Motherboard with onboard storage targets factory and transport

Purpose-built for factory automation and transport applications, the Aaeon Gene-APL6 is a rugged, sub-compact motherboard with onboard storage and dual LVDS support.

Equipped with an Intel Pentium N4200 or Celeron N3350 processor and DDR3L memory, the fanless Gene-APL6 has a solder-up design, which allows for the 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 9.0 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, says Aaeon. The Gene-APL6 has anti-vibration measures including onboard eMMC storage of up to 128G to enhance its rugged design.

Aaeon has responded to requests for dual LVDS support. The low power consumption technology with high noise immunity is intended 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 are also included.

“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’s embedded computing division product manager.

Established in 1992, Aaeon designs and manufactures intelligent IoT solutions. It provides industrial motherboards and systems, industrial displays, rugged tablets, embedded controllers, network appliances and related accessories, as well as integrated solutions. Aaeon also has the hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators, worldwide.

As an Associate Member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Aaeon offers customised end-to-end services from the initial product conceptualisation and board product development to mass manufacturing and after-sales service programs.

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