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Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, expands modularly

May 1, 2015 — by Eric Brown — 925 views

Advantech has launched a Pico-ITX SBC that runs Linux on an Atom E3825 or Celeron J1900, and offers modular expansion and optional -40 to 85°C operation.

Like Advantech’s MIO-2262, which offered the old Atom N2000 “Cedarview” processors, the new MIO-2263 uses the company’s MI/O-Ultra modular expansion format, which it also refers to as MIOe. The MIOe expansion interface expands upon the coastline and onboard interfaces with additional I/O including PCIe and DisplayPort.

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The MIO-2263 gives you a choice of a 1.33GHz, dual-core Intel Atom E3825 with a VGA port and commercial, extended, or industrial temperature ranges, as well as a quad-core, 2.0GHz Celeron J1900 of the same “Bay Trail” generation in a commercial temperature range with a choice of VGA or HDMI ports. The boards support Ubuntu and SUSI Linux, as well as VxWorks and various Windows flavors. It’s designed for a wide range of embedded applications from digital signage with secure delivery to industrial control systems.

You can load up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM on the MIO-2263, which also features a SATA interface as well as an mSATA interface the available via the mini-PCIe slot. In addition to the VGA port and optional HDMI 1.4a port, the board provides a 24-bit LVDS interface, and supports dual displays.

MIO-2263 coastline ports

The MIO-2263 is equipped with a gigabit Ethernet port, as well as coastline USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports and two more internal USB 2.0 interfaces. In addition to the aforementioned MIOe expansion slot, you get RS-232 and RS-232/422/485 interfaces, audio I/O, and GPIO.

Advantech’s MI/O (aka MIOe) modular expansion approach
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Advantech touts the board for its compliance with the IEC standard for Electro Static Discharge (ESD) protection for the COM port transceiver, as well as the 100 percent solid capacitors and other reliability features. The board also ships with Advantech’s SUSIAccess remote management software.

MIO-2263 detail view (left) and block diagram
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Specifications listed for the MIO-2263 include:
  • Processor — Intel Atom E3825 (2x Bay Trail cores @ 1.33GHz, 1MB cache, 6W TDP) or Intel Celeron J1900 (4x Bay Trail cores @ 2GHz, or 2.42GHz Turbo, 2MB cache, 10W TDP); Intel Gen 7 Graphics with DirectX 11.1, OGL 3.0, and OVG1.1
  • Memory — up to 8GB DDR3L-1066/1333 RAM via 204-pin SODIMM
  • Storage — SATA (3Gbps); mSATA (via mini-PCIe)
  • Display:
    • Single-channel 24-bit LVDS at up to 1440 x 900 pixels
    • VGA port at up to 2560 x 1600 (can be swapped out for HDMI on Celeron model)
    • Dual display support
  • Networking — Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Other I/O:
    • USB 3.0 port
    • 3x USB 2.0 ports (2x internal)
    • RS-232
    • RS-232/422/485 with auto flow control
    • HD line-out, line-in audio interfaces
    • 8-bit GPIO
  • Expansion:
    • Mini-PCIe slot (half size) with mSATA
    • MIOe expansion — 2x USB 2.0, 2x PCIe x1, DisplayPort/HDMI, line-out, LPC, SMBus, +5/+12 power, reset
    • SMBus
  • Other features — watchdog; hardware monitoring; SUSIAccess monitoring; supports Intel AES-NI and Intel Virtualization Technology; long-life support through 2020
  • Power:
    • +12V DC-in +/-10% (supports DC power hot plug)
    • [email protected] peripheral power output; [email protected] for MIOe module
    • Typical consumption — 7.08W with E3825, 10.59W with J1900
    • Lithium 3V/210mAh battery
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60°C with airflow; optional -20 to 80°C or -40 to 85°C with E3825 only; optional heatspreader
  • Dimensions — 100 x 72mm; Pico-ITX
  • Operating system — Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 or SUSI 4.0); WES 7/8, WEC7; VxWorks 6.9

Further information

The MIO-2263 appears to be shipping now at an unstated price. More information may be found at Advantech’s MIO-2263 product page.

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