Pico-ITX embedded system board for digital signage systems

8th November 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Pico-ITX embedded system board for digital signage systems

Industrial PC (IPC) company and associate member of the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, Portwell, has announced the release of the PICO-6260 (100x72mm) Pico-ITX embedded system board based on the Intel Atom Celeron processor N3350, formerly codenamed Apollo Lake. The Intel Atom Celeron processor N3350 integrates the Inte Gen 9 3D graphics engine with up to 12 EUs (Execution Units) that improves performance and supports 4K Codec Decode & Encode.

It also supports one dual-channel 24bit LVDS connection and one HDMI on rear I/O with resolution up to 3840x2160. The 204-pin non-ECC SO-DIMM provides maximum memory, making it capable of supporting up to 8GB of DDR3L. In addition, Portwell’s PICO-6260 features a total of two COM ports, three USB ports (1x USB 3.0 on rear I/O, 2x USB 2.0 on board header) and one gigabit Ethernet.

The Portwell PICO-6260 is a palm-sized fan-less Pico-ITX embedded system board built with the Intel Atom processor E3900 series and Intel Celeron processor N3350. Not only does it operate with thermal design power (TDP) from 6-12W for fan-less applications, but it also supports an operation temperature range from 0-60°C and supports 12V power DC input applications.

The PICO-6260, designed with the Intel Atom processor E3900 series and Intel Celeron processor N3350, features one DDR3L 1333/1600/1866 MHz SO-DIMM socket equipped with up to 8GB DDR3L memory. It also integrates Intel graphics supporting DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 2.0 plus high-performance, flexible hardware decoding to decode multiple high-resolution 4K videos in parallel. In addition, it supports up to 3840x2160 pixels with HDMI port, and dual-channel LVDS up to 1920x1200 pixels, and is designed with the flexibility for connecting up to three independent display interfaces.

One USB 3.0 port ensures fast data transmission with low-power consumption. One 5Gb/s PCI Express 2.0 lane is used as a full-size mini-PCIe (supporting mSATA) and one M.2 (Key E) socket supporting type 2230 for WiFi/Bluetooth module. Single Intel I210IT Gigabit Ethernet controller provides Gigabit Ethernet LAN access via a RJ45 port.

A benefit of the Portwell PICO-6260 Pico-ITX embedded board is that with its dual-core processing power and high capability, it generates and delivers greater and faster performance than the previous generation, and provides great data transferring bandwidth for improving graphics performance. Moreover, the enhancement in flash playback, rich 2D/3D graphics quality, security and power efficiency enables a fascinating visual experience for a variety of applications in, such as retail, networking, Panel PC, and kiosk.

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