Intel Atom® x7000E Series, N-series, Core™ i3-N305 Processor (formerly Alder Lake N)



    AAEON has introduced the PICO-ADN4, the latest addition to its PICO-ITX board lineup. Designed for Industry 4.0 applications such as industrial automation and assembly line quality control, the PICO-ADN4 is available in standard and wide-temperature range versions, making it suitable for factory use even in challenging environmental conditions. While it supports 12V DC input, an optional DC-DC converter can extend its compatibility to power sources ranging from 9V to 36V, ideal for locations with unstable power supplies.

    Notably, the PICO-ADN4 is equipped to host CPUs from the latest Intel® Core™ i3 Processor N-series, Intel Atom® x7000E Series, and the Intel® Processor N-series platform (formerly known as Alder Lake-N). This versatility enables it to handle a wide range of processing needs.

    In addition to these features, the board has been upgraded to use LPDDR5 system memory for faster data transmission speeds and features soldered system memory, which is advantageous for applications prone to vibration.

    The PICO-ADN4 also includes an advanced Ethernet interface with support for 2.5GbE, enhancing networking capabilities. Physical interfaces on the board include HDMI and LVDS for display output, along with various connectors for communication and control tasks. Expansion options encompass Wi-Fi support, additional storage via mSATA, and BIOS-based expansion features.

    Despite its low-power processor lineup, the PICO-ADN4 delivers enhanced graphics capabilities, with Intel® UHD Graphics for 12th Gen Intel® Processors providing higher graphics render clock frequencies, as well as the CPUs themselves capable of higher single-core frequencies compared to the previous generation.

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    • Onboard LPDDR5 4800, Single Channel (Max.16GB)
    • HDMI1.4 x 1, eDP1.4/LVDS x 1
    • Intel® i226v 2.5GbE, RJ-45 x 1
    • REALTEK.RTL8111H-CG 1GbE, RJ-45 x 1
    • Full-Size mSATA/mPCIe x 1, M.2 2230 E-key x1
    • USB 3.2 Gen2 x 2port, USB2.0 x 2, RS-232/422/485 x 2
    • TPM2.0, SATA 6.0Gbps x 1, GPIO 4-bit, SMBUS/I2C x 1
    • BIO support (Optional), Audio: Line out (Optional)
    • DC 9~36V input (Optional, support by power adapter card)


    Robust, Reliable Operation

    The PICO-ADN4 is built for deployment in harsh environments, sporting a fanless embedded design available in SKUs with both standard (0°C ~ 60°C) and wide-temperature (-40°C ~ 85°C) ranges. Further, among its optional accessories is a DC-DC converter that offers extended 9V ~ 36V power input, preventing circuit failure when paired with the unstable power sources commonly encountered in factories to guarantee reliable, continuous operation.


    Real-Time Computing at the Edge

    A substantial upgrade on previous solutions is the PICO-ADN4’s LPDDR5 system memory, which offers higher data transmission speeds for deployments requiring low latency. This pairs well with its real-time task execution capabilities courtesy of Intel® Time Coordinated Computing and Time-Sensitive Networking. Such features are particularly useful for applications like assembly line quality control, given the added vibration-resistance offered by the board’s soldered LPDDR5 design.


    Comprehensive Industrial Communication

    The PICO-ADN4 is not just rugged, but also pairs performance with efficiency. Available with embedded Intel® Core™ i3 Processor N-series, Intel Atom® x7000E Series, Intel® Processor N-series CPUs, the board offers a low-power, high performance engine with which to run more sophisticated interfaces for machine communication and control protocols, including both 2.5GbE and GbE, timed GPIO support, RS-232/422/485, and SMBus. The board’s display output also facilitates reliable HMI functions via both HDMI and LVDS, making it the full Industry 4.0 package.

    Specifications [PICO-ADN4]

