Portwell, Inc. recently launched the fanless embedded system featuring Intel® Atom® processor series (formerly Apollo Lake) RICH-61D0. Its fanless, compact chassis design, plus low power consumption, makes RICH-61D0 a perfect solution for applications with space limitation such as industrial automation, medical equipment, communication devices and IoT devices.
According to Ian Wang, Portwell’s product manager, the new rugged RICH-61D0 is equipped with the Portwell WUX-N series, a NUC (4x4 inch) form factor embedded board based on the Intel® Atom® processor series (formerly Apollo Lake), which integrates the low power Intel® Gen9 graphics engine with up to 18 execution units that improves 3D graphics performance and supports faster 4K encode and decode operations.
The compact RICH-61D0 embedded system also features DDR3L SO-DIMM up to 8 GB supporting 866/1600 MT/s; 6x USB ports; one DP and one HDMI with resolution up to 4096 x 2160; one COM port for RS-232 on rear I/O; and multiple storage with 1 x SATA III port, 1 x Micro-SD 3.0 socket and can also support onboard eMMC 5.0 up to 64GB (standard 32GB). Moreover, the compact 113(W) x 41(H) x 135(D) mm chassis platform integrates the M.2 interface which enables wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it an ideal IoT gateway.
“Portwell’s RICH-61D0 is offered with long product lifespan up to 10 years,” Wang states, “yet it operates with thermal design power (TDP) of 6W or 10W for fanless applications and also supports a wide power voltage input from 12V to 19V DC for various industrial applications.”
Specifically, the RICH-61D0 further benefits from the top cover/heat sink mechanism that facilitates efficient heat dissipation. Due to the fanless and compact chassis design of RICH-61D0, it can ensure better reliability, silent operation and lower the field maintenance and service cost for harsh environment or unmanned application with remote management wireless connectivity.
“With its cutting-edge superior performance—up to quad-core processing power via Intel® Atom® processor N series (formerly Apollo Lake), fanless compact chassis design, and wireless connectivity—the Portwell RICH-61D0 embedded system is a perfect and practical solution for medical, Industrial automation and IoT gateway applications,” Wang confirms.