PICO-ITX Single Board Computer with Tiger Lake performance

News21 May 2021PICO-TGU4
Author: James Gane
PICO-ITX Single Board Computer with Tiger Lake performance
  • One of the first PICO-ITX Single Board Computers to feature Intel's 11th Gen. Tiger Lake Processor
  • Tiger Lake offers up to 23% more performance over previous gen.
  • 4K HDMI display output at 60 fps making it ideal for innovative multimedia applications
The PICO-TGU4 is a compact PICO-ITX single board computer built around the Intel 11th Generation "Tiger Lake" U processor, which offers up to 23% more performance than previous generations. With a form factor of just 2.5" the PICO-TGU4 is deployable in almost any tight space, yet is packed with high-performance features rarely seen in a PICO-ITX single board computer, including LPDDR4x, M.2 Expansion, 10gbps USB 3.2 Gen2 and 2.5Gigabit Ethernet. 
Powered by Tiger Lake
The PICO-TGU4 leverages the power of 11th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Celeron processors that achieve speeds of up to 4.8 GHz, and combined with up to 32GB LPDDR4x onboard memory, it is able to deliver exceptional computing performance. 

High-speed expansion
The PICO-TGU4 has an M.2 2280 PCIE4.0 [x4] slot, which can be used for super-fast storage, or to provide additional AI acceleration from AI co-processors like Intel Movidius Myriad X, Google TPU and Kneron KL520. 

IIoT ready
With dual LAN ports — one offering super-fast Intel i225 network control with 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, and the other featuring the Gigabit Intel i219 network controller with VPro — the PICO-TGU4's connectivity is as flexible as it is powerful. A full-size mini PCIe card slot is also available for the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

A rich selection of I/O
The PICO-TGU4 takes advantage of the new Tiger Lake technology by offering an extensive selection of I/O features. On the rear it has two super-speed+ USB3.2 Gen 2 ports that offer 10Gbps, and on the board itself there are additional headers for two USB3.2 Gen 1 ports and four USB2.0 ports. One interesting and powerful feature is the HDMI port on the rear, which supports 4K resolutions at 60 fps, and along with the eDP port on the board for pairing with LCD panels, the PICO-TGU4 is ideal for innovative multimedia applications. Additionally, there is a SATAIII port with a 5V SATA power, two com ports supporting RS-232/422/485, 8-bit DIO and an I2C/SMBUS for connection to a wide range of devices.

Compact, capable and versatile

As one of Impulse's longest-standing manufacturing partners, AAEON has been designing and producing innovative industrial single board computers for many decades. This experience is poured into the PICO-TGU4, with AAEON showcasing their expertise and innovation by taking the new enhanced feature sets that the Intel 11th Generation Tiger Lake CPUs offer, and applying them to a such a compact single board computer that is both capable in performance and rich in features. Even though the PICO-TGU4 is already ideal for use as a gateway industrial IoT device that combines broad I/O configurations with diverse connectivity, or as a retail solution requiring powerful 4K UHD graphics and snappy performance, most applications that feature the PICO-TGU4 can be further enhanced by AI acceleration, either from the onboard Intel Iris Xe graphics or by adding AI accelerated co-processing through the onboard expansion ports.

Our Embedded Systems Capabilities

As with all of our embedded board range, Impulse can fully configure the PICO-TGU4 single board computer to your exact specification in our UK based engineering facility, including your choice of processor, memory, storage, peripherals and Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. We can also assemble the board into any of our rugged embedded chassis to meet your application demands along with any additional requirements you may need, including additional I/O, system comms and power.

With our Embedded Systems capabilities, we can create reliable, repeatable and revision controlled systems aimed at reducing your overall project costs and development time. With our team of in-house engineers and specialists, all with decades of experience, we can offer you fully deployable embedded computing solutions straight out of the box.

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