Advantech Releases High-Performance 3.5” SBC MIO-5373 with 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processors
April 9, 2020, Taipei – Advantech (2395.TW), a leading global provider of IoT systems and embedded platforms, is pleased to announce the latest 3.5” SBC MIO-5373 based on the 8th Gen. Intel Core platform with low-power SoC. Featuring compact 146 x 102mm dimensions, the MIO-5373 design not only offers impressive I/O functionality but also provides domain-focused features like CANBus and wide-ranging power input. It is ideally suited for use in application fields like medical equipment, automation control systems, outdoor kiosks, and areas requiring small-size adoption with Intel Core-level computing performance.
Quad-Core Performance and High Speed NVMe x4
The new 8th Gen. Intel Core low-power SoC (codename: Whiskey Lake-U) is the first generation to double the computing cores from dual to quad. This new generation provides double the computing performance with 15W power consumption. Featuring a built-in Gen9LP graphics engine, MIO-5373 supports three simultaneous displays through LVDS/eDP, HDMI, and DisplayPort interfaces up to 4K resolution, as well as H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, MPEG2 hardware decode/encode. Dual channel DDR4 supports up to 32GB/64GB* and the M.2 M-Key 2280 NVMe x4 supports high-speed PCIe SSDs to provide an extremely high data rate for computing and storage. Enhancing overall system performance—rather than just that of the core processor—makes it well-suited for image processing in medical applications and heavy loading content kiosk displays.
Domain-Focused I/O and Flexible Expansion
MIO-5373’s built-in iManager3.0 is based on Advantech’s EIO-201 embedded controller which integrates power sequence control for higher reliability and generic functions including GPIO, hardware monitoring, smart fan control, and watchdog timer. It also has domain-focused features like high-speed RS-232/422/485 up to 1Mbps, I2C (100kb/400kb/1Mb), and CANBus. iManager provides I/O functionality in company with drivers and software APIs on both the Windows and Linux operating systems to make it easier for software development. MIO-5373 provides adequate expansion for a variety of function cards, including: M.2 E-Key for WiFi+BT, or AI acceleration card; M.2 B-Key for 3G/LTE modules, or SATA SSD; and M.2 M-key NVMex4 with optional SATA SSD. What’s more, Advantech’s MIO Extension interface provides 4 x PCIe x1/USB/LPC/SMBus slots for vertically-focused or customized expansion. The MIOe-260 I/O module provides an additional 2 x GbE, 8 x UART, 4 x USB, and 2 x CANBus with isolation, miniPCIe socket, and a M.2 B-key socket. Together with MIO-5373 and MIOe-260, it enables factory automation processes for AGV, CNC machines, and medical equipment I/O requirements.
Wide-Ranging Power Inputs and an Extended Operating Temperature Range
MIO-5373 is designed with a wide-ranging power input from 12~24V that caters to factory power rail and outdoor equipment with HVAC systems inside. To deal with extreme outdoor temperature conditions, MIO-5373 provides variant SKU supporting operation from -40°C to 85°C. The advanced thermal solution leverages four symmetrical heatsink screw holes around the CPU to dramatically lower thermal resistance and help heat quickly dissipate into air. MIO-5373 effectively solves temperature and thermal issues that often confront outdoor kiosks, railways, and crucial factory environments.
WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn: Value-Added Software and Cloud-Based Manageability
MIO-5373 provides ready-to-use Windows 10 and Ubuntu images in company with iManager software API and utility. Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn—IoT device operations and management software—makes it easy to integrate, visualize, operate, and manage industrial IoT devices through public or private cloud. With DeviceOn’s easy-to-use interface, users can monitor device health, enjoy real-time control over power on/off, troubleshoot, and perform updates over-the-air (OTA), on-site and remotely.
Product Features and Specifications:
- 8th Gen. Intel® Core i7-8665UE/i5-8365UE/i3-8145UE
- Dual channel DDR4-2400MT/s with up to 32GB, onboard eMMC 32GB
- Triple display by 48-bit LVDS/eDP+HDMI+DP, up to 4K resolution
- Dual GbE, 4 x USB3.0, 2 x RS-232/422/485, CANBus, 12-24V input
- M.2 E-key 2230 & M.2 B-key 2280 (SATA or 3G/LTE), optional M.2 M-Key 2280 for NVMe x4
- MIO extension interfaces with 4 x PCIe (x1/x2/x4), USB, LPC, SMBus
- Supports iManager software APIs for Windows 10 and Linux
- Supports WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn
About Embedded-IoT Group
As a leader in the embedded market, Advantech Embedded-IoT group not only delivers a wide range of embedded design-in services but also develops a series of integrated IoT solutions and services to minimize uncertainty and risk for customers approaching the IoT market. Advantech Integrated IoT Solutions include everything from sensor nodes, to gateways, to WISE-PaaS IoT software and much more.
Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence. (www.advantech.com)