Advantech Launches the New SMARC Module with Intel® Atom™/Pentium®/Celeron® Series Embedded Platforms for Industrial Automation

Advantech, a leading embedded computing solutions provider, is happy to announce the launch of its first SMARC module: the SOM-2569. SMARC (Smart Mobility Architecture) is a versatile small form factor computer module targeting applications that require low power consumption, the flexibility to upgrade computing performance, and effective budget control in the system development process. Together with bundled the WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn software, SMARC modules can help end customers with operations management and ease maintenance.

The SOM-2569 SMARC module features Intel® Atom™ E3900, Pentium™ and Celeron™ N Series processors. Its offers a small size — 82mm x 50mm — and supports up to three displays simultaneously. On top of offering multi-display, it also supports several I/O, such as SATA, USB3.0/2.0, COM port, SMBus, and I2C.

There are three key features of the SOM-2569:
• 2 LAN controllers and an onboard Wi-Fi module
• TPM and secure boot for enhanced security
• onboard design for all key components (e.g. memory, eMMC) for maximum reliability

All these features help ensure that the SOM-2569 is highly suitable for automation applications.

Wi-Fi and Dual LAN Controllers: Connectivity Made More Flexible Than Ever

Connected devices are the fundamental elements of modern smart factories. SOM-2569 is integrated with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth onboard, and the dual 1000base-T interfaces to meet both wireless and cable connectivity requirements. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the onboard module, SOM-2569 is compliant with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac PCIe Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2 and RF certification. Through its rigorous design and testing processes, Advantech not only offers better wireless signal integrity and compatibility, but also save time for system integration.Moreover, SOM-2569 includes two LAN controllers that support two RJ45 ports. The combo design provides the flexibility in various factory applications where isolated network domains are necessary for security and reliability reasons. For example, when the wireless LAN connects to an outside network and the wired LAN can connect to two different local area networks simultaneously.

TPM2.0 and UEFI Secure Boot: Eliminate Risk of Cyber Intrusions TPM2.0 and UEFI Secure Boot:

Reducing the risk of Cyber attacks TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is defined by the “Trusted Computing Group” based on a publicly available specification. The hardware chip enables system protection; encompassing secure data storage, platform integrity reporting, and platform authentication.

The UEFI security boot offers a process to ensure that your computer boots up using only software that is trusted by the manufacturer. When the computer starts, firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including firmware drivers (Option ROMs) and the operating system. If the signatures are good, the PC boots and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

All Components Soldering Down: Robust and Reliable

SOM-2569 has soldering down all components, including CPU, memory, storage and wireless chips. Soldered components provide robust and reliable characteristics to work in harsh environment. It passed tests including vibration at 0.028G²/ Hz, 3.5 Grms, bumping at 1 corner, 3 edges, 6 faces, and thermal shock resistance, ranging from -40°C to 85°C at slope 10°C per minute, etc. With Advantech rigorous validation, proves SOM-2569 is a perfect fit to use in harsh environment.

SOM-2569 Features
• SMARC V2.0 specification compliance
• Intel® Atom™ E3900 & Pentium™ and Celeron™ N Series processors
• Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module onboard
• TPM2.0 & UEFI secure boot for system protection
• Two independent LAN chips for 1000Base-T data transmission
• 32G eMMC
• 8GB LPDDR4 memory
• Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 60°C or -40°C ~ 85°C

About Advantech

Advantech has the corporate vision to “Enable an Intelligent Planet”. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence. (www.advantech.com)