Advantech has introduced a tiny, fanless embedded motherboard based on 1.6 or 1.86GHz dual-core N2000 Series “Cedarview” Atom processors. Constructed in Advantech’s unique “MI/O-Ultra” version of the Pico-ITX form-factor, the MIO-2262 simplifies system integration by providing three internal headers for all I/O, expansion, and power connections.
Advantech’s MI/O-Ultra format lives in a netherworld between SBCs (single-board-computers) and COMs (computer-on-modules). That is, it can be used without a baseboard, like an SBC, or can be plugged into a carrier board, like a COM, depending on application requirements or system designer preferences. The board’s 100 x 72 mm Pico-ITX footprint matches that of a 2.5-inch hard drive.
Advantech MIO-2262 SBC front and back
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As seen above, the board’s back side contains a set of header and board-to-board connectors that can be utilized two ways: cabled to other system modules and external I/O connectors; or plugged component-style into an application baseboard as illustrated below.
Plugging the MIO-2262 into an application baseboard
In addition to its 1.86 or 1.6 GHz N2000-series Atom processor (codename Cedarview) and NM10 chipset, the MIO-2262 has an SODIMM socket for up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Its rich set of I/O interfaces includes dual display graphics-accelerated video output via VGA, LVDS, and either DisplayPort (standard) or HDMI (option) outputs, Gig-Ethernet networking, SATA storage interface, USB2.0, COMs, GPIOs, and more. There’s also a socket for on-board addition a full-sized mini-PCIe card.
The MIO-2262’s block diagram appears below.
MIO-2262 block diagram
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Key features and specs for the MIO-2262, as listed by Advantech, include:
- Processor — Intel dual-core Atom Cedarview N2600 (1.6GHz) or N2800 (1.86 GHz)
- Chipset — NM10
- Integrated graphics engine:
- Supports OpenGL 3.0 and DirectX 9
- H.264/VC1/WMV9/MPEG2 H/W decode/acceleration
- Onboard flash — unspecified
- RAM — up to 4GB DDR3 in SODIMM socket
- SATA II interface
- Supports dual-independent display (VGA+LVDS)
- LVDS (18/24-bit LVDS1), up to 1366 x 768
- VGA, up to 1920 x 1200
- HD audio — based on Realtek ALC892
- Gigabit Ethernet (Intel 82583V)
- Expansion socket for Mini-PCIe or mSATA cards
- Multi-I/O expansion (MIOe) module header — 3xUSB 2.0; 2x PCIe x1; LPC; HD audio; SMBus; DisplayPort (standard) or HDMI (option)
- Dual 64-pin expansion headers:
- VGA; 2x USB 2.0; Gig-Ethernet
- SMBus; I2C; 2x USB 2.0; 8x GPIOs; 2x RS232; HD audio I/O
- Power — 12V DC @ N2600 0.43A (N2600) or 0.51 A (N2800) typical
- Temperature — 0-60° C operation; -40 to +85° C storage
- Dimensions — 100 x 72 mm
MIO-2262 with plain and finned heatsinks topside
Operating system support for the MIO-2262 includes Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), Windows CE 7, and VxWorks RTOS. Additionally, the board is supported by Advantech’s “SUSIAccess” cloud-based service, described by the company as providing various remote real-time monitoring, control, maintenance, debug, and security functions.
For further information, visit Advantech’s website, here.