Opening up new options for IoT applications such as retail, banking, hospitality, education, industrial control, and automation; Kontron has come up with its 3.5″ SBC with the latest Intel processor technology. Triple Display Support and the support of numerous new interfaces make the updated embedded board ideally fit for applications that place high demands on graphics and require fast WLAN. Besides, the low power consumption enables fanless designs.
Depending on the model that is different in terms of Intel Wireless Access Point that is integrated into the M.2 Key E slot via the new Intel CNVi interface, the new version provides up to 12 times higher WLAN speed than conventional devices. M.2 slots can be used to extend SSD memory via Key B and Key M or to extend WWAN via Key B, i.e. 3G, 4G, or future 5G.
The upgraded 3.5-inch board offers interfaces of the latest generation for fast data transfer between storage and mass storage and the peripheral devices (NVMe SSD, DDR4, USB 3.1, and SATA III). The board supports numerous interfaces including two fast DDR4 SO-DIMM memory sockets for up to 64 GBytes, a high-speed SATA 3.0 socket, and M.2 expansion slots that increase its performance. Moreover, the board offers advanced connectivity through two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, four USB 3.1 (front panel), four USB 2.0 (via headers), two RS232/422/485 for USB and Serial Device Connection, and 8-bit DIO for device and signal control. The Realtek ALC662 audio codec offers audio via 2 speakers out and one line-in, line-out, and mic-in via headers.
Support for 4K Ultra Definition Video, 1x LVDS, and 2x DP++ for Triple Display support through Intel UHD Graphics 620 / 610 GPU, including HDMI and DVI support without an active adapter, are the graphics features that the board comes endowed with. Based on the type of processors, there are four options available.
- Intel Core i7-8665UE (Quad Core, 8M Cache, up to 4.4 GHz, FCBGA1528, 15 W TDP)
- Intel Core i5-8365UE (Quad Core, 6M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz, FCBGA1528, 15 W TDP)
- Intel Core i3-8145UE (Dual Core, 4M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz, FCBGA1528, 15 W TDP)
- Intel Celeron 4305UE (Dual Core, 2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, FCBGA1528, 15 W TDP)