Tuesday, March 16th 2021

AAEON Announces the UP Squared Pro AI Edge Accelerator

AAEON, an industry leader in AI Edge hardware solutions, announces the latest entry in their UP Bridge the Gap brand, the UP Squared Pro. The UP Squared Pro offers developers an updated platform based on the popular UP Squared platform, offering greater expandability and I/O features. With support for 5G modules and AI accelerators, the UP Squared Pro takes AI Edge computing to the Pro level.

The UP Squared Pro (UPN-APL) is an updated rebuild based on the popular UP Squared board. Powered by Intel Celeron N3350, Pentium N4200 and Atom E3950 processors (formerly known as Apollo Lake), the UP Squared Pro maintains the same familiar ecosystem allowing developers to easily migrate any projects built on the UP Squared platform. UP Squared Pro also features on-board physical TPM 2.0, to enhance data security. Altogether, the board offers the performance and efficiency to power a range of edge applications, including drones and autonomous robots.
The UP Squared Pro provides greater expandability thanks to three M.2 slots, including M.2 2230 E-Key, M.2 2280 M-Key, and M.2 3042/3052 B-Key. This lets developers and users to quickly add on functionality such as Wi-Fi and AI accelerators such as the AI Core XM2280 module featuring two Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUs. The UP Squared Pro also supports 5G cellular cards, allowing developers to take advantage of lower latency and higher speeds for wireless network deployment. The UP Squared Pro features a 40-pin HAT expansion as well, and offers expandable storage with SATA III connectors.

The UP Squared Pro also offers an upgrade in I/O features. Developers can now take advantage of faster internet speeds with two Intel i210 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and wide voltage input (12 V~24 V) allows the UP Squared Pro to be deployed to industrial environments. Also featured on the board is an Audio Jack allowing both input and output, as well as three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, two USB 2.0 headers and two COM port headers. The UP Squared Pro also features HDMI, eDP and DP video outputs, and is capable of supporting up to three independent displays, perfect for Smart Surveillance and Retail applications.

UP Squared Pro is compatible with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit, providing powerful software to help developers get their projects up and running quickly. AAEON and UP Bridge the Gap also work closely technology partners to create an ecosystem designed to provide end-to-end solutions to meet the needs of different vertical markets. For clients with more specific needs, AAEON also offers OEM/ODM services and customization. Already, the UP Squared Pro has seen success in powering real-world applications, including facial mask detection and an application which can enforce proper social distancing in enclosed spaces.

UP Squared Pro is available for pre-order on the UP Shop, and will be shipping in March 2021. The UPN-EDGE Pro, a compact system solution based on the UP Squared Pro, will also be available later this year. From industrial automation to powering AI Edge Computing, the UP Squared Pro helps take embedded computing to the Pro level.

For more information, visit the product page.
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