Taiwanese compact and industrial computer systems maker Aaeon, an Asus associated company, has launched a new Pico-ITX single board computer (SBC) featuring a choice of 8th Generation Intel Core U processor. The Aaeon Pico-WHU4 can be configured with various Whiskey Lake processors, supports up to 16GB of RAM, and is a good choice for a range of AI and Edge Computing applications from Smart Retail to Smart City, and is capable of operation between 0°C-60°C, says Aaeon.
- Form factor: Pico-ITX
- CPU: i5-8365UE (4C, 1.6GHz, up to 4.1GHz)
- Memory type: DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM x 1
- Max. memory capacity: Up to 16GB
- Power requirement: +12V AT/ATX (default)
- System cooling: Heat-spreader, cooler are optional purchases
- Dimension: 3.94″ x 2.84″ (100mm x 72mm)
- Video output: HDMI 1.4b up to 3840 x 2160 pixels x2 ports
- Storage/SSD: mini-PCIe(Full) x 1 ( PCIe[x1]x1, USB 3.2 Gen 1/2.0,SATA), SATA 6.0Gb/s x 1, (5V Power)
- Ethernet: Realtek 8111G*2 10/100/1000Mbps
- USB ports: USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 (Rear), USB 2.0 x 2 Pin header
- Serial ports: RS-232/422/485 x 2
- Expansion slot: M.2 2230 E key x 1 (For WIFI/BT, PCIe/USB signal only), SMBUS/I2C/LPC/eSPI x 1
The PICO-ITX form factor is perfect for projects which require high performance from a small board. PICO-WHU4 also offers wide operating temperature range (0°C-60°C) so it can work almost anywhere.
The PICO-WHU4 is also easy to expand, with an M.2 slot providing support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a mSATA/mPCIe slot which can support expansions such as the AI Core X with Intel® Movidius® Myriad™ X.
PICO-WHU4 features a host of I/O ports perfect for embedded operations or powering AI@Edge applications, including four USB ports (two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and two USB 2.0 headers), two Ethernet ports, and two COM headers.
AAEON offers customers the ability to customize their PICO-WHU4, including the turn-key PICO-WHU4-SEMI embedded system, allowing you to get your project up and running quickly.
WHU4’s bigger brother
Aaeon has today introduced the GENE-WHU6 subcompact board (3.5-inch form factor), again powered by an 8th gen Intel Core processor of your choice, but this time up to 32GB DDR4 via twin SO-DIMM slots.
The PICO-WHU4 is significantly more expensive than the Raspberry Pi 4B, but it also offers much more performance.
More information: www.aaeon.com
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