ANS, the Answer of Networking Megatrend

Published : 18 August 2020

As 5G is coming, everything is going to change and influence us from whole society to personal life. 5G will be the major wireless WAN option, and we believe that this transition will be a key driver for SD-WAN adoption. Due to 5G, IoT is more prosperous than before and brings out more use cases of PoE+ and Edge computing. Besides, with the birth of new technology WiFi-6 802.11ax, it will make wireless high-frequency transmission more efficient. Also, due to the characteristics of long-distance Internet of Things, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology has emerged. This technology includes features such as low power consumption, low cost, low speed and large coverage.

Based on these trends and new technology, new era of internet has 6 main features, high Computing, low Latency, IP Security, high bandwidth, more connectivity and PoE+ Support. To fulfill these requirements and trends, our new solution “ANS-2141P/42P” comes out!

Portwell, Inc., (www.portwell.com.tw) a world leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market today announced its new ANS-2141P/42P for SD-WAN appliance and ready for upcoming 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies. Below are some highlights of

  • Intel Apollo Lake x5-E3940(4C)/ E3930(2C) Processor
  • 2x GbE RJ45, 8x GbE RJ45 (with PoE+ support by SKU)
  • 1x RJ45 Console, 1x HDMI®, 2x USB3.0
  • 1x DDR3L 1866/1600/1333 MT/s ECC SO-DIMM up to 8GB
  • 1x eMMC 16GB(on-board), 1x TPM2.0 (on-board)
  • 1x Mini-PCIe(PCIe/ USB2.0), 1x M.2 Key-B Slot(PCIe/USB3.0), 1x SATA III, 2x micro SIM
  • Compact design 2 in 1U rackmount

In addition to hardware, we also provide software support for ANS-2141P/42P to elevate user experience. Basically, they are mainly in 3 parts, DPDK, Open vSwitch and PoE+ API. We provide a sample code for SW switch. Though DPDK includes many other functions, we’ll firstly support switch development only due to our focus in SD-WAN market. With POE+ API, it would be much easier for user to manage, monitor and understand the status of each device.

Portwell has dedicated in IPC for more than 25 years, we have abundant experience and knowledge in communication industry and good reputation on the market. If you are looking for a chance to catch the trend for 5G new era, don’t hesitate to contact us and refer to more information by our website.


Portwell, Inc., an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, designs and manufactures a full range of IPC products (SBC, backplane, redundant power supply, rack mount and node chassis), embedded architecture solutions and communications appliances. We provide complete R&D and project management services to decrease customers’ time to market and reduce project risk and cost. Portwell is also an ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company that deploys quality assurance through product design, verification and manufacturing cycles.

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