3.5" embedded single board computer able to withstand extreme conditions

Impulse Embedded is making available the CS551 from DFI, the first 3.5" embedded single board computer with an integral auto warm-up function enabling the processor to withstand extreme cold weather environments down to -30°C.

The CS551 SBC has been designed specifically to meet the extreme requirements often found in military, aerospace, outdoor industrial applications and railway technology, that not only have to function across a wide temperature range but start up at low temperatures.

Built to support Intel 9th/8th Gen Core processors, the CS551 uses dynamic performance adjustment of both CPU and GPU speeds allowing it to function in an extremely wide temperature range of -30°C to +80°C which is rare in such a small form factor single board computer (SBC).

The CS551 is powered by the latest Intel Coffee Lake processors ensuring support of the latest Windows 10 IoT and Linux operating systems. The board comes with one SODIMM memory socket supporting a maximum of 32GB DDR4 2666MHz system memory.

With rugged operating conditions in mind, the CS551 supports an extended wide operating temperature range of up -30°C to +80°C when using wide temperature plug-in components. In a world-first, the CS551 also utilises an auto warm-up function to allow it to support the extremely cold temperatures as standard.

In addition to its auto warm-up feature and extended temperature support, the CS551 is packed with expansion interfaces for Edge AI computing applications. These include dual DisplayPort+ graphical interfaces supporting resolutions up to 4094 x 2304 @ 60Hz, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and four USB3.1 ports. Internally there is SATA3.0 storage support, an M.2 2280 M-key NVMe slot and a full-size MiniPCIe slot with SIM support for cellular connectivity.

The CS551 also comes with an on-board LVDS interface for pairing directly to a flat panel LCD.

Impulse can offer a complete board to display pairing service and can fully configure the CS551 single-board-computer to customers exact specifications including the required choice of memory, storage, peripherals and Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system.