Regardless of the candid strategy that Intel has experienced to its Apollo Lake platform, we are now setting up to see absolutely formulated platforms coming out to enjoy from the major suppliers. (I individually have some APL motherboards for desktops in for screening sometime all through Q1 as effectively.) Just one of these platforms was GIGABYTE’s embedded BRIX line, more concentrated at professional deployments than customer, but attention-grabbing even so.
The most important device we saw was this: the GB-EAPD-4200 BRIX. Applying an Apollo Lake SoC, it looks to be in a passive situation and sporting activities three WiFi antenna. The chassis is .46L, with assist for 2x DDR3L-1866 SO-DIMM memory modules, one M.two (2280) SSD slot and a mini-PCIe slot for a 3G WLAN module. The WLAN accounts for one antenna, and the other two come by means of an Intel 802.11ac card inside, most possible the 8265 or 8260 based on how GBT’s style cycle was in enjoy. Applying Apollo Lake suggests finding High definition Graphics 505, although presented this system it is more than satisfactory for video clip playback or everyday business use.
This device has lots of IO to keep the purchaser pleased – dual gigabit network ports, dual HDMI one.4 screen ports, four USB 3. ports and assist for a microSD card. VESA assist for 75mm and 100mm brackets is included.
This device is to be marketed as a barebones kit, necessitating DRAM and storage, most possible for system integrators to include their very own hardware methods based on how nearby clients will want them configured (compact DRAM counts and low storage, or something more sturdy). Interested get-togethers will have to have to speak to their nearby distribution companions for more information.