SBC has integral warm-up function to withstand extreme cold

Claimed to be the first 3.5-inch embedded single board computer (SBC) with an integral warm-up function, the CS551 can withstand cold weather environments down to -30 degrees C.

Available from Impulse Embedded, the CS551 SBC is suitable for use in military, aerospace, outdoor industrial applications and railway environments, where equipment can be subjected to extremes of temperature, operate across a wide temperature range and, most importantly, start up at low temperatures.

It supports Intel 9th/8th Gen Core processors and uses dynamic performance adjustment of both CPU and GPU speeds to allow the small form factor SBC to function in a wide temperature range of -30 to +80 degrees C when using wide temperature plug-in components.

The CS551 is powered by the latest Intel Coffee Lake processors from Intel ensuring support of the latest Windows 10 IoT and Linux operating systems. The board comes with one SODIMM socket supporting a maximum of 32Gbyte DDR4 2666MHz system memory. In addition to supporting operation over a wide temperature, the CS551 has an auto warm-up function as standard, to allow it to support the extremely cold temperatures.

There are also expansion interfaces for edge AI computing applications. These include dual DisplayPort+ graphical interfaces supporting resolutions up to 4094 x 2304 at 60Hz, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and four USB3.1 ports. Internally there is SATA3.0 storage support, an M.2 2280 M-key NVMe slot and a full-size MiniPCIe slot with SIM support for cellular connectivity.

For machine builders and OEMs, the CS551 also comes with an on-board LVDS interface for pairing directly to a flat panel LCD. As part of its Embedded System Services, Impulse offers a complete board to display pairing service including the customer’s choice of display, a custom display BIOS and interface cables.

Impulse can configure the CS551 SBC to a customer’s specifications in the UK engineering facility. This includes the choice of memory, storage, peripherals and Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system.

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