Portwell Launches First Full-Size PICMG 1.3 Single Board Computer Featuring Latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
ROBO-8116G2AR with Intel R680E/Q670E Chipset Provides Enhanced CPU and Graphic Performance and Flexible I/O Expansion Capability
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – May 5, 2022 – Portwell, Inc., (www.portwell.com.tw) a world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and a Titanium Partner of the Intel Partner Alliance, has launched its new ROBO-8116G2AR. According to Brian Lai, Portwell’s product manager, ROBO-8116G2AR is aimed at customers who are seeking an embedded desktop system with high computing power and flexible expansion capabilities. Lai recommends the new ROBO-8116G2AR as the ideal choice for balanced or performance-demanding applications in industrial automation and intelligent control systems, medical/healthcare imaging systems, automated test equipment, semiconductor equipment, display wall/digital signage, digital security surveillance, broadcasting systems, transportation and storage.
More Energy Efficiency, Optimized Power Consumption and Performance
ROBO-8116G2AR is Portwell’s PICMG 1.3 full-size Single Host Board (SHB) computer featuring the latest 12th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9 /Pentium/Celeron up to 16 cores / 30 MB smart Cache and 5 GHz (35-65W) in LGA 1700 socket with Intel R680E or Q670E chipset. The new SHB supports Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization, Thermal Monitoring, Trusted Execution (TXT) and SpeedStep® Technology (depends on processor SKU); delivers up to 64GB dual-channel ECC/non-ECC DDR5 4800 SDRAM on two SO-DIMM sockets; flexible PCI Express Gen 5 (up to 32 GT/s) from CPU—1x PCIe x16 or 2x PCIe x8 by jumper setting—from Chipset—1x PCIe x4 or 4x PCIe x1 by different BIOS, and PCI expansion—4 x PCI devices at 32-bit, 33 MHz and one special B2B connector support 3x PCIe x4 (1x PCIe Gen 4 , 2x PCIe Gen3); one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps by Type C), total 4x USB 3.2 ports (2x USB3.2_10Gbps on bracket, 2x USB3.1_5Gbps on board), 4x USB 2.0, 4x SATA 3.0 (dual ports via backplane), 1x M.2 Type M 2280 for SSD and software RAID 0,1, 5,10; dual 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2x RS-232, 2x RS-232/422/485 selectable by BIOS adjustment; Intel UHD Graphics 770 driven by Intel Xe Architecture that provides significant 3D multimedia performance and supports DirectX 12 and Open GL 4.5; supports multiple independent displays such as HDMI (4K resolution), DVI-D (up to 1920×1200) and HDMI (up to 4096×2160); ATX power input; supports onboard TPM 2.0 for application security.
The Latest SBC for New Application or Legacy Architecture
“The newly designed ROBO-8116G2AR features the latest 12th Generation Intel Core I processors,” says Lai. “This means it is the first Intel Core processor to feature performance hybrid architecture1, Intel’s largest leap in Intel Core Processor architecture and performance in years. This revolutionary chip design integrates up to eight Performance-cores, or P-cores, that enhance IoT workload consolidation, and up to eight Efficient-cores, or E-cores, that enhance background task management and multitasking. Its 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors drive up to 1.36x times faster in single-thread Performance 3 and up to 1.35x times faster in multi-thread Performance 3 vs. 10th Gen Intel Core Processors.”
“In a nutshell,” says Lai,” the new ROBO-8116G2AR offers energy efficiency, and optimized balance of computing power, accelerated graphic processing and power consumption for new application needs or a quick upgrade for the legacy application installed with the old SHB. What’s more,” he adds, “it also provides high flexibility for I/O expansion with wide selections of backplanes, supports multiple peripheral control and wireless connectivity for remote applications. Not only that,” Lai continues, “our customers also benefit from the peace of mind they get from the long lifespan support of 10+ years inherent with this product.”