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Fanless industrial PC has Core 2 Duo, four expansion slots

Apr 28, 2011 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

Aaeon has added to its line of fanless embedded controllers with a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo-based model. The AEC-6924 has two DVI-I video outputs, two Ethernet ports, a CompactFlash slot, four RS232/422/485 serial ports, plus Mini PCI, PCI and PCI Express x1 expansion slots, the company says.

Aaeon's AEC-6924 is the latest in a long line of fanless embedded controllers. The one we most recently covered is the AEC-6625, released at the end of March with a 1.86GHz Celeron P4500 processor.

The AEC-6924 again uses a 1.86GHz CPU, but this time, it's the Core 2 Duo SL9400, which has dual cores and a 17-Watt TDP. The processor is combined here with the GS45 northbridge and ICH-9M southbridge, allowing installation of 4GB of DDR3 RAM in dual DIMM slots, according to Aaeon.

Aaeon's AEC-6924
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Aaeon says the AEC-6924 has a CompactFlash slot (externally accessible on the front panel) and also includes two Mini PCI slots and a bay (size unstated) for an SATA hard disk drive. Meanwhile, the rear panel (seen above) provides access to dual expansion slots: one PCI and one PCI Express x1.

The AEC-6924's rear panel also features two gigabit Ethernet ports, dual DVI-I ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. Around front, there are four DB9 connectors for RS232/422/485 ports, Aaeon adds.

According to Aaeon, the AEC-6924 may be operated in temperatures ranging from -4 to 158 deg. F. Input power, meanwhile, can range from 9 to 48VDC, the company says.

Specifications listed by Aaron for the AEC-6924 include:

  • Processor — Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 clocked at 1.86GHz
  • Chipset — GS4 northbridge and ICH-9M southbridge
  • Memory — up to 4GB DDR3 RAM in two DIMM slots
  • Storage — CompactFlash slot and bay for SATA hard disk drive
  • Expansion:
    • 1 x PCI
    • 1 x PCI Express x1
    • 2 x Mini PCI
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x RS232/422/485
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 2 x DVI-I
    • audio line out
  • Power — 9~48VDC; consumption n/s
  • Operating range — -4 to 158 deg. F
  • Dimensions — 9.36 x 8.43 x 4.73 inches
  • Weight — 15.4 pounds (7kg)

Further information

Aaeon did not cite pricing or operating system support for the AEC-6924. More information on the device, which appears to be available now, may be found on the company's AEC-6924 product page.

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