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Whiskey Lake Pico-ITX Board Supports Extended Temps

Written by Eric Brown

Axiomtek’s “PICO52R” Pico-ITX SBC delivers an Intel 8th Gen UE-series CPU, triple display support, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, SATA, M.2, and -20 to 60°C support.

The Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE powered PICO52R can be considered an update to Axiomtek’s 7th Gen Kaby Lake-U based PICO51R. The 100 x 72mm SBC joins two other Whiskey Lake Pico-ITXers — Commell’s LP-178 and Aaeon’s PICO-WHU4 — and it’s the only one with extended -20 to 60°C support.

PICO52R
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Earlier this year, Axiomtek launched a CEM521 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with the 15W, up to quad-core Whiskey Lake processors. Although no OS is listed here, we are confident that like the CEM521 the PICO-52R supports Linux and Windows.

Unlike the rival Commell and Aaeon boards, the PICO52R offers an option for 64GB eMMC. However, it lacks the PICO-WHU4’s mini-PCIe slot with mSATA support. Instead of the pair of HDMI ports on the PICO-WHU4, the PICO-52R follows the LP-178’s lead in offering HDMI, DisplayPort, and LVDS with triple simultaneous display support.

PICO52R detail views, showing CPU on flip side at right
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Like the other boards, the PICO-52R has 2x GbE, SATA, M.2 E-key 2230, and dual USB coastline ports. Its pair of USB 3.0 ports splits the difference between Aaeon’s USB 2.0 and Commell’s USB 3.1 Gen2. Like the LP-178, it also has a pair of internal USB 2.0 connectors, among other I/O.

Specifications listed for the PICO-52R include:

  • Processor — Intel 8th Gen “Whiskey Lake” UE-series Core i7/i5/i3 with Intel Gen 9.5 HD Graphics (24 EU) and 15W TDP (configurable TDP of 12.5W to 25W), including:
    • Core i7-8665UE — 4x 8-thread cores @ 1.7GHz (4.4GHz Turbo)
    • Core i5-8365UE — 4x 8-thread cores @ 1.6GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
    • Core i3-8145UE — 2x 4-thread cores @ 2.2GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
    • Celeron 4305UE — 2x 2-thread cores @ 2.0GHz
  • Memory/storage:
    • Up to 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4
    • Optional 64GB eMMC
    • SATA 3.0 with power cable
  • Networking — 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel i219-LM and i211-AT) with WoL and PXE
  • Media I/O:
    • HDMI port
    • DisplayPort
    • LVDS (18/24-bit, single/dual channel)
    • Triple display support
  • Other I/O
    • 2x USB 3.0 ports
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 2x RS232/422/485
    • SMBus (I2C compatible)
    • 4-in/4-out DIO
  • Expansion — M.2 E-key 2230 slot (PCIe/USB)
  • Other features — Watchdog; HW monitoring; Lithium 3V/220 mAh battery; Intel AMT 11 support; optional heatspreader
  • Power — 12V DC via pin connector with AT auto power on and optional 60W adapter
  • Operating temperatures — -20 to 60°C with 10% to 95%, non-condensing relative humidity tolerance
  • Dimensions — 100 x 72 x 1.6mm (Pico-ITX form factor)

 
Further information

The PICO-52R is available at an undisclosed price. More information may be found in Axiomtek’s announcement and product page.

This article originally appeared on LinuxGizmos.com on July 20, 2020.

Axiomtek | www.axiomtek.com

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Whiskey Lake Pico-ITX Board Supports Extended Temps

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