3.5″ SubCompact Board with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC

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The GENE-WHU6 is built to provide performance beyond its size, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 and Celeron® processors (formerly Whiskey Lake) with greater processor performance than the previous generation. The GENE-WHU6 combines this processing power with up to 64GB of DDR4 SODIMM RAM for even greater computing performance.

Designed for full-sized functionality, the GENE-WHU6 provides a rich compliment of I/O features, including four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to two COM ports supporting RS-232/422/485. The GENE-WHU6 also offers flexibility with display ports, featuring HDMI 2.0, VGA and LVDS. Users can also make use of the expandability of the GENE-WHU6 with a full-sized mPCIe slot, and two M.2 slots (one 2280 B Key and one 2230 E Key). The GENE-WHU6 supports AI accelerator modules, such as AAEON’s Kneron® KL520 NPU modules or the AI Core X family featuring Intel® Movidius® Myriad™ X.

The GENE-WHU6 is built to power embedded applications wherever it’s deployed. Designed for tough conditions, the GENE-WHU6 features wide voltage input (9-36V) as well as a wide operating temperature range (0°C to 60°C). Combined with its compact 3.5” form factor, the GENE-WHU6 can be deployed just about anywhere to power applications such as Smart Manufacturing and Intelligent Safety and Security.

With the GENE-WHU6, AAEON continues to offer their industry leading manufacturer support and OEM/ODM services. With these services, AAEON can provide customers with custom configurations and end-to-end project support.

The GENE-WHU6 allows users the ability to deploy a compact solution that retains the functionality of larger machines. With greater flexibility and functionality than what other form factors support, the GENE-WHU6 delivers the power your embedded project requires.


  • Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron Processor SoC
  • Non-ECC DDR4 SODIMM Slot x 2, up to 64GB
  • LVDS/eDP x 1 (Default: LVDS), VGA x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1
  • GbE x 2, SATA III x 1, DIO x 8bit
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 (Up to Gen 2), RS-232/422/485 x 2
  • Full size mSATA/mPCIe Slot x 1 (With Nano-SIM)
  • M.2 2280 B key x 1, M.2 2230 E key x 1
  • Wide DC Input 9-36V (Optional: 12V Only)

Specifications [GENE-WHU6]

Form Factor 3.5″ SubCompact Board
CPU Intel® 8th Generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron SoC
i7-8665UE (4C, 1.7GHz, up to 4.4GHz)
i5-8365UE (4C, 1.6GHz, up to 4.1GHz)
i3-8145UE (2C, 2.2GHz, up to 3.9GHz)
4305UE (2C, 2GHz)
CPU Frequency Up to 4.4GHz
Chipset 8th Generation Intel® Processor SoC
Memory Type 2400 MHz Dual Channel DDR4 (Non-ECC) SODIMM x 2
Max. Memory Capacity Up to 64GB
Wake on LAN Yes
Watchdog Timer 255 Levels
Power Requirement +9-36V (Optional: +12V)
Power Supply Type AT/ATX
Power Consumption (Typical) Intel® i7-8665UE, DDR4 2400 MHz 16GB, 2.8A@ +12V
Dimension (L x W) 5.75″ x 4″ (146mm x 101.7mm)
Operating Temperature 32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F ~ 176°F (-40°C ~ 81°C)
Operating Humidity 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
MTBF (hours) 354,194
Certification CE/FCC
VGA/LCD Controller Intel® 8th Generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron SoC
Video Output LVDS/eDP x 1 (Default: LVDS), VGA x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1
Backlight inverter supply Yes
Ethernet Intel® i210/i211 & i219, 10/100/1000Base, RJ 45 x2
Audio High Definition Audio Interface
USB Port USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4/2.0 x 2 (Up to Gen2)
Serial Port RS-232/422/485 x 2
Parallel Port
HDD Interface SATA 3.0 x 1
+5V SATA power connector x 1
FDD Interface
SSD Full size mSATA/mPCIe x 1 with NANO-SIM (mSATA as default, select by BIOS)
M.2 2280 B key (PCI-e as default, SATA select by BIOS)
Expansion Slot M.2 2230 E key x 1 (For WIFI/BT, PCIe/USB signal only)
DIO 8 Bit
Touch x 1

Ordering Information [GENE-WHU6]

Part Number GENE-WHU6-A10-0001 GENE-WHU6-A10-0002 GENE-WHU6-A10-0003
cpu i3-8145UE i5-8365UE i7-8665UE
fan/fanless Fanless Fanless Fanless
lvds 18/24-bit, 2CH 18/24-bit, 2CH 18/24-bit, 2CH
storage SATA x 1
mSATA (Full size)x 1
SATA x 1
mSATA (Full size)x 1
SATA x 1
mSATA (Full size)x 1
lan GbE x 2 GbE x 2 GbE x 2
usb USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 4
rs-232/422/485 2 2 2
expansion slot M.2 2280 B Key x1
M.2 2230 E Key x1
M.2 2280 B Key x1
M.2 2230 E Key x1
M.2 2280 B Key x1
M.2 2230 E Key x1
power 9 ~ 36V 9 ~ 36V 9 ~ 36V
power temp 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C
others DIO x 8, nano SIM,
Touch Controller
DIO x 8, nano SIM,
Touch Controller
DIO x 8, nano SIM,
Touch Controller

Packing List

  • GENE-WHU6 with Heatspreader

Optional Accessories

Part Number Description QTY
1702150155 (TF)Power Cable.15P SATA(F).2P 2.0mm Housing(PH).15cm 1
1709070500 (TF)SATA CABLE.7P Pitch 1.27mm.50cm 1
1702002010 (TF)Power CABLE.1*2P Pitch=5.0mm Housing.10cm.for PFM-945C.(12V only) 1
1709100254 (TF)PHONE JACK Cable.3P AUDIO JACK.1*10P 1.25mm HOUSING(F).25cm 1
170220020B (TF)Power Cable.20P ATX(M).4P 5.08mm Housing(F).+3P 2.5mm Housing (XH).20cm 1
1701090150 (TF)Flat Cable.D-Sub 9(M).9P Housing.9P 1.25mm pitch Housing.15cm 2
1700050207 (TF)USB CABLE.1*5P Pitch=1.25mm Housinh.20cm.for PFM-945C 2
GENE-WHU6-FAN01 CPU Cooler.146×78.6×23.5mm.3P.3600RPM.for GENE-WHU6 1
GENE-WHU6-HSK01 Heatsink.146*101.6*32.5mm.Silver. for GENE-WHU6(for i3 & Celeron) 1
GENE-WHU6-HSK02 Heat Sink.72*28*10mm.GENE-WHU6.SODIMM DDR4 1


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