Axiomtek: advanced 4-slot modular Industrial PC for factory automation - Embedded.com

Axiomtek: advanced 4-slot modular Industrial PC for factory automation

Axiomtek introduces the IPC964-512-FL, a 4-slot fanless barebone system with modular design and optimized expandability. The rugged industrial PC supports the high-performance 7th/6th generation Intel Core and Celeron processors (codename: Kaby Lake/Skylake) with the Intel Q170 chipset. It has an I/O module slot and three different types of I/O modules for customers to choose based on their needs. In addition, four PCI/PCIe slots give even more powerful expansion ability to support add-on cards. Customers can assemble the modules and their own add-on solutions rapidly because of the innovative mechanical design of the IPC964-512-FL. This robust IPC system is an ideal solution for a wide variety of Industrial IoT application, such as automatic optical inspection (AOI), motion control, robotic industry, and factory automation.

The IPC964-512-FL features dual DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM slots with up to 32GB memory. For easy cabling and maintenance, the IP40-rated embedded system features a wide choice of front-accessible I/O interfaces, including two Gigabit LAN ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one HDMI, one audio (Mic-in/Line-out), and three optional I/O modules – a 4-port isolated RS-232/422/485 module, an isolated 8-in/8-out DIO module, and a 2-port isolated RS-232/422/485 and 4-in/4-out DIO module. The compact industrial PC also provides four flexible PCI/PCIe expansion slots with three different combinations of expansion kits: one PCIe x16 and one PCIe x4; one PCIe x16 and one PCI; and two PCI. Additionally, it has a full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot for 3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and comes with two easy-swappable 2.5” HDD trays for storage.

For flexible mounting options, this fanless rugged embedded platform is compatible with a wall mount, a VESA mount and a DIN-rail mount. There is also an easily accessible external switch for AT/ATX mode selection. The fanless embedded PC can be run on Windows 10 and Linux operating systems, and supports Axiomtek’s exclusive AXView software for smart device monitoring and remote management for Industrial IoT applications.

The application-ready IPC964-512-FL will be available in March 2018.

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