Embedded computing specialist AAEON has announced the launch of its latest UP-family single-board computer (SBC), the UP Squared Pro — offering a choice of Intel processors and an impressive three M.2 slots for cellular modems, Wi-Fi radios, and AI accelerators.
Based on the company's earlier UP Squared, the UP Squared Pro comes with the buyer's choice of Intel Celeron N3350, Pentium N4200, or Atom E3950 processors, a physical Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory, up to 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 40-pin general-purpose input/output (GPIO) header.
Elsewhere on the board are HDMI, embedded DisplayPort (eDP), and DisplayPort video outputs, two RS232/RS422/RS485 serial ports, a 3.5mm analog audio jack, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 On The Go (OTG) port, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports, and one SATA 3.0 connection.
Additional expansion is available in the form of an impressive three M.2 slots, one E-key, one M-key, and one B-key. Using these, the company boasts, you can add storage or wireless connectivity — including 5G cellular — to the UP Squared Pro, or even use it for AI acceleration via add-ons like the company's own AI Core XM 2280 module with its twin Intel Movidius Myriad X accelerators.
"Already, the UP Squared Pro has seen success in powering real-world applications," an AAEON spokesperson claims, "including facial mask detection and an application, which can enforce proper social distancing in enclosed spaces."
AAEON has opened pre-orders for the board, starting at $169 for the Celeron dual-core variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage, on its website with the promise of shipping the first units before the month is out; a variant dubbed the UPN-EDGE Pro will launch later in the year, the company has confirmed.