New SBCs designed for better number crunching and graphics unveiled by Review Display Systems

Review Display Systems Ltd (RDS), a specialist provider of technical and commercial display system solutions, has launched two new Aaeon Single Board Computer series – the EPIC-HD07 and GENE-CV05.

The GENE-CV05 is an embedded 3.5″ SubCompact board with Intel’s third-generation Atom (Cedar Trail) D2550/N2800/N2600 double-core, four-thread processor (1.6 up to 1.86GHz) and the Intel NM10 chipset for space-constrained applications.

At around 10 watts thermal design power (TDP), GENE-CV05 is an eco-friendly embedded board with fanless options. When equipped with the D2550/N2800 processors, it supports up to 4GB in a DDR3 SODIMM, while the N2600 processor can support a DDR3 SODIMM with a maximum 2GB of memory. The GENE-CV05 has a CFast interface and one SATA 2.0 port for the operating system and storage, along with two Gigabit LAN ports for optimum network connectivity. Multiple I/O ports, including six COM ports, six USB2.0 ports, 8-bit Digital I/O, and one PCI Express Mini Card with a SIM slot enable the GENE-CV05 to meet the demands of a wide variety of markets – particularly for number-crunching applications where a low TDP is required.

The second series, the EPIC-HD07, comes equipped with on-board AMD G Series T56N/T44R/T40R dual/single-core, two-thread processors (1.0 up to 1.65GHz) supported by AMD G Series APU + A55E chipset. The AMD Embedded G-Series platform is the world’s first IC to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).This unprecedented level of graphics integration builds a new foundation for high performance multi-media content delivery in a small form factor and power-efficient platform for a broad range of embedded designs.

In this product, the CPU chips are mounted on the reverse side of the board to enable the heat-spreader to be mounted directly to the outside of the case. Its compact design means that it is suitable for applications requiring a slim profile with a depth, including heat-spreader, of just 27mm. In addition, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory is possible in a small SODIMM. With two SATA 2.0 ports, eight USB2.0 ports, six COM ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an 8-bit Digital I/O, there is plenty of room for expansion and connectivity. 18 watts TDP, low power processor options and dual 24-bit LVDS LCD interfaces can support full HD resolution, providing excellent performance for graphics-hungry applications.

Both boards operate from a single +12Vdc supply to simplify power delivery. They have an operating temperature range of 0 to +60°C and come with a 2-year warranty as well as a minimum of 5-year product life. To take advantage of the new technology hardware improvements in cores and threads, newer software OS platforms will need to be utilised.


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