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