Boards/Backplanes

Axiomtek 4K-ready Intel Atom-based Pico-ITX board

10th September 2020
Alex Lynn

Axiomtek has announced the PICO317, its new fanless Pico-ITX board SBC powered by the onboard quad-core Intel Atom x5-E3940 processor (code name: Apollo Lake). This tiny 2.5” embedded board can withstand a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +70°C for use in harsh and space-constraint environments. It comes with dual-display capability through 4K-ready HDMI and 18/24-bit single/dual channel LVDS.

Combined with a rugged design and high-speed processing, the PICO317 is suitable for a variety of industrial IoT applications, including industrial automation, transportation, retail and more.

Responding to the surging demand for imaging processing, the powerful PICO317 has Intel integrated Gfx graphic engine which optimises the graphics performance and brings captivating visual experiences. This low-power industrial motherboard has a full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot supporting mSATA for wireless and storage. It has three USB 3.0 ports to connect with industrial cameras for machine vision applications.

"The PICO317 is a feature-rich, flexible and customisable pico-ITX form factor motherboard that is a great choice for many IIoT applications. Its fanless and ultra-compact design allows easy installation in environments and more flexible product designs. The varieties of I/O connectors are offered to deliver true customer value for fewer integration hassles,” said Kevin Lin, a Product Manager of the Motherboard Division at Axiomtek.

The PICO317 supports one DDR3L-1867 SO-DIMM slot with up to 8 GB of system memory. It is equipped with one Gigabit Ethernet port with Intel i211AT which supports Wake-on-LAN and PXE Boot ROM. Other I/O interfaces include two RS-232 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, one HD Codec audio and one SATA-600 slot.

This Pico-ITX board also has SMBus that is compatible with I2C for smart battery support. To meet the industrial needs, it has a 5VDC input with AT auto power-on function. Moreover, the PICO317 has a watchdog timer and offers hardware monitoring functions to detect CPU/system temperature and voltage to ensure reliable operation.

The PICO317 is now available for purchase.  

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