UP is on the edge with Xtreme Lite
AAEON, a developer of edge computing solutions, has introduced the UP Xtreme Lite. This brings the powerful 8th Generation Intel Core processors on a platform that is claimed to be even easier for developers on a budget.
The UP Xtreme Lite is designed to provide developers with a platform that is flexible, powerful, and good value while not sacrificing performance. Powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors (formerly Whiskey Lake), the UP Xtreme Lite provides scalable performance with support for up to 16 GB SO-DIMM memory and SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) available with SATA port and M.2 2280 slot. Expandability for the UP Xtreme Lite includes M.2 2230 E-Key slot, M.2 2280 M/B-Key supporting two PCIe [x1] lanes and M.2 3042/3052 B-Key.
UP Xtreme Lite is designed to be quickly adaptable to any edge computing application. It can easily connect to a range of devices thanks to four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, two COM ports, 40-pin HAT header and more on-board connectors. With support for Wi-Fi expansion, SIM card modules and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, the UP Xtreme Lite is a great choice as an IoT or edge network gateway. The UP Xtreme Lite is also the first product in AAEON’s line up to offer support for 5G modules, along with supporting 4G/LTE communication.
Thanks to its expandability and scalable design, the UP Xtreme Lite supports AAEON and UP Board’s AI Core X and AI Core XM modules powered by the Intel Movidius Myriad X. The UP Xtreme Lite also provides forward looking design, built ready for the next generation of Intel VPUs, the 3rd Generation Movidius VPU (formerly Keem Bay). Developers will be able to unlock AI Edge computing applications thanks to compatibility with Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit as well as popular AI frameworks such as TensorFlow.
“With Intel’s 8th Generation Core processors and scalable design, the UP Xtreme Lite offers great performance and value for developers who require greater performance for their applications,” says Jonah Chiu, product manager with AAEON’s UP Division. “With great expandability and support for AI applications, UP Xtreme Lite helps to bridge the gap to more powerful solutions for developers on a budget.”
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