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Advantech Launches AIMB-218 Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Atom® Processor for AIoT Edge Devices

10/29/2020
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Taipei, Taiwan, October 2020 — Advantech, a global leader in embedded 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, yielding a 50% improvement in CPU performance, and doubling its graphics processing capabilities. AIMB-218 is designed for industrial edge computing applications which require high-resolution graphics and reduced energy consumption — including applications in smart kiosks, digital signage, industrial controls, and medical devices. Additionally, its wide operating temperature (-20 ~ 70 °C /-4 ~ 158 °F) is adaptable to semi-outdoor industrial environments.

Intel® UHD Graphics and UFS 2.0 Deliver 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. This solution supports innovative onboard UFS 2.0 with 32 ~ 256GB storage to increase transfer rates to 1200 MB/s — twice as fast as SATA III. 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.

Flexible High-Performance in a Compact Design

AIMB-218’s practical small form-factor design (height of 21 mm/.82 in) features diverse I/O, including dual GbE LAN ports, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2, 5x USB 2.0, and 1x SATA III. Moreover, AIMB-218 supports 6x high-speed capable (1Mbps) COM (COM 1 supports 5V/12V, COM2 supports RS-232/422/485 auto-flow control) to improve data synchronization precision over the network and reduce latency during device communication.

Advantech’s AIMB-218 offers 1x PCIe Gen. 3 to improve AI capabilities. Its 1x M.2 (E key) for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, and 1x M.2 (B Key) with SIM card holder for LTE and SATA modules support efficient scalable networks and storage configurations. All of the expansions are placed on the top of the device for easy flexible modular expansion.



AIMB-218L/J/D (Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J Series) and AIMB-218Z (Intel Atom® x6000E Series) will be available in the first quarter of 2021. Samples are now available! Please contact Advantech or visit https://www.advantech.com/ to find out more.

AIMB-218 Key Features:

  • Intel® Pentium/Celeron/Atom® CPU
  • 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, optional 32 ~ 256G UFS, 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 (32 ~ 140 / -4 ~ 158 °F)*
  • 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.

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