Advantech upgrades boards with 8th generation Intel Core processors

Industrial ATX motherboards, slot single-board computers (SBCs), modular IPCs, industrial server boards, and transportation platforms from Advantech have been fitted with 8th generation Intel Core i/Xeon E family processors.

The Core i/Xeon E family processors deliver 25 per cent performance boost with  six cores, explains Advantech. Equipped with a 9th generation Intel graphics engine, Intel Core i/Xeon E family processors offer rapid video acceleration, three independent 4K ultra HD displays, and support USB 3.1 Gen 2 (for 10Gbit per second data transfer). The new processors are suitable for powering intelligent systems aimed at diverse markets, such as video surveillance, medical, industrial automation, and transportation.

Product lines upgraded with the new processor include, the PCE-5131, PCE-5031, and PCE-7131 series of the industrial-grade PICMG 1.3 SBC line. The AIMB-786 and AIMB-706 series of the ATX form factor line and the ASMB-586 and ASMB-786 series of the server-grade motherboard line have also been upgraded.

In addition to Intel’s latest processors, the PCE-5131, PCE-5031, and PCE-7131 industrial-grade PICMG 1.3 SBCs are equipped with multiple backplanes, a selection of I/O, and expansion slots.

The Advantech ATX motherboard line, AIMB-786 and AIMB-706 series support up to seven expansion slots. With the inclusion of Intel Core family processors, these motherboards offer high-performance computing and system capabilities to support demanding industrial applications that require seamless upgrades, as well as long-term support, says Advantech.

Equipped with an upgraded Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Xeon E family processor with DDR4 memory, the ASMB-586 and ASMB-786 server-grade motherboards can deliver increased computing efficiency for applications that require high-performance computing.

The upgraded products also feature multiple OS and Advantech’s SUSI Access and WISE-Cloud software platforms. All will be available from Q3 of 2018.

Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence.

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