Advantech Launches AIMB-218 Mini-ITX Motherboard with “Elkhart Lake” Platform – the brand new Intel Atom® Processor x6000E for AIoT Edge Devices

Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2021 — Advantech, the global leader in embedded A-IoT solutions, is pleased to release AIMB-218, a low-profile fanless industrial-grade Mini-ITX motherboard featuring Intel Atom® x6000E, Intel® Pentium®, and Celeron® N and J Series processors.

Based on low-power 10nm technology (6 ~ 12W TDP), AIMB-218 supports up to 4 cores with 3.0GHz turbo frequency and up to 850MHz of Gen 11 Graphics, increasing the performance of the CPU up to 50% and doubling its graphics processing capabilities –compared to the previous ATOM generation. AIMB-218 is designed for industrial edge computing applications which require high-resolution graphics and low power consumption — such as retail displays, smart kiosks, digital signage, smart manufacturing, medical devices and smart cities (e.g.: traffic and parking). Additionally, its wide operating temperature (-20 ~ 70 °C) makes it a perfect fit for semi-outdoor industrial environments.

Intel® UHD Graphics Delivers Ultra HD Video Playback

Advantech’s AIMB-218 delivers superior graphics capabilities via Intel® UHD Graphics up to 32EUs. AIMB-218 supports rich display interfaces — including DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, LVDS and eDP; delivering 4K resolution progressive scan at 60 fps on 3x displays. Additionally, AIMB-218 features an improved memory capacity via DDR4 3200MHz up to 32GB with IBECC. AIMB-218 achieves low latency for high-resolution video content in embedded display control applications by using its next-gen. graphics, high-speed memory, storage, and data transfer rate capabilities.

The Mini-ITX Motherboard AIMB-218 offers 1x PCIe Gen. 3 for improved AI capabilities. Its 1x M.2 Slot (E key) for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, and 1x M.2 Slot (B Key) with SIM card holder for LTE and mSATA modules support efficient scalable networks and storage configurations.

AIMB-218L/J/D (Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J Series) has just been launched and AIMB-218Z (Intel Atom® x6000E Series) is scheduled to be available in second quarter of 2021. Samples are available now! Please contact Advantech or visit www.advantech.eu/ to find out more.

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AIMB-218 Key Features:

  • Intel Atom® x6000E, Intel® Pentium®, and Celeron® N and J Series processors
  • Dual channel DDR4-3200 260-pin SODIMM up to 32 GB with IBECC*
  • Supports 3x displays via HDMI1.4b, DisplayPort1.2, and LVDS (or eDP)
  • Intel® Gfx 11 supports DX12, OpenGL 4.5, HW decode/encode: H.265/HEVC
  • 1x PCIe x1, 2x M.2 (E/B key with SIM card holder), 8-bit GPIO, 3x USB 3.2 Gen. 2, 5x USB 2.0, 1x SATA III, and 6x COM ports
  • Onboard TPM2.0 and dual channel 6W and wide operating temperatures: 0 ~ 60 / -20 ~ 70 °C *
  • 64 bit OS support — Windows 10, Yocto, Ubuntu, Android 10, and Wind River VxWorks 7 — support for OpenVino and built in WISE-DeviceOn

*IBECC and extended temperature available for AIMB-218Z model only.