Neousys Technology announced its new ultra-compact fanless embedded computer POC-40. Featuring Intel’s latest Atom processor and a 2.5-inch SSD-like dimension measuring just 52x89x112mm, it is ideal for installation into limited spaces and is designed for applications such as factory data collection, rugged edge computing and mobile gateway. It features Intel’s 10nm process technology, the new-generation Elkhart Lake Atom x6211E dual-core processor offers 1.8x the single thread and 1.5x multi-thread performance over the previous Gemini Lake Atom CPUs. With its DIN-rail mountable design, all of POC-40’s high-speed I/Os can be easily accessed. They include two Gigabit Ethernet, four USB (2.0/ 3.1 Gen1), four COM and optional isolated digital I/Os for industrial communication and control. As for internal expansion, it has an M.2 B key socket and an M.2 E key socket for 5G/ 4G/ WiFi 6/ WiFi 5 modules to provide wide-area coverage and real-time data transmission for industrial and mobile gateway applications.
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