Enabling Powerful AI Edge Solution with UP Xtreme i11 Edge


    The UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit

    The UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit from AAEON brings together hardware and software in a package that’s ready to deploy out of the box. Built from the ground up for AI Edge computing, the kit features the latest edge platform from AAEON’s UP Bridge the Gap brand, the UP Xtreme i11 EDGE. Additionally, it comes with a range of Intel technologies pre-installed, including the Intel® distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, and Intel® Edge Software Hub. Additionally, the system is Ubuntu Certified, and ships with the operating system pre-installed from AAEON’s factories.

    The UP Xtreme i11 EDGE System

    The UP Xtreme i11 EDGE, or UPX-i11 EDGE for short, brings the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors (formerly Tiger Lake UP3) to a compact system solution that’s designed to fit and deploy anywhere its needed. This latest generation of System on Chip processors is capable of delivering up to 20% higher performance than previous generation embedded SoCs, enabling developers to more easily bring their projects to life.

    The UPX-i11 EDGE leverages the AI capabilities of the Intel SoC and delivers more, offering scalability support for AI modules, such as the AI Core XM2280 powered by Intel® Movidius® Myriad™ X. The system also offers expandability
    for building Edge Networks and Edge Gateway applications, including M.2 2230 for Wi-Fi cards including Wi-Fi 6; as well as M.2 3052 for 5G communication. The UPX-i11 EDGE has been tested with the most popular 5G modules on the market and proven to work readily out of the box. The M.2 2280 slot also provides support for NVMe storage, alongside SATA III connections to further expand storage.

    The UPX-i11 EDGE features the latest I/O ports to ensure faster, more flexible connections with cameras, sensors and more. The system features a USB4 Type C port, as well as three USB3.2 Gen 2 ports. Wired network connections are provided thanks to a pair of LAN ports, one Gigabit LAN, and one powered by the Intel® i225 chipset, delivering network speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.

    The 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U Processor

    The 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U embedded processors (formerly Tiger Lake UP3) is the latest in Intel’s line of embedded processors, built on the Willow Cove microarchitecture, and built using Intel’s third generation 10 nm
    process node known as 10SF (10 nm SuperFin). Compared to previous generation embedded processors, the 11th Generation Intel Core U delivers higher performance and greater efficiency at lower costs, providing outstanding price to performance. The platform also delivers a host of technologies built around IoT-centric deployment, powering faster and more flexible communication. Additionally, the system provides several key benefits making it the perfect platform for a wide range of embedded applications.


    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics

    The 11th Generation Intel Core U embedded processors include the Intel® Iris® Xe embedded graphics processor featuring up to 96 execution units, 50% more than the previous generation. Intel Iris Xe is capable of delivering video quality up to 8K 12-bit HDR on a single display, or 4K 10-bit HDR on two displays. It is also capable of powering up to four independent displays at 4K 60Hz, a feature which every AAEON embedded solution with 11th Generation Intel Core U supports.

    Additionally, the Iris Xe graphics can be leveraged for powering AI applications thanks to compatibility with the Intel distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit. This helps to offload inference processing from the CPU, increasing overall AI compute performance. Additionally, it can work in tandem with AI modules such as the AI Core X and AI Core XM 2280 from AAEON, powered by the Intel® Movidius® Myriad™ X.

    • Intel Iris Xe only available on Core i7 and Core i5 processors

    AI Ready Kit

    The UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit is designed ready to deploy out of the box. To achieve this, the kit comes pre-installed with a range of software tools to help shorten development times and accelerate time-to-market for users and developers. This starts with a pre-installed Intel® Edge Software Hub image, providing users with a library of development tools and sample programs. The system also features the OpenVINO™ toolkit, providing optimization of AI models, and allowing users to leverage both the Intel Iris Xe graphics and scalability with the AI Core XM2280 module, to bring ultimate AI Edge performance to the system. Finally, the system is certified by Canonical for Ubuntu, and comes with Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed, eliminating one of the major concerns for users and developers.

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    Application Driven Solution

    The UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit is designed with performance, flexibility and industrial ruggedness, ensuring a perfect fit no matter where it’s deployed. From robotics and automation to Smart Retail and hospital monitoring systems, the system delivers the tools each user needs to successfully power their projects and applications.


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