3.5" SubCompact Board with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC



    The GENE-WHU6 is built to provide performance beyond its size, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 and Celeron® processors (formerly Whiskey Lake) with greater processor performance than the previous generation. The GENE-WHU6 combines this processing power with up to 64GB of DDR4 SODIMM RAM for even greater computing performance.

    Designed for full-sized functionality, the GENE-WHU6 provides a rich compliment of I/O features, including four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to two COM ports supporting RS-232/422/485. The GENE-WHU6 also offers flexibility with display ports, featuring HDMI 2.0, VGA and LVDS. Users can also make use of the expandability of the GENE-WHU6 with a full-sized mPCIe slot, and two M.2 slots (one 2280 B Key and one 2230 E Key). The GENE-WHU6 supports AI accelerator modules, such as AAEON’s Kneron® KL520 NPU modules or the AI Core X family featuring Intel® Movidius® Myriad™ X.

    The GENE-WHU6 is built to power embedded applications wherever it’s deployed. Designed for tough conditions, the GENE-WHU6 features wide voltage input (9-36V) as well as a wide operating temperature range (0°C to 60°C). Combined with its compact 3.5” form factor, the GENE-WHU6 can be deployed just about anywhere to power applications such as Smart Manufacturing and Intelligent Safety and Security.

    With the GENE-WHU6, AAEON continues to offer their industry leading manufacturer support and OEM/ODM services. With these services, AAEON can provide customers with custom configurations and end-to-end project support.

    The GENE-WHU6 allows users the ability to deploy a compact solution that retains the functionality of larger machines. With greater flexibility and functionality than what other form factors support, the GENE-WHU6 delivers the power your embedded project requires.

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    • LVDS/eDP x 1 (Default: LVDS), VGA x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1
    • GbE x 2, SATA III x 1, DIO x 8bit
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 (Up to Gen 2), RS-232/422/485 x 2
    • Full size mSATA/mPCIe Slot x 1 (With Nano-SIM)
    • M.2 2280 B key x 1, M.2 2230 E key x 1
    • Wide DC Input 9-36V (Optional: 12V Only)

    Specifications [GENE-WHU6]

    Form Factor3.5" SubCompact Board
    CPUIntel® 8th Generation Core™ /Celeron Processor:
    Core i7-8665UE (4C/8T, 1.7GHz, up to 4.40GHz, TDP-up 25W)
    Core i5-8365UE (4C/8T, 1.6GHz, up to 4.10GHz, TDP-up 25W)
    Core i3-8145UE (2C/4T, 2.2GHz, up to 3.90GHz, TDP-up 25W)
    Celeron 4305UE (2C/2T, 2.00GHz, TDP-up 15W)
    ChipsetIntegrated with Intel® SoC
    Memory TypeDDR4 up to 2400MHz Dual Channel,SODIMM x 2,up to 64GB,Non-ECC
    Wake on LANYes
    Watchdog Timer255 Levels
    RTC BatteryLithium Battery 3V/240mAh
    Dimension5.75" x 4" (146mm x 101.7mm)
    OS supportWindows 10 (64bit)
    Linux Ubuntu 21.04.0/Kernel 5.10
    Power Requirement+9-36V (Optional: +12V)
    Power Supply TypeAT/ATX
    ConnectorPhoenix 2-pin Connector
    Power ConsumptionIntel® i7-8665UE, DDR4 2400MHz 16GB x2, 4.83A@ +12V(TYPICAL)
    Intel® i7-8665UE, DDR4 2400MHz 16GB x2, 7.3A@ +12V(MAX)
    ControllerIntel® UHD Graphics 610/620
    LVDS/eDPLVDS Dual Channel 18/24bit x 1, up to 1920 x 1080
    (Optional: eDP1.4, , up to 1920X1200)
    Display InterfaceHDMI2.0a x 1, up to 3840 x 2160
    VGA x 1, up to 1920 x 1200
    Multiple DisplayUp to 3 Simultaneous Displays
    CODECRealtek ALC897/892
    Audio InterfaceLine-in/Line-out/MIC
    external i/o
    EthernetIntel® i210/i211 & i219, 10/100/1000Base, RJ-45 x2
    USBUSB 3.2 Gen2 x4
    Serial Port
    VideoHDMI2.0a x 1,VGA x 1
    internal i/o
    USBUSB 2.0 x 2
    Serial PortCOM1(RS232/422/485, supports RI)
    COM2 (RS232/422/485, supports 5V/12V/RI)
    VideoLVDS/eDP x 1 (Default: LVDS)
    +5V SATA Power Connector x 1
    AudioAudio Header x 1
    SMBus/I2CI2C/ SMbus x 1 (Default: I2C)
    Touch4/5/8-wire Touch Controller x 1 (optional)
    FanDC Fan x 1 (optional: Smart Fan)
    SIMNano SIM x 1
    Front PanelHDD LED, PWR LED, Power Button, Buzzer, Reset
    Mini PCI-E/mSATAFull-size mSATA/mPCIe x 1
    (Default mSATA, select by BIOS)
    M.2B-Key 2280 x1 (PCIe x 2, SATA, USB2.0, selected by BIOS)
    E-Key 2230 x 1 (PCIe, USB2.0)
    environment & certification
    Operating Temperature32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C), WiTAS2 -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)354,194
    EMCCE/FCC Class A

