Advantech Launches EPC-U3233 Compact Computer with 8th Gen Intel Core-i Processors for Edge AIoT Applications
May 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech, a leading industrial solutions provider is proud to release the EPC-U3233 compact fanless embedded PC. Powered by an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i series processor, this PC facilitates data-intensive computing in IoT edge applications; and is CE (RED) and IEC EMC certified. EPC-U3233 provides diverse I/O ports and 3 x M.2 expansion slots to hasten the deployment of various multi-functional AIoT applications. Advantech’s compact solution ensures reliable, seamless communication in semi-industrial, high computing applications.
Compact Solution for Data-intensive Computing and Transmission
Advantech’s EPC-U3233 delivers a 50% increase in performance when compared to previous generation CPUs. EPC-U3233 supports multiple I/O — including 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 1 (10Gbps), 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x COM, 2 x HDMI, 2 x LAN, and 2 x GPIO ports — for diverse industrial applications. USB 3.2 Gen 2 provides twice the data transfer rates of USB Gen 1, and optimizes computing performance and data transmission. Moreover, the computer’s compact (185 x 120 x 65 mm/7.28 x 4.72 x 2.55 in) fanless form factor accommodates energy/space conscious industrial applications.
Protection Ensures Reliable Operation
Advantech’s EPC-U3233 is EMC industrial environment (IEC 61000-6-2, 6-4), and residential environment (IEC 61000-6-1, 6-3) certified, and provides ESD level 4 (Contact 8kV, air 15kV) protection. These standards guarantee resistance against electrostatic shock when used in sensitive industrial environments. In addition, EPC-U3233 supports 12 ~ 24 VDC power input and is ideal for factory automation applications.
High Flexibility and Scalability for Integration in AIoT applications
Advantech’s EPC-U3233 features 3 x M.2 expansion slots (1 x 2280 M-key for NVMe high speed storage, 1 x 2242/3042 B-key for LTE modules, 1 x 2230 E-key for Wi-Fi/BT or Movidius modules) that enable AI at the edge, support diverse wireless connectivity for data transmission, and accommodate high data rates in demanding data-intensive applications. This CE (RED) Wi-Fi and B/T certified PC meets CB/UL/BSMI/CCC safety standards, and leverages an optimized mechanical chassis that enables rapid 60-second peripheral integration.
AI-accelerated and Device Management Software Empowers AIoT
EPC-U3233 uses Advantech’s Edge AI Suite (based on OpenVINO toolkit) to facilitate comprehensive AI evaluation with pre-trained models. It can also function as an AI platform following a 1-click, 3-minute installation.
Advantech’s EPC-U3233 leverages pre-installed WISE-DeviceOn remote monitoring software to enable preemptive maintenance and security. The OTA BIOS system eases updates and provides a backup recovery mechanism that reduces servicing requirements. The embedded USB controls can discontinue power from the device to address common glitches. Likewise, the COM ports support RS-232/422/485 mode via BIOS configuration, which is KVM accessible through Intel vPro®.
EPC-U3233 Key Features
- 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i processor with fanless design
- Palm-sized, mechanical chassis design (180 x 116 x 66 mm/7.28 x 4.72 x 2.55 in) for rapid system integration
- Diverse system I/O: 4 x COM, 4 x USB, 2 x HDMI, 2 x GbE LAN, and 2 x 16-bit GPIO
- Up to 3 x M.2 slots: 1 x 2230 E-key, 1 x 2242/3042 B-Key, and 1 x 2280 M-key l Hardware-based data protection with TPM and RAID
- CE (RED) Wi-Fi and B/T certified
- EMC industrial environment (IEC 61000-6-2, 6-4), and residential environment (IEC 61000-6-1, 6-3) certified
- Win 10 IoT, and Linux Ubuntu OS compatible
About Embedded Core Service
Advantech Embedded Core Services offers design-in services. Their streamlined solutions broadly integrate embedded boards, peripheral modules, and software. This dedicated focus on embedded design-in services fulfills electronic engineering demands at the design-in phase, shortening the design and integration cycle and minimizing uncertainty and risk. https://www.advantech.com/EmbCore
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted and innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com)