Thursday, March 27th 2014

Axiomtek Debuts the SHB230 PICMG 1.3 Half-Size Single Board Computer

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products is pleased to introduce SHB230, its high-performing PICMG 1.3 half-size single board computer.

The SHB230 based on the Intel Q87 PCH is designed to support 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 socket. The slot CPU card is equipped with two DDR3-1333/1600 SO-DIMM sockets with up to 16 GB memory capacity to meet customers' needs. The PICMG 1.3 specification brings advantages of PCI Express to this single board computer that offers four PCIe x1 or one PCIe x4, and one PCIe x16 routed to the backplane. The onboard two SATA interfaces support RAID 0/1 functions to ensure reliable storage for multiple applications. Utilizing with the latest Intel technologies, this PICMG 1.3 system host board is an ideal solution for DVR, medical equipment, industrial automation, process control, and network security market.

"Axiomtek's newest SHB230 is a mainstream platform designed with the new 4th Generation Intel Core processors, which provides excellent computing performance and power efficiency. It supports SATA RAID, Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) 9.0, and dual Gigabit LANs for network-intensive applications. In addition, the SHB230 CPU board with integrated Intel HD Graphics brings great 3D graphics performance and supports LVDS and DVI-I interface," said Roger Shyu, Product Manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek. "Furthermore, this PICMG 1.3 half-size slot CPU card is fully compatible with Axiomtek's PICMG 1.3 half-size passive backplanes, and we offer various industrial housing enclosures and have the capability to assist with any customer's industrial integration requirements."

To fulfill different application needs, the SHB230 offers rich I/Os including two SATA-600 slots, one CFast socket, two RS-232/422/485 ports, four USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports using Intel i217LM and Intel i210AT chipsets. The embedded board comes with Intel Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0) for better remote control management. Besides, the half-size single board computer supports hardware monitoring and watchdog timer function to keep system running smoothly.

Axiomtek's SHB230 will be available in the early of May, 2014.

Main Features:
  • LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron processors with Intel Q87 PCH, up to 45W
  • Two 240-pin DDR3-1333/1600 SO-DIMM sockets up to 16 GB memory capacity
  • Two SATA3 ports with data transfer rate up to 6 Gbps
  • Dual-view display via DVI-I or LVDS interface
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 supported
  • Supports one CFast socket
  • Intel Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0) supported
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7 Comments on Axiomtek Debuts the SHB230 PICMG 1.3 Half-Size Single Board Computer

#1
ZetZet
Cute, how is this better than NUC?
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#2
lemonadesoda
by: ZetZet
Cute, how is this better than NUC?
It is a different scope of application/use. Here is a link to see how this mb would be used: http://axiomtek.com/products/ViewProduct.asp?view=1122

The NUC is a device probably hooked up to a TFT and a single person "uses" it do do something rudimentary such as internet basic productivity software, and has limited connectivity, ie just network, USB, HDMI. For example, grandparents internet pc.

The industrial single-board computer is typically "remote controlled" and is used to do something independent of a single person "user", and has lots of external connectivity. For example, monitor and control equipment, could be a nuclear power station, could be a CNC machine, could be medical monitoring.

Just very simple examples. Of course, you COULD use a NUC for these applications but you would have to use "USB" and multi-porting as your method of getting external control and monitor. And you would have to weigh up using a cheap consumer box in place of an industrial specialised product.

Horses for courses.
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#3
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: ZetZet
Cute, how is this better than NUC?
It's not even geared for the same thing.
by: Cristian_25H
"Furthermore, this PICMG 1.3 half-size slot CPU card is fully compatible with Axiomtek's PICMG 1.3 half-size passive backplanes, and we offer various industrial housing enclosures and have the capability to assist with any customer's industrial integration requirements."
I see nothing about this being for the consumer market. ;)
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#4
micropage7
interesting how they can squeeze 1150 in such a small board
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#5
hellrazor
Ah, yes "leading". When I think of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, I think of Axiomtek - no doubt about that.

That being said, this does look kinda cool.
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#6
DaJMasta
by: micropage7
interesting how they can squeeze 1150 in such a small board
It likely has more board surface area than an ITX board. When you've got the host computer managing so much (like power), you free up a lot of space. This board also relies on a lot of integrated stuff, has minimal multimedia features, and no expansion slots. That kind of thing tends to save space.


I think the challenge using this card would be getting good single slot CPU coolers so you can cram tons of them in to your machine. That and, of course, the power delivery. It lists a 45W TDP, which would work fine on a 75W PCIe bus, but what happens if you want several of them? I remember those 775 boards with molex connectors for additional PCIe power, I'd expect something similar would be required.
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#7
AlienIsGOD
Crunch-tastic :P imagine a board with these helping you along with PPD (if its possible, IDK :P )
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