TAIPEI, TAIWAN – September 24, 2020 – Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, has launched its new ROBO-8114VG2AR. According to Brian Lai, Portwell’s product manager, ROBO-8114VG2AR is aimed at customers who are seeking an embedded desktop system with high computing power and flexible expansion capabilities. Lai recommends the new ROBO-8114VG2AR as the ideal choice for balanced or performance-demanding applications in industrial automation and control systems, medical/healthcare imaging systems, automated test equipment, digital signage, digital security surveillance, broadcasting systems, transportation and storage.
Energy Efficiency, Optimized Power Consumption and Performance
ROBO-8114VG2AR is Portwell’s PICMG 1.3 full-size Single Host Board (SHB) computer featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® E family processors up to 3.6 GHz (35-95W) (Coffee Lake refresh platform) in LGA 1151 socket with Intel® C246 chipset or Intel® 8th/9th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 /Pentium/Celeron with Q370 chipset. The new SHB supports for Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization, Thermal Monitoring, Trusted Execution (TXT) and Speed Step® Technology (depends on processor SKU); delivers up to 128GB dual-channel ECC/non-ECC DDR4 2133 SO-DIMM on four sockets; flexible PCI Express Gen 3 (up to 8.0 GT/s) from CPU—1x PCIe x16 or 2 x PCIe x8 or 1 x PCIe x8 and 2 x PCIe x4 adjusted by jumper setting—from Chipset—1 x PCIe x4 or 4 x PCIe x1 by different BIOS, and PCI expansion—4 x PCI devices at 32-bit, 33 MHz; 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, 5 x SATA 3.0 (dual ports via backplane), 1 x M.2 Type M 2280 for SSD and software RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2 x RS-232, 2 x RS-232/422/485 selectable by BIOS adjustment; Intel Gen 9 graphic engine that provides significant 3D multimedia performance and supports DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.0 and Open GL 4.5; supports multiple independent displays such as HDMI (4K resolution), DVI-D (up to 1920×1200) and VGA (up to 1920×1200), by using DVI-I to DVI-D and VGA Y splitter, user can connect with DVI-D and VGA monitor simultaneously (available in both clone and extended modes); ATX power input; supports onboard TPM2.0 for application security.
The latest SBC for new application or legacy architecture
“In a nutshell,“ says Lai, “the new ROBO-8114VG2AR 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 expansion with the 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 life cycle support of 10+ years inherent with this product.“