Portwell introduces compact fanless embedded system for digital signage
Compact, rugged and fanless, the WEBS-21G0 embedded computer can be used for digital signage, medical equipment, IoT edge, communication, industrial automation and control applications, says Portwell.
The WEBS-21G0 a fanless embedded system features the 8th Generation Intel Core processor product family and has a low 15W thermal design power (TDP). It is rugged for applications in industrial factory automation, automated test equipment, semiconductor equipment, robotic control, automatic unmanned vehicle, medical / healthcare equipment, digital signage, industrial IoT gateways, digital security surveillance, broadcasting systems and transportation applications, says the company.
Equipped with Portwell’s Nano-6051, a Nano-ITX embedded board based on the 8th Generation Intel Core processor family, the WEBS-21G0 also features DDR4 2400MHz non-ECC SO-DIMM up to 32Gbyte and storage interface 1 x M.2 Key M 2280 socket for SSD. There are also three USB 3.2 Gen 1 as rear I/O to ensure fast data transmission with low-power consumption. There is one M.2 Key E 2230 socket for wireless module connectivity – including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for communication and IoT applications. It is also equipped with Intel I210AT and Intel I219LM Ethernet controllers which provide dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN access via the two RJ-45 connectors. The RS-232 / 422 / 485 port is selectable by BIOS adjustment. The Intel Gen 9.5 graphic engine supports dual Mini DisplayPort (DP) on rear I/O with resolution up to 4096 x 2304. Multiple connections are for displays, graphic cards, cameras and storage on the same system.
There are also an audio port and DC 12V input on rear I/O, on-board TMP 2.0 for application security, and support for multiple operating systems including Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Ubuntu, real-time Yocto Project (YP) and Wind River.
“Thanks to the 8th Generation Intel Core processors’ superior processing power of up to 4.1 GHz and advanced capabilities, Portwell’s Nano-6051 Nano-ITX board delivers greater performance than its predecessors,” says Yaling Sun, Portwell’s product manager. This is despite its compact 120 x 120mm footprint which is integrated into a small 150 x 150 x 63mm format to create a compact fanless embedded system for low-power applications where space is at a premium, continued Sun.
The WEBS-2000 embedded system series is built upon a brick concept design created by Portwell to simplify system customisation. The system chassis consists of three elements, the wall, pillar and cover, providing for flexible and easy customisation, says Portwell. The WEBS-21G0 further benefits from the brick concept chassis with top cover/heat sink mechanism that facilitates efficient heat dissipation. It supports a temperature range from 0 to +50 degrees C, while its fan-less design ensures silent operation, reliability and low maintenance rate and costs, says Portwell.
The processing power, expandability and support for 4K display (4096 x 2304) makes the WEBS-21G0 suitable for high computing power and high 3D video/image applications, added Sun.