As global adoption of Edge AI continues, ASRock Industrial has released its new iEPF-9010S/iEP-9010E Series Robust Edge AIoT Platform, enabled by 12th Gen Intel Core Processors (Alder Lake S) with R680E/H610 chipsets to bring breakthrough performance at the Edge.
Featuring excellent computing power with energized Edge AI acceleration, the iEPF-9010S/iEP-9010E Series provides high-memory capacity, rich I/Os and expandability, wide RF connectivity (4G LTE, 5G), Wi-Fi 6E, and BT 5.2 with real-time TSN/TCC.
The new Series also offers toughness for industrial environments. It’s an effective all-in-one consolidation for high-demanding workloads, tailor-made for mission-critical industrial applications such as factory automation, machine automation, robotic control, AI AOI, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and more.
Edge AI acceleration
Charged by the latest 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium/Celeron Processors with R680E/H610 chipsets, the iEPF-9010S Series Expandable Edge AIoT Platform includes models iEPF-9010S-EY4/iEPF-9012S-EY4. The iEP-9010E Series Compact Edge AIoT Platform includes models iEP-9010E/iEP-9012E.
The performance hybrid architecture of 12th Gen Intel Core processor (Alder Lake S) supports up to 16 cores and 24 threads, enabling IoT use cases up to 1.36 times faster in single-thread performance and 1.35 times faster in multi-thread performance compared to the previous 10th Gen Intel Core processor. Moreover, the iEPF-9010S/iEP-9010E Series are designed with enhanced AI capabilities in different vertical markets with upgraded memory capacity in support of four DDR4 2933MHz up to 128GB (ECC memory supported by R680E and selected CPU).
The Series show breakthrough results in parallelization processing of AI workloads, with up to 32 EUs fast AI inference driven by Intel Xe Architecture. In addition, the Series’s flexible mechanical, thermal, and power design supports 275 x 111.15mm (L x H) max. — with up to 255W graphic cards that further energize Edge AI acceleration.
Connectivity with TSN/TCC real-time computing
The Robust Edge AIoT Platform includes the iEPF-9010S Series Expandable Edge AIoT Platform with flexible expansion slots and the iEP-9010E Series Compact Edge AIoT Platform with space-saving and fan-less design for various industrial applications.
The iEPF-9010S/iEP-9010E Series features rich I/Os, providing up to five Intel 2.5 Gigabit LANs with two supporting PoE and one supporting vPro plus TSN/TCC capability for real-time connectivity. There are also up to six USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 1, one USB 2.0 internal connector with lock function, six COM (four RS-232/422/485, two RS-232), and eight DIs/eight DOs.
Visual excellence is supported through one DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0b, and one VGA, with various storage options via four SATA3 for 2.5-inch SSD/HDD, one M.2 Key M 2280 for NVMe SSD, and CFast (option).
RF connectivity and workload consolidation
Additional sockets for RF modules are also in place on the iEPF-9010S/iEP-9010E Series to support 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and BT 5.2, including one M.2 Key B for 4G/5G, one M.2 Key E for Wi-Fi 6E/BT 5.2, two Mini PCIe, and two Nano SIM card slots for option modules.
Additionally, the iEPF-9010S Series is equipped with flexible expansion slots for various expansion cards via Gen 4 options of one PCIe x16 or two PCIe x 8 and two PCIe x4 for graphic cards, frame grabber cards, motion cards, and IO cards. The Robust Edge AIoT Platform enables breakthroughs in workload consolidation capability, replacing dedicated edge compute devices for PLC, Motion Control, Machine Vision, etc., to enhance efficiency, bringing next-level results for industrial use cases.
A compact, rugged design
The iEP-9010E Series is space-saving in size- 202 x 244 x 108.7mm (W x D x H); the iEPF-9010S Series-202 x 290 x 209.3mm (W x D x H) to ensure optimal industrial space utilization. Featuring robust power design and ruggedness for industrial customers to deploy in rough environments, the new Series support 9V~36V VDC, a wide range of power input with ignition control, and remote power on/off switch.
It also supports 80V surge protection, OVP, UVP, OCP, and reverse protection for additional durability under stress. Moreover, the Series works under a wide range of temperatures from -40°~75° C (35W CPU), with a high shock and vibration resistance to ensure always-on functionality even in a harsh environment.