    Ordering Information [GENE-WHU6]

    Part NumberGENE-WHU6-A11-0001GENE-WHU6-A11-0002GENE-WHU6-A11-0003GENE-WHU6-A11-0004GENE-WHU6W2-A11-0001
    cpu Intel® i7-8665UE Intel® i5-8365UE Intel® i3-8145UE Intel® Celeron 4305UE Intel® i7-8665UE
    lan GbE x 2 GbE x 2 GbE x 2 GbE x 2 GbE x 2
    usb USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4
    rs-232/422/485 2 2 2 2 2
    storage SATA x 1
    mSATA (Full size)x 1
    SATA x 1
    mSATA (Full size)x 1
    SATA x 1
    mSATA (Full size)x 1
    SATA x 1
    mSATA (Full size)x 1
    SATA x 1
    mSATA (Full size)x 1
    expansion slot M.2 2280 B Key x1
    M.2 2230 E Key x1
    M.2 2280 B Key x1
    M.2 2230 E Key x1
    M.2 2280 B Key x1
    M.2 2230 E Key x1
    M.2 2280 B Key x1
    M.2 2230 E Key x1
    M.2 2280 B Key x1
    M.2 2230 E Key x1
    power 9~36V 9~36V 9~36V 9~36V 12V
    operating temp 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C WiTAS2 (-40~85°C)
    others DIO x 8, nano SIM, Touch Controller DIO x 8, nano SIM, Touch Controller DIO x 8, nano SIM, Touch Controller DIO x 8, nano SIM, Touch Controller DIO x 8, nano SIM, Touch Controller

    Downloads [GENE-WHU6]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Driver
    • Manual

    Packing List

    • GENE-WHU6 MB x 1
    • M10WHU6000: Heatspreader x 1

    Optional Accessories

    Part Number Description QTY per Board
    1702150155 SATA Power Cable, 15cm 1
    1709070500 SATA CABLE, 50cm 1
    170204010R Power Cable, 10cm 1
    1709100254 Audio JACK Cable, 25cm 1
    170220020B ATX Power Cable, 20cm 1
    1701090150 COM Cable, 15cm 2
    1700050207 USB CABLE, 20cm 2
    GENE-WHU6-FAN01 CPU Cooler.146x78.6x23.5mm.3P.3600RPM 1
    GENE-WHU6-FAN02 CPU Cooler.146x75.54x17.5mm.3P.4800RPM 1
    GENE-WHU6-HSK01 Heatsink.146x101.6x32.5mm.Silver.for i3 & Celeron 1
    GENE-WHU6-HSK02 Heat Sink.72x28x10mm.SODIMM DDR4 1
    GENE-WHU6-HSK03 Heat sink.146x101.6x45.5mm 1