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Fanless embedded controller features flexible I/O module design

25th May 2016
Nat Bowers

ARBOR Technology has announced the compact, lightweight ARES-1230 series of fanless embedded controllers to address the need for ultra-low profile enclosure solutions with flexible I/O and input power requirements. Based on the quad-core Intel N2930 processor and supporting up to 8GB DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, the ARES-1230 product line is suited for digital signage, machine automation and the retail sector.

Measuring only 180x130mm and weighing less than 1kg, the ARES-1230 fits virtually anywhere.

The ARES-1230 also has a flexible I/O module design. The ultra-low profile standard version of the ARES-1230 comes with two RJ45 GbE LAN connections, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, DVI-I and HDMI. The slightly taller extended I/O ARES-1230-E version adds two additional USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports and four DI/DO ports for additional peripheral connectivity. Both versions include dual mPCIe slots to accommodate WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS or other modules to provide wireless connectivity for communication, positioning and navigation deployments.

Input power requirements are flexible as well. The standard version operates on 12VDC, whereas the ARES-1230-E’s wide-range 9-36VDC input is designed for deployments with potential power fluctuations. All this adds up to making the ARBOR ARES-1230 an exceptionally flexible low-profile fanless embedded controller that minimises turnkey solution development.

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