New SBC aimed at graphics-rich, heavy computing environments

17-04-2018 | BVM | Subs & Systems

Further extending its 3.5” format industrial-grade embedded SBC portfolio, BVM has launched the LS-37K, offering a 30% performance improvement and power reduction over Ivy Bridge based units when using the 6th generation Skylake Core i7/i5/i3 processors, and even greater improvements when based on the newest 7th generation Kaby Lake. The device also supports the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor; all processors are installed into the new format FCLGA 1151 socket. The device is aimed at graphics-rich, heavy computing environments where low power consumption is also a prime requirement for fanless operation in kiosks and related environments. All options run under the Intel C236 chipset, and the device is claimed to be the first desktop platform to support a DDR4 DIMM slot with up to 16GB of memory running at 1866/2133 MHz.

The graphics engine is the Intel HD Graphics 530 for Skylake versions, the HD630 for the Kaby Lake or the HD P530 for the Xeon processor. All decode H.265/HEVC video entirely in hardware, significantly more efficiently than earlier GPUs. The device produces high-end media and graphics capabilities for 2D/3D graphics, videos and interactive content, with up to three displays using DVI-I, VGA, Display port, HDMI and LVDS interfaces that are independently controllable to offer advanced solutions for video processing, imaging, machine vision and digital signage applications.

Extensive I/O is provided on board. A Gigabit PHY LAN and a Gigabit LAN port, two SATA III ports supporting Raid 0 and 1, a PCIe x16 port, a PCIE Mini card with optional mSATA support, four USB 3.0 and five USB 2.0 ports, five RS232 and a RS232/422/485 serial port are standard. Power is from an external 9–30VDC source.

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