AAEON’s Small and Mighty GENE-ADN6, the Wide-Temperature Board Built for AMR, Machine Vision, and More

John Bernard 2023-10-30

A rugged design, expansive interface, and three simultaneous displays means AAEON’s new 3.5” SubCompact Board packs a punch.

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(Taipei, Taiwan – October 30, 2023) AAEON, a global leader in embedded computing, has introduced the GENE-ADN6, a 3.5" SubCompact Board powered by Intel Atom® x7000E Series, Intel® Processor N Series, and Intel® Core™ i3-N305 Processors. The GENE-ADN6 is available in SKUs featuring a variety of CPUs from the platform, ranging from the efficient 6W Intel® Processor N50 to the more powerful 15W Intel® Core™ i3-N305, along with a plethora of features tailored for the machine vision, drone, and AMR markets.

Designed to thrive in harsh industrial environments, the GENE-ADN6 has the option of an extended temperature range of -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C) and accepts power inputs from 9V to 36V. Additionally, the board can accommodate multiple expansion modules via M.2 2230 E-Key and M.2 3052 B-Key slots, while offering additional storage options, including a full-size mSATA slot and a SATA HDD bay.

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AAEON has highlighted the board's suitability for multi-camera machine vision setups. This is due to its three LAN ports supporting Intel® I226 Ethernet at 2.5GbE, which are conducive to peripheral camera integration. Additionally, the GENE-ADN6 can host up to three simultaneous displays thanks to an internal LVDS connector paired with physical HDMI 1.4 and VGA ports.

The GENE-ADN6's external I/O includes two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, while its internal connectors exhibit excellent potential for AMR applications. These internal connectors comprise four COM pin headers, with two supporting RS-232/422/485 interfaces, as well as an 8-bit GPIO, SMBus, and an additional four USB 2.0 connectors.

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The board’s interfaces are bolstered by high-bandwidth DDR5 system memory, for expedited data processing, and optional TPM 2.0, for added data security.

Although its compact size, robust design, and diverse interfaces make the board an excellent choice for AMR and machine vision applications, the majority of these features also indicate its suitability for industrial automation. This is particularly noteworthy due to the rarity of such a small single-board that can support temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

With the launch of the GENE-ADN6, AAEON continues to showcase its dedication to providing versatile, market-ready solutions equipped with the newest Intel® processing technology. This commitment ensures that AAEON customers can easily find the most suitable platform for their specific project requirements.

The GENE-ADN6 is now in mass production and available on the eShop in a variety of SKUs, and further pricing information available through AAEON’s contact form.

For more information about the GENE-ADN6, please visit its product page.

About AAEON

Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continual innovation as a core value, AAEON provides reliable, high-quality computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI Edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN/WWAN solutions. AAEON provides industry-leading experience and knowledge to provide OEM/ODM services worldwide. AAEON also works closely with cities and governments to develop and deploy Smart City ecosystems, offering individual platforms and end-to-end solutions. AAEON works closely with premier chip designers to deliver stable, reliable platforms. For an introduction to AAEON’s expansive line of products and services, visit www.aaeon.com.