Boards/Backplanes

SBC boasts two expansion slots to support AI and Wi-Fi

25th May 2021
Mick Elliott

Availability of a new Pico-ITX single board computer (SBC) has been announced by embedded systems and display solutions provider Review Display Systems (RDS).

The AAEON Pico-TGU4 SBC is powered by Intel’s latest 11th Generation Core G processors (formerly Tiger Lake) which deliver excellent performance and flexibility for embedded computing applications.

The Pico-TGU4 offers users the choice of the latest Intel Core i7, i5, i3 and Celeron processors which deliver up to 15 to 20% improved performance than previous generation processors.

These processors support a range of technologies including on-board TPM 2.0 and in-band ECC. The board features 32GB of on-board LPDDR4x memory, and SATA III (6.0 Gbps) storage.

One of the key features of the Pico-TGU4 are its two expansion slots.

The M.2 2280 slot (PCIe 4.0) supports next generation AI accelerators, and the full-sized Mini Card slot supports extra storage, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The Pico-TGU4 also features dual LAN ports, one Intel i225 2.5 Gbps port for ultra-fast LAN connectivity, and an Intel i219 port with support for Intel vPro, enabling remote system monitoring.

Peter Marchant, embedded division manager, RDS said “The Aaeon Pico-TGU4 offers many options for different levels of processor performance combined with its strong expansion capability. It provides a highly capable, but no less flexible and versatile embedded computing platform.”

The Pico-TGU4 also implements AAEON’s proprietary connector, the BIO (Board to Board I/O) connector, which enables enhanced customisation when connecting daughter boards, providing the Pico-TGU4 with excellent expansion capability.

A wealth of peripheral support is available with a total of eight USB connections, two serial port headers, 8-bit GPIO and I²C/SMBUS connectors.

Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) and HDMI 2.0 outputs support external displays of up to 4K resolution.

With external mechanical dimensions of just 7.2cm x 10cm, the Pico-ITX form factor is the smallest industry-standard SBC.

The lightweight board combined with compact physical dimensions enables the computing platform to be used in small, confined spaces.

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