GENE-WHU6: Compact Board Built for Full-Sized Applications

April 9, 2020 Tiera Oliver

AAEON introduces the GENE-WHU6 subcompact board, powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors. With a compact size, the board offers full-sized functionality and is able to deliver the flexibility of a desktop system in a compact form factor.

The GENE-WHU6 is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Celeron processors (formerly Whiskey Lake). The GENE-WHU6 combines this processing power with up to 32GB of DDR4 SODIMM RAM for ideal computing performance.

The GENE-WHU6 provides 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 display ports, featuring HDMI 2.0, VGA, and LVDS. Users can also make use 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 and is 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.

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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