    Form FactorPICO-ITX
    CPUIntel Atom® x7000E Series, Intel® Processor N-series, and Intel® Core™ i3
    Processor N-series Processors:
    Intel® Processor N50 (2C, 1.00 GHz, 6W)
    Intel® Processor N97 (4C, 2.00 GHz, 12W)
    Intel® Core™ i3-N305 (8C, 1.80 GHz, 15W)
    Intel Atom® x7425E (4C, 1.50 GHz, 12W)
    ChipsetIntegrated with Intel® SoC
    Memory TypeOnboard LPDDR5, Single Channel (Max. 16GB)
    Wake on LANYes
    Watchdog Timer255 Levels
    SecurityTPM 2.0
    RTC BatteryLithium Battery 3V/240mAh
    Dimension3.94" x 2.84" (100mm x 72mm)
    Gross Weight0.18 lbs (0.08 kg)
    OS supportWindows 10 (64 bit)
    Ubuntu 22.04.2/Kernel 5.19
    Power Requirement+12V
    Power Supply TypeAT/ATX
    Connector2-pin Phoenix Connector (Default)
    Lockable DC Jack Connector (colay)
    Power ConsumptionIntel® Core™ i3-N305, DDR5 32GB x1, 2.97A@ +12V (TYPICAL)
    Intel® Core™ i3-N305, DDR5 32GB x1, 4.46A@ +12V (MAX)
    ControllerIntel® Gen 12 UHD Graphics
    LVDS/eDPLVDS x 1 (18/24bit 2CH) 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
    eDP 1.4 x 1, 7680 x 4320 (Optional)
    Display InterfaceHDMI 1.4 x 1, 3840 x 2160 @30Hz
    DDI (Via BIO, Optional)
    Multiple DisplayUp to 3 Simultaneous Displays
    CODECRealtek ALC256 (Optional)
    Audio InterfaceLine-out (Optional)
    external i/o
    EthernetIntel® I226 2.5GbE, RJ-45 x 1
    Realtek RTL8111H-CG, 1GbE, RJ-45 x 1
    USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    Serial Port
    VideoHDMI 1.4 x 1
    USBUSB 2.0 x 2
    Serial PortCOM 1~2 (RS-232/422/485, supports 5V/12V/RI)
    VideoLVDS/eDP x 1 (Default: LVDS)
    Inverter x 1 (12V/2A)
    SATASATA 6Gb/s x 1
    +5V SATA Power Connector x 1
    AudioLine-out header x 1 (Optional)
    DIO/GPIOGPIO 4-bit
    SMBus/I2CSMBus/I2C x 1 (Default: SMBus)
    Fan4pins Smart Fan x1
    Front PanelHDD LED, PWR LED, Power Button, Buzzer, Reset
    Mini PCI-E/mSATAFull-Size mSATA/mPCIe x 1 (default: mSATA, select with BIOS)
    M.2M.2 2230 E-Key x 1 (PCIe 3.0 [x1] + USB 2.0)
    OthersBIO (Optional, need customized BIOS, USB2.0, SMBUS, DDI, LPC, PCIe [x1] x 1)
    environment & certification
    Operating Temperature32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
    WiTAS 2: -40°F ~ 185°F (-40°C ~ 85°C)
    Storage Temperature-40°F ~ 185°F (-40°C ~ 85°C)
    Operating Humidity0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
    MTBF (hours)1,087,822
    EMCCE/FCC Class A

    Ordering Information [PICO-ADN4]

    Part NumberPICO-ADN4-A10-0001PICO-ADN4-A10-0002PICO-ADN4-A10-0003PICO-ADN4-A10-0004PICO-ADN4W2-A10-0002
    cpu Intel® Processor N50 Intel® Processor N97 Intel Atom® x7425E Intel® Core™ i3-N305 Intel® Processor N97
    display HDMI x 1
    LVDS x 1
    HDMI x 1
    LVDS x 1
    HDMI x 1
    LVDS x 1
    HDMI x 1
    LVDS x 1
    HDMI x 1
    LVDS x 1
    storage SATA 6Gb/s x 1 SATA 6Gb/s x 1 SATA 6Gb/s x 1 SATA 6Gb/s x 1 SATA 6Gb/s x 1
    lan GbE x 1
    2.5GbE x 1
    GbE x 1
    2.5GbE x 1
    GbE x 1
    2.5GbE x 1
    GbE x 1
    2.5GbE x 1
    GbE x 1
    2.5GbE x 1
    usb USB 2.0 x 2
    USB3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB3.2 Gen 2 x 2
    com 2 2 2 2 2
    expansion slot M.2 2230 E-key x 1
    miniCard (Full) x 1
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1
    miniCard (Full) x 1
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1
    miniCard (Full) x 1
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1
    miniCard (Full) x 1
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1
    miniCard (Full) x 1
    power +12V (Terminal block) +12V (Terminal block) +12V (Terminal block) +12V (Terminal block) +12V (Terminal block)
    operating temp 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C -40~85˚C

    Downloads [PICO-ADN4]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Driver
    • Manual

    Packing List

    • PICO-ADN4

    Optional Accessories

    Part Number Description Qty.
    170X000287 Front Panel cable.10cm 1
    170X000231 Dual COM cable.30cm 1
    170010010D USB2.0 cable.10cm 1
    170X000593 SATA CABLE.15cm 1
    1702150155 SATA power cable.15cm 1
    170X000779 Audio cable.25cm 1
    1702030200 Power cable (Phoenix type to DC Jack).20cm 1
    PICO-ADN4-HSP01 Heat Spreader.AL.100*72*10.5mm 1
    PICO-ADN4-HSK01 Heat Sink.100*72*15.5mm.Silver.To be used with HSP 1
    PICO-ADN4-FAN01 Cooler.100*72*20.3mm.for PICO-ADN4 1
    PER-P30D-A10-0001 120W, DC-DC Converter, 9~36V input, 12V output, Rev A1.0, 30 x 72mm 1