Fanless rugged SBC is compact

Based on Intel sixth generation Core i7, i5, i3 or Celeron processors with triple independent display capability, the MIO-5272 SBC has been released by Advantech for IoT and intelligent systems.

It is offered in a 3.5inch MI/O Extension (146 x 102 mm) form factor and provides fanless design in a compact footprint and with a wide temperature environment of -40 to +85 degree C. It is supplied with the company’s iManager and WISE-PaaS/RMM integrated to monitor and control system operation remotely. The tools are claimed to increase system reliability and provide a smarter software framework for the embedded system design.

The SBC adapts the latest microarchitecture with 64bit, multi-core processors built on 14nm process technology. It delivers improvements in CPU processing, graphics, security capabilities and I/O flexibility. The upgrade to Intel AVX 2.0, provides the SBC with enhanced integer/matrix-based calculation abilities, with Intel AES-NI, allowing security algorithms to take advantage of hardware acceleration for data encryption and decryption. The SBC offers over 30 per cent improvement in processor arithmetic (GOPS) and more than double in graphics performance, compared to the previous version with Intel 4th Gen Core i processors.

Applications include mobile broadband networks such as video transmission for traffic or multimedia playback systems on public transport, with support for dual memory channels, expanding memory size from 8.0 to 16G compared with previous generations, but also increases memory bandwith. Two mini PCIe expansion slots, not only serve applications that require 3G/4G Lite modules and ruggedised mSATA storage, but it can also serve the requirements for Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules. For security protection the SBC meets the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 standard, which uses network encryption for connected applications to prevent cyber attacks.

The board is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 520 with DXVA (full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode), DirectX 11.3, OpenGL 4.4, and OpenCL 2.1. There are embedded display interfaces including switching between HDMI (up to 4096 x 2160p)  and VGA interface (up to 1920 x 1200p), 48-bit LVDS, and the next-generation embedded interface – eDP. Triple independent displays using 48bit LVDS, VGA and HDMI are also made available for any creative application.


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