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Advantech Releases the I/O Intensive Mini-ITX - AIMB-208 with High Scalability and Reliability

01/09/2023
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Taipei, Taiwan, August 2023 - Advantech, a leading provider of embedded IoT computing solutions, is proud to unveil the AIMB-208, a Mini-ITX balance of performance and functionality. Engineered to handle high volumes of data input and output, the AIMB-208 incorporates multiple I/O ports, including 6 COM and 10 USB, ensuring seamless transmission between various devices, sensors, and systems. This module offers 9x enhanced computational performance from 6th Gen to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors (max. 24 Core) to bring excellent processing efficiency. In sum, the AIMB-208 was specifically designed for applications such as factory automation, in-vitro diagnostics, and self-service kiosks, which usually require excellent scalability to connect various equipment for fast deployment and production.

Extensive I/O provides superior configuration flexibility for smart automation

The AIMB-208 is equipped with 6 COM ports and 10 USB ports to satisfy diverse demands in intelligent factories. The COM ports enable communication with legacy devices and provide long-distance data transmission, which is typically required at large-scale industrial automation sites. On the other hand, the plentiful USB ports facilitate real-time data transfer and ensure immediate multitasking responsiveness. These comprehensive I/O interfaces not only enhance inter-device connectivity but also maximize port utilization for efficient and versatile automation applications.

Empowering data visualization and image analysis for machine vision

The AIMB-208 delivers impressive integrated graphics performance (iGPU), reducing the need for an additional external graphics card. This allows PCIe slots to be available to support more LAN ports via adapter cards, meeting the installation needs of a wide range of devices, especially in machine vision applications. Featuring native GPU performance and a PCIe Gen4 x16 slot, the AIMB-208 enables expansion via multiple LAN ports and ultra-high-speed USB ports. Clients and developers can benefit from efficient processing of massive data generated synchronously from high-speed and high-resolution cameras at the edge. By integrating these capabilities, the AIMB-208 enhances inference accuracy and quality, providing clients with increased productivity while being free from system upgrade compatibility issues.

Embedded OS support to accelerate end product deployment and reduce operating expenses by remote management 

The AIMB-208 comes equipped with DeviceOn, a pivotal software feature that empowers customers with the ability to remotely monitor and manage thousands of devices in real time. This not only facilitates the identification of potential issues but also allows for their prompt resolution, ensuring minimized downtime to reduce manpower costs, offering cost-effective 24/7 operation management. Along with this, Advantech also provides custom BIOS, OS, Windows, and Ubuntu to hasten customers' development process while guaranteeing their systems are updated with the latest firmware and security patches, bringing optimized system efficiency and security. Currently, the AIMB-208 offers the latest computing platform, abundant I/O, and management software, to bring the most economical performance and productivity to automation and industrial control.

Highlighted Features: 

  • 12th/13th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors, max. 24Core, support H610E chipset  
  • 64GB DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM 
  • Triple independent displays with 2 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 LVDS
  • Plentiful expansion support: M.2 M-Key for NVMe, M.2 E-Key for Wi-Fi connectivity, PCIe x16 Gen4, 4 x USB 3.2, 6 x USB 2.0, and 2 x SATA 
  • Embedded OS: Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu, and DeviceOn

The Advantech AIMB-208 will be available for order at the end of August 2023. For more information about the AIMB-208 or other Advantech products and/or services please visit our website or call a regional service provider.