Embedded board delivers computing performance for digital signage and automation

11-07-2022 | Review Display | Subs & Systems

Embedded systems and display solutions provider Review Display System SBC from AAEON, a leading manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms.

The GENE-TGU6 supplies the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3 and Celeron SoC processors. It can provide performance enhancements of up to 20% over prior generations of embedded processors. Further onboard features support digital signage, automation, AI processing and Edge IoT applications.

Featuring compact mechanical dimensions of just 146mm (l) x 101.7mm (w) and implementing an innovation thermal design, the SBC has been created to manage harsh industrial and embedded environments with an operating temperature range of -40C to 85C and a wide input voltage range of +9V to +36V.

The integrated embedded Intel Iris Xe graphics offers support for high-definition video, with the board offering five video outputs able to simultaneously supporting up to four 4K displays. Video output is supplied with an HDMI 2.0b, two DisplayPort 1.4a, a DisplayPort 1.4a via Type C, and an onboard LVDS/embedded DisplayPort.

Peter Marchant, embedded business manager, RDS, said, “The processing capability, integrated onboard graphics, and scalable expansion support of the GENE-TGU6 enables the 3.5" SBC to deliver the computing performance needed for a wide range of applications such as digital signage and public information displays, IoT gateways and AI processing.”

The board supports four USB3.2 Gen 2 ports and USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C to enhance speed and flexibility. The board has two LAN ports, one powered by the Intel i225 chipset providing speeds up to 2.5Gbps, alongside an Intel i219 Gbps port. Expansion is supported with multiple M.2 slots and a Mini Card supporting functions such as Wi-Fi, high-speed NVMe storage, and AI scalability with modules such as the AI Core XM2280.

The embedded graphics is also intended to be compatible with Intel distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, enabling it to perform AI acceleration tasks. Together with Intel Deep Learning Boost, it is capable of AI compute performance 30% to 40% greater than prior generations.

The company can provide a comprehensive design, development, and manufacturing service for embedded computing systems.

By Natasha Shek