Embedded Single Board Computers
Single-board computers (SBCs) serve as the central components of various applications and can be likened to the brains powering the hardware of a solution. These computers come in a variety of forms, ranging from those with embedded processors the size of a credit card to larger, heavy-duty boards designed to run extremely intensive workloads.
Different single-board computers are better suited to specific projects, with developers, systems integrators, and end clients often seeking particular features to optimize application performance for the best price. Just as the computing performance required for applications like smart cities, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and smart manufacturing varies from more entry-level options such as kiosk and digital signage solutions, single-board computers also differ significantly based on processor sophistication, ruggedness, and size.
When it comes to single-board computers, AAEON utilizes its close ties to premier chip providers such as Intel and AMD to bring boards featuring the latest technology to market. With over 30 years of experience, AAEON can manufacture single-board computers while considering the specific advantages that a CPU or board interface design may offer over others. An example of this is AAEON’s flexible thermal dissipation engineering, which allows for the integration of more complex and demanding processors into smaller boards. This, in turn, offers customers generational improvements in performance without requiring substantial changes to board specifications.
Given this broad range, there are a number of form factors that have become standard across the industry, such as 4" EPIC boards, which measure 115mm x 165mm and are an essential part of the single-board computer ecosystem, hosting socket-type CPUs, wider voltage inputs, and a wide range of physical ports.
Another instance of standardization is the PICO-ITX form factor, measuring 100mm x 72mm. Introduced as a compact alternative to Mini-ITX motherboards, it is ideal for applications requiring efficient computing, fanless operation, and expandability in constrained deployment spaces.
More flexible still is the 3.5” SubCompact Board, commonly known as AAEON’s GENE product line, which utilizes a larger board space of 146mm x 101.7mm for reliable deployment in harsh environments, along with versatile features such as efficient processing support, wide temperature operation, and the accommodation of multiple expansion cards.
AAEON’s dedication to innovation has recently led to the production of the brand new, even smaller ‘de next’ product line, which supports powerful embedded processors from both Intel and AMD on a board measuring in at just 86mm x 55mm. This allows users to harness industrial-level computing for sophisticated applications that would previously have required a much larger platform, such as edge computing, robotics, and smart healthcare imaging.
With extreme power in an unprecedentedly small board measuring just 86mm x 55mm, AAEON continues to push the limits of innovation with the new de next series.
The Pico-ITX form factor is the latest advance in single board computer design, measuring 10cm x 7.2 cm. AAEON Pico-ITX single board computers are able to fit in the palm of a hand while offering a range of performance options, including the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (formerly Whiskey Lake). ...
3.5” SubCompact Boards
AAEON SubCompact 3.5" embedded single board computer is measured at 146mm x 101.6mm and is made for various embedded applications. AAEON SBCs offer a wide range of computing capacities from low power 7 Watt AMD LX to Powerful Intel® i5/i7 processors.
AAEON EPIC single board computers are compact, measuring 115mm x 165mm. EPIC SBCs are an excellent solution for applications with substantial I/O needs. AAEON EPIC single board computers offer a range of performance options from the efficient Intel® Atom™ to 8th/9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. ...
5.25" Compact Boards
AAEON's 5.25" Compact single board computer is equipped rich I/O expansion capability is ideal for various applications. These single board computers measure at 203mm x 146mm and feature all functions of a standard motherboard, special industrial features and expansion slots.
Wide Temperature Boards
AAEON Wide temperature single board computers provide scalable performance for various applications. Healthy long reliable operation and industrial grade design with low power consumption and the ability to run under extreme temperature is what make the Wide Temperature SBCs special.
AAEON PC/104 single board computer modules are compatible with the PC/104 standard and are expandable with according PCI/104 modules, offering a compact form factor (90mm x 96mm), low power consumption, and PC/104, PCI-104 or PC/104-Plus expansion with extended temperature options.
The BIO board is AAEON’s latest series of daughter boards created for speeding up and easing the process of customization and upgrading. Usable with any motherboard or single board computer with the BIO interface, they’re an easy way to add more flexibility to powering your application.
Half-Size Single Board Computers
AAEON’s Half-Size CPU cards offer ISA, PCISA, and PCI interface. These boards are ideal for applications needing a balance of performance and low power.