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Atom-powered SBC does rich multimedia, offers 3G

May 10, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 2,744 views

Aaeon announced a Linux-friendly ‘EPIC’ form-factor SBC (single-board computer) based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 processor, which is bottom-mounted for efficient heat transfer. The EPC-CV1 supports up to 2GB RAM, offers dual-display HD video output, provides gig-Ethernet, USB, serial, and SATA ports, and accommodates a 3G cellular module and SIM.

Aaeon expects the EPC-CV1 to be used in a variety of point-of-sale, point-of-information, and point-of-care applications requiring high-resolution graphics and high-speed wired or wireless connectivity. The board conforms to the PC/104 Consortium’s 4.5 x 6.5-inch EPIC footprint, and occupies about one inch of vertical space when fitted with its bottom-side reference heatsink.

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The EPC-CV1’s AMD HD7410M video controller supports 1080p HDMI, VGA, and 24-bit dual-channel LVDS outputs, and provides Open GL graphics software standards. It also integrates an HD audio interface.


EPC-CV1 connector locations
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Specifications of the EPC-CV1 EPIC SBC, as listed by Aaeon, include:

  • Processor — dual-core Intel Atom Cedarview N2600, clocked at 1.6GHz (3.5W TDP)
  • Chipset — Intel NM10
  • RAM — 1x DDR3 SODIMM up to 2GB
  • Flash — AMI BIOS in flash
  • GPU — AMD HD7410M, with dedicated 512MB RAM:
    • VGA, up to 1920×1200 @60Hz
    • HDMI, up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
    • LVDS, up to 2048 x 1536 @60Hz; 24-bit dual-channel
  • Storage — 2x SATA, up to 3.0 gigabits/sec
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Realtek 8111F) with RJ-45 connectors
  • 6x USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel)
  • 3x RS-232; 1x RS-232/485 with 5V/12V support
  • Audio — analog audio in/out; SPDIF
  • 8-bit DIO (4 in, 4 out)
  • Other — PS/2 port; TPM; WDT,
  • Mini-PCIe expansion — 1x full size socket; 1x half-size socket
  • Power — 13.8W using Intel Atom N2600
  • Dimensions — 4.5 x 6.5 inches (115 x 165mm); “EPIC” form-factor
  • Operating temperature — -10 to +55° C
  • Operating system support — Ubuntu and Fedora Linux; Windows XP and Windows 7

Further details are available at Aaeon’s website. Pricing was not disclosed.

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One response to “Atom-powered SBC does rich multimedia, offers 3G”

  1. Derek Dickerson says:

    The Atom Needs to die…
    Can everyone agree to switch to arm cortex at this point this is getting as bad as codecs.

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