Gigabyte is upgrading its range of EL-20 series IoT Gateway solutions. These devices will become more powerful in both compute and graphics tasks thanks to Gigabyte phasing in new Intel Braswell D 14nm (Airmont) processor designs.
Intel's Pentium N3710 and Celeron N3060 processors offer higher performance than their predecessors in both compute tasks and graphics, says Gigabyte. Importantly for such devices, the performance perks delivered don't have any impact on the thermal and power envelopes of the processors.
All the Gigabyte EL-20 series of IoT Gateway Solutions offer the following minimum features:
- 2x SO-DIMM slots, up to 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L memory
- Dual GbE LAN ports
- Dual band Intel Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth 4.0 module
- 1x Full-size Mini-PCIe for 3G module or mSATA storage and 1xSD-Card
- 2x HDMI and 1x eDP on-board
- 4x USB 3.0 ports
- Total size of only 141 x 108 x 27mm
- Supports Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 and Android 5.1
There's a trio of new models that provide variations on the above specs. Firstly the EL-20-3700-32GB, which comes with an Intel Pentium N3710 (4 cores, 4 threads, 1.6 - 2.56 GHz) installed, is equipped with 32GB of onboard eMMC memory. It works within an SDP of just 4 watts.
Secondly the EL-20-3050-32GB, comes with an Intel Celeron N3060 (2 cores, 2 threads, 1.6 - 2.48 GHz) installed plus, again, 32GB of onboard eMMC memory. Lastly the EL-20-3050-8GB is also powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 and comes with 8GB onboard eMMC memory.
Whichever model you choose, Gigabyte says that its high durability motherboard, based on the Ultra-compact Form Factor, installed in a fanless, industrial grade aluminium case will provide good service. These systems are said to be ideal for both highly flexible IoT Gateways or digital signage solutions.