PICO-ITX SBC has 4K HDMI for multimedia applications

Industrial Computing distributor, Impulse Embedded has added the PICO-TGU4 single board computer (SBC) to its portfolio. It is built on the Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake U processor and offers up to 23 per cent more performance than previous generations, says the company.

The compact PICO-TGU4 is distinguished with features rarely seen in a PICO-ITX, says Impulse Embedded, such as LPDDR4x, M.2 expansion, 10gbits per second USB 3.2 Gen2 and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.

The PICO-TGU4 leverages the power of 11th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Celeron processors with speeds of up to 4.8GHz, and combined with up to 32Gbyte LPDDR4x onboard memory.

The M.2 2280 PCIE4.0 slot can be used for super-fast storage, or to provide additional artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration from AI co-processors like Intel Movidius Myriad X, Google TPU and Kneron KL520.

There are also dual LAN ports on the SBC, one offering super-fast Intel i225 network control with 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, and the other featuring the Gigabit Intel i219 network controller with VPro. There is also a full-size mini PCIe card slot available if  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth need to be added.

I/O features on the rear of the SBC are two super-speed+ USB3.2 Gen 2 ports that offer 10Gbits per second. On the board itself there are additional headers for two USB3.2 Gen 1 ports and four USB2.0 ports.

For multimedia applications, the HDMI port on the rear supports 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second and an eDP port on the board pairs with LCD panels. There is also a SATAIII port with a 5V SATA power, two com ports supporting RS-232/422/485, 8-bit DIO and an I2C/SMBUS.

“As with all our embedded board range, Impulse can fully configure the PICO-TGU4 single board computer to our customer’s exact specifications in our UK based engineering facility, including preferred choice of processor, memory, storage, peripherals and embedded operating system” said Robert Plant, sales director at Impulse Embedded. The company can also design custom enclosures, pair boards with LCD touchscreens and offer software integration as a service.


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