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Compact Powerhouse for Industrial Automation – UP Squared i12 Edge

At the forefront of innovation, we proudly introduce the UP Squared i12 Edge, a Mini PC that redefines compactness and performance in industrial automation.

Boasting the power of 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, this diminutive device packs a punch, measuring just 130mm x 94mm x 68mm. Tailored for industrial applications like AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles) and IoT Gateway, the UP Squared i12 Edge stands as a testament to ETE’s commitment to cutting-edge technology.

Peripheral Interfaces and Connectivity

The UP Squared i12 Edge is engineered with industry-specific interfaces to meet the demands of modern automation.

Featuring two USB Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port supporting USB 3.2 Gen 2, connectivity is seamless. Dual-stacked RJ-45 ports with Realtek RTL8111H-CG gigabit ethernet ensure robust network connectivity, a crucial element in industrial automation settings.

Key Features

  • CNVi Support for Wireless Data Exchange
    A standout feature is the UP Squared i12 Edge’s support for CNVi via its M.2 2230 E-Key interface. This makes it an optimal choice for wireless data exchange in manufacturing environments, particularly with retrofitted factory equipment.
  • AI Capabilities and CPU Lineup
    The Mini PC supports AI modules through its M.2 2280 M-Key slot, enhancing the capabilities of its powerful CPU lineup, which includes up to i7 SKUs from the 12th Generation Intel® Core™ platform. This positions the UP Squared i12 Edge as an excellent candidate for AGV applications.
  • Flexibility and Storage Options
    With up to 128GB of onboard storage via an SSD and support for SATA at 6Gb/s, the UP Squared i12 Edge ensures flexibility in storage solutions. The M.2 2280 M-Key slot supports a four-lane PCIe Gen 4.0 module and NVMe, providing system integrators with increased flexibility.
  • Display Connectivity and Deployment Options
    For display connectivity, the UP Squared i12 Edge excels with an HDMI 1.4b/DP 1.2 stack connector and DP 1.4a via the USB Type-C port. This makes it an ideal choice for edge functionality, catering to solutions like smart parking management requiring Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). Deployment is further facilitated by the system’s choice of VESA or Wall Mounting configurations.

Emerging Trends in Embedded Computing

As technology continues to evolve, so do embedded computers. Here are some emerging trends to watch:

  1. Edge Computing Revolution:
    • Definition: The paradigm shift toward processing data closer to its source, known as edge computing, is reshaping the way information is handled.
    • Significance: This trend demands robust embedded systems capable of real-time data analysis, reducing latency and enhancing responsiveness.
    • Application Highlight: Explore our cutting-edge IoT Gateway Solutions here.
  2. AI Integration for Intelligent Solutions:
    • Definition: The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into embedded systems is becoming increasingly prevalent.
    • Impact: AI-enhanced embedded systems empower devices to analyze data, make intelligent decisions, and adapt autonomously to changing conditions.
    • Explore AI Computing Solutions: Dive into the future with our AI Computing Solutions here.
  3. Sustainability in Every Byte:
    • Definition: Green embedded solutions are gaining momentum in response to growing environmental concerns.
    • Focus: Energy-efficient hardware and optimized software are key players in reducing the carbon footprint of embedded systems.
    • Discover Sustainable Solutions: Embrace sustainability with our range of Industrial Single Board Computers and Computer-on-Modules here.

As we enter in a new era of possibilities, these trends are not merely glimpses into the future; they are the defining features of the next generation of embedded computing.

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