2.5GbE Fanless Elkhart Lake Embedded PC with TSN features


Vecow’s rugged “SPC-6000” system runs Linux or Win 10 an Elkhart Lake Atom x6425RE with as much as 32GB DDR4-3200, GbE and a pair of.5GbE with TSN, 4x USB, 4x COM, 3x M.2, twin 4K shows and an elective VHub AI SDK.

We’ve got seen a number of SBCs and compute modules based mostly on the brand new Elkhart Lake Atom x6000E, Intel’s 10nm fabricated follow-on to the 14nm Gemini Lake and Apollo Lake. Now Vecow has unveiled an embedded PC based mostly on one of many TSN- and TCC-enabled Elkhart Lake “RE” fashions.

SPC-6000 and Intel’s Elkhart Lake comparability chart
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The SPC-6000 is a fanless, compact (150.four x 106.2 x 66mm) design that’s barely bigger than Vecow’s Apollo Lake based mostly SPC-4010C. The SPC-6000 runs Linux or Win 10 on the Atom x6425RE, a quad-core, 1.9GHz SoC with a 12W TDP and 400MHz, 32EU graphics.

The RE fashions lack a Turbo mode however add help for Intel Time Coordinated Computing (Intel TCC) and Time-Delicate Networking (TSN). TCC and TSN synchronize information, communications, and executions throughout networks of IoT gadgets to enhance worst-case execution-time.

Like the opposite Elkhart Lake SoCs, the Atom x6425RE runs on 10nm SuperFin fabricated Tremont CPU cores and Intel Gen11 graphics with triple 4K and improved AI efficiency. Intel claims as much as 1.7x higher single-thread, 1.5x higher multi-thread, and 2x higher graphics efficiency in comparison with Gemini Lake.

Elkhart Lake integrates an Intel Programmable Providers Engine (Intel PSE) constructed round a Cortex-M7 with options together with distant out-of-band (OOB) and in-band (INB) gadget administration. Different Elkhart Lake highlights embrace help for extra RAM and a pair of.5GbE ports.

Vecow is selling the SPC-6000’s capabilities for AIoT functions together with sensible retail, manufacturing facility automation, visitors imaginative and prescient, and robotic management. The system is optimized to run its VHub AI Developer, a turnkey AI stack constructed round Intel’s OpenVINO. Introduced at Embedded World in February, VHub provides greater than 200+ pre-trained fashions in an SDK that helps AI frameworks like Caffe, TensorFlow, MXNet, and ONNX.

The SPC-6000 can load as much as 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 and is provided with Intel I210 pushed GbE and Intel GPY215 pushed 2.5GbE ports, with the latter enabled with TCC and TSN. Twin shows are enabled by way of as much as 3840 x 2160-pixel DDI-I and 4096 x 2160 DisplayPort, each at 60Hz. An audio jack is powered by a Realtek ALC892 codec.

SPC-6000, back and front

The system is additional outfitted with 2x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, and 4x RS-232/422/485 ports with ESD 8kV safety. The datasheet mentions 6x USB interfaces, suggesting there could also be two extra USB 2.Zero headers inside


For storage, you get a SATA III interface and an M.2 M-key 2280 slot with PCIe 3.Zero x2 help. There are additionally M.2 B-key 3042/3052 and M.2 E-key 2230 slots accompanied by an exterior nano-SIM card slot that helps as much as 5G modules.

The SPC-6000 has a 12VDC terminal block enter with energy and reset buttons and Software program ignition energy management. Different options embrace a watchdog, TPM 2.0, HW monitoring, 4x LEDs, wallmounting, and elective DIN-rail mounting.

The rugged, 1.four kg system has a -40 to 70°C working vary with 5% to 95% non-condensing humidity and 95% @85°C relative humidity tolerance. With an SSD, you get 50G shock resistance compliant with IEC 60068-2-27 and 5Grms vibration per IEC 60068-2-6. EMC certifications are additionally listed

Additional info

No pricing or availability info was supplied for the SPC-6000. Extra info could also be present in Vecow’s announcement and product web page

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