer on modules (CoMs) SOM-5899, the industrial motherboards AIMB-276, and AIMB-586, and for modular signage, the DS-200.

Advantech has paired the 8th generation Intel Core processor family and its WISE-PaaS integrated IoT platform software services. This combination, says Advantech, brings optimised CPU and graphic performance, improved I/O capability, and enhanced OS and security features. As a result, the boards are suitable for medical, digital signage and surveillance.

The Intel Core processor brings increased performance over previous generations with up to six cores. Empowered by Intel’s 9th generation graphics engine, it offers fast video acceleration, three independent 4K ultra HD displays, and HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 (w/LSPCON).

The latest platform also supports USB-C/USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gb/s) and Intel Wireless-AC integration. Advantech designed its latest series of embedded boards in multiple form factors including the COMe Basic SOM-5899, Mini-ITX AIMB-276, Micro-ATX AIMB-586, and modular signage solution DS-200.

The pre-integrated IoT Software-WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense enables IoT innovation, says Advantech. The embedded boards are equipped with multiple OS and built-in WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense. The edge intelligence and sensing integration software incorporates sensor data aggregation, over-the-air software-in-time updates, edge analytics, and secure end-to-end data protection for device-to-cloud operational intelligence and security.

Advantech’s WISE-PaaS Marketplace is an online software shopping website that offers diverse IoT cloud services, security services, WISE-PaaS series software services, and integrated IoT solution packages to accelerate an IoT application deployment.

The SOM-5899 is a COM Express Basic module which has 6C CPU with 48Gbyte large memory capacity, four USB3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbit per second) / PEG x16 and eight PCIe Gen3 (eight Gbits per second).

The AIMB-276 is a Mini-ITX motherboard with up to six cores and DDR4 2666 MHz SDRAM up to 32Gbyte. There are six USB3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbit per second) / USB type C / three displays with 4K resolution for HDMI 2.0a/dual DP/eDP and a 12V to 24DC input and M.2 (B & E key) supported based on Q370 PCH.

The AIMB-586 Micro-ATX motherboard also has up to six cores E3/i7/i5/i3/Celeron DT processor with Q370/C246. It supports up to 64Gbyte ECC/Non-ECC DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM, triple 4K displays including HDMI 2.0a, 2 DP++, eDP (LVDS). It is multi-functional with two M.2, one PCIex16 or two PCIex8, one PCIex4, one PCIex1, four USB 3.1 (10Gbit per second), 10 x USB 2.0/USB 3.0, six COM, Quad LAN, and up to eight SATA III ports.

The DS-200 is a smart signage module in the Intel Smart Display Module Large (Intel SDM-L) form factor. It offers three independent displays, namely DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and Mini-DP++, and has USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 5 ports.

The complete product line up will be available in 2018 Q3 to Q4.

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