Portwell Launches New Compact, Fanless and Rugged Embedded Computer Systems

June 9, 2020 Tiera Oliver

American Portwell Technology announced the LYNX-6000 Series, a new generation of industrial IoT gateway solutions; palm-sized, fan-less PCs based on Intel Celeron N3350 CPU (formerly Apollo Lake platform) and certified by Microsoft Azure IoT that provides a scalable infrastructure for data, virtual machines, server, and front-end applications.

Through modular design, LYNX-6000 Series features a combination of modern and legacy I/O connectivity, plus an additional proprietary expansion slot allows LYNX-6000 Series to enable I/O connectivity and offers ideal system functionality via various add-on I/O options.

Features of the LYNX-6110 basic model include:

  • Intel Celeron N3350 processor (Apollo Lake platform);
  • Onboard 4GB LPDDR4 DRAM (up to 8GB);
  • Onboard 32GB eMMC 5.0 (up to 256GB);
  • Operation at <10W for energy efficiency;
  • 2x GbE LAN, 2x USB 3.0, 1x DP with resolution up to 4K;
  • 1x M.2 Key E 2230 for wireless module;
  • Wide power input ranges from 12-30 VDC;
  • Ruggedized, fan-less, and advanced thermal design;
  • DIN-rail and wall mount options;
  • Certified with heavy industry EMC and EMI class B;
  • Optional wide operating temperature support and customized appearance service.

LYNX-612E with legacy industrial control interfaces is designed as a software-defined gateway for a variety of industrial automation environments. In addition to common features, it includes 1x Full-size Mini-PCIe, 1x M.2 key B 2242 for expansion (such as storage, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), 1x RS-232, and 1x RS-232/422/485 (BIOS configurable).

LYNX-612G is designed for the compact IoT gateway that requires I/O ports for expansion or connectivity. In addition to the common features, it includes 1x Mini-PCIe and 1x M.2 key B 2242 for expansion (such as storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LoRa, or LTE modules), 2x RS-232 and 4x USB 2.0.

With modularized I/O options, LYNX-6000 Series can function with a variety of different applications. The compact system is equipped with interfaces for data acquisition and server connection. Various communication ports help connectivity for machines-to-machines; wireless function is also available for remote controllability and manageability.

Portwell's LYNX-6000 Series measures at 100 x 53.5 x 92 mm, a small palm-size form factor that is ideal for fitting into limited spaces.

For more information, visit: https://portwell.com/index.html

About the Author

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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