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PICO-WHU4 : Powerful Raspberry Pi-alternative with Core i7 available

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.

Specs :

  • 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.

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Harshvardhan Mishra

Hi, I'm Harshvardhan Mishra. Tech enthusiast and IT professional with a B.Tech in IT, PG Diploma in IoT from CDAC, and 6 years of industry experience. Founder of HVM Smart Solutions, blending technology for real-world solutions. As a passionate technical author, I simplify complex concepts for diverse audiences. Let's connect and explore the tech world together! If you want to help support me on my journey, consider sharing my articles, or Buy me a Coffee! Thank you for reading my blog! Happy learning! Linkedin

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