Netherland-based, Portwell has announced WADE-8212, the latest addition to its family of Mini-ITX form factor embedded system boards. According to Brian Lai, Portwell’s product manager, the new WADE-8212 system board is designed to provide more powerful multi-tasking function and enhanced high-definition imaging capability with faster network (2.5 Gb) connectivity. Its rich I/Os and expansion support multiple peripheral devices in diverse applications such as industrial automation, robotic manufacturing, automated test equipment, semiconductor equipment, factory process control, automated guide vehicle (AGV), medical equipment, communications appliances, IoT gateway, smart transportation and much more.
The WADE-8212 system board supports the Intel Q470E chipset and the latest 10th Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processor platform (formerly Comet Lake S) up to 10 cores and 20 threads (35 W - 80 W) in an LGA1200 socket. It also features dual-channel DDR4 2400/2666/2933 MHz Non-ECC SDRAM on two SO-DIMM sockets up to 64 GB; 1 and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I219LM and I225LM); 5x COM ports (Two are BIOS configurable); 6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 and 4x USB 2.0; 4x SATA III ports, GPIO and Audio Jack.
The board's rich expansion interface includes 1x PCIe Gen 3 x16, 1x M.2 key E 2230 for wireless modules (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi), 1x M.2. key M 2242/2260/2280 for SSD, 1x M.2 key B 3042 and SIM card socket for 4G/5G. Triple display options include 1x DP 1.2 (4K resolution), 1x HDMI 2.0a (4K resolution), 1x VGA (resolution up to 1920x1200) on rear, and a 1x LVDS (resolution up to 1920x1200) connector on board. The board also provides ATX power and onboard TPM 2.0 for security.