Scalable SBC family features latest Intel processors

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The industrial PC manufacturer Portwell has introduced the ROBO-8115VG2AR single-board computer. Equipped with the latest Intel processors from the Celeron to the Xeon family, the computer is aimed at customers who value scalable solutions. This primarily concerns tasks with load distribution or high performance requirements in industrial automation and intelligent control systems, medical imaging systems, automated test facilities, digital signage and similarly structured requirements.

The ROBO-8115VG2AR is Portwell’s PICMG 1.3 full-size single host board (SHB) computer with the latest processors of the Intel Xeon-W family or Core i3/i5/i7/i9 /Pentium/Celeron with up to 10 cores/20 threads and 4.8 GHz (35 – 95 W) (Comet Lake platform) in the LGA 1200 socket with Intel W480E or Q470E chipset. The new ‘SBC supports Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualisation, Thermal Monitoring, Trusted Execution (TXT) and SpeedStep technology (depending on processor); offers up to 128 GB dual-channel ECC/non-ECC DDR4 2666 SDRAM in four Long DIMM sockets; flexible PCI Express Gen 3 (up to 8.0 GT/s) from the CPU – 1x PCIe x16 or 2x PCIe x8 or 1x PCIe x8 and 2x PCIe x4 with jumper setting – from the chipset – 1x PCIe x4 or 4x PCIe x1 by different BIOS and PCI expansion – 4x PCI devices with 32-bit, 33 MHz; total 6x USB 3. 2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), 4x USB 2.0, 5x SATA 3.0 (two ports via backplane), 1x M.2 type M 2280 for SSD and software RAID 0,1, 5,10; 2x Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2x RS-232, 2x RS-232/422/485 selectable in BIOS; Intel Gen 9 graphics engine with high 3D multimedia performance and support for DirectX 12 and Open GL 4.5; supports multiple independent displays, e.g. HDMI (4K resolution), DVI-D (up to 1920 x 1200) and VGA (up to 1920 x 1200); via a DVI-I to DVI-D and VGA splitter, users can connect DVI- D and VGA monitors simultaneously (in both clone and extended modes); ATX connector for power supply; supports onboard TPM2.0 to secure applications.

“The newly developed ROBO-8115VG2AR uses the latest 10th generation Intel Xeon W/Core processors,” said product manager Brian Lai. “This gives it up to 20% more cores than previous generation processors, up to 31% more performance in multitasking with compute-intensive applications, and up to 11% more performance in single-task compute-intensive applications.”


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