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AAEON’s UP Xtreme 7100 Targets Robotics and Industrial Solutions

Jan 15, 2024 — by Giorgio Mendoza 299 views

The UP Xtreme 7100, AAEON’s newest addition to its range of developer boards, is engineered with a specific focus on applications in Autonomous Mobile Robots, Automated Guided Vehicles, and broader industrial automation. This device features a fanless design and is equipped with up to 16GB of RAM. It also includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, catering to the high-speed connectivity demands inherent in these applications.

According to AAEON’s press release, the new UP XTREME 7100 can be ordered with the following two processors from the Intel N-series:

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UP XTREME 7100 block diagram
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The board offers a mix of onboard and SSD-based storage solutions, with up to 64GB of eMMC and 6Gb/s SATA support. It includes an M.2 2280 M-Key for additional storage and is compatible with the Hailo-8 M.2 2280 AI module for enhanced inferencing capabilities. Additional expansion is possible through its M.2 2230 E-Key and M.2 3052 B-Key slots, catering to Wi-Fi and 5G connectivity.


UP XTREME 7100 interfaces
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Understanding the need for high-speed data transfer, the UP Xtreme 7100 features two RJ-45 ports (Intel I226-IT 2.5GbE), four USB Type-A ports, and a USB Type-C port supporting DP 1.4a. There’s also an eDP 1.3 connector for display output, ensuring smooth and fast data and video transmission.


AAEON’s UP XTREME 7100
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The UP Xtreme 7100 boasts an extensive range of communication interfaces, crucial for robotic applications. For example, it includes terminal blocks for serial communication, a 30-pin board-to-board connector, and options for digital I/O, GPIO, and isolated RS-232/422/485 functions. Additionally, it supports CAN 2.0B and includes a DIP switch and LED indicators for smooth integration in CANBus networks.

Specifications listed for the UP Xtreme 7100 include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Up to 16GB LPDDR5
    • Up to 64GB onboard eMMC
    • 1x SATA 6Gb/s
    • 1x M.2 2280 M-Key
  • Display:
    • 1x GDI connector
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x 2.5GbE
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 3052 B-Key w/ Nano SIM slot
    • 1x M.2 2230 E-Key
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • 1x RS-232/422/485
    • 30-pin board-to-board connector
    • 6-pin GPIO
    • 8-in/8-out Digital I/O
    • 1x UART
  • USB:
    • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Other Features:
    • Onboard TPM 2.0
    • RTC
  • Operating Temperature:
    • 0℃ to 60℃ (w/ heatsink)
  • Power:
    • 9-36V DC 
    • 52W~55W
  • Mechanical:
    • 120.35mm x 122.5mm
    • 0.5kg

Further information

The variant equipped with the i3-N305 processor is priced at $648.00, while the model featuring the N97 processor is available for $445.00. These devices can be purchased through the AAEON online shop.

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