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Axiomtek CEM521 COM Express module comes with Intel Whiskey Lake-U and supports both Windows 10 and Linux

Axiomtek CEM521 with Intel Whiskey Lake-U - Front. (Image Source: Axiomtek)
Axiomtek CEM521 with Intel Whiskey Lake-U - Front. (Image Source: Axiomtek)
Axiomtek's new CE521 is a COM Express Type 6 compact form factor module based on Intel Whiskey Lake-U and comes with options of the Core i-series or Celeron 4305UE processor. The CE521 is designed for industrial IoT applications, comes with an assortment of connectivity options, and can run both Windows 10 and Linux.

Axiomtek has announced the release of the CEM521 — a computer-on-module (COM) Express Type 6 compact form factor module powered by Intel 8th generation Whiskey Lake-U processors with options of the Core i3/i5/i7 or the Celeron 4305UE.

For those not in the know, the COM Express specification defines specialized PCs that are either available as single-board computers (SBCs) or as a processor mezzanine that can be plugged into a carrier board. COM Express computers are used in industrial IoT applications such as medical imaging, military, networking, etc. 

The Axiomtek CEM521 is capable of withstanding operating temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +85 °C. It can support two DDR4-2600 SO-DIMM slots for up to 64 GB RAM and offers display out via one LVDS, one VGA, and one DDI port. Other I/O options include eight PCIe lanes, three SATA-600 ports, one Gigabit Intel i219-LM LAN, four USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and four digital I/O channels. A TPM 2.0 module is also availabel for hardware-based data encryption. The CEM521 can also be paired with the CEB94011 development baseboard for additional ports and flexibility. 

The CEM521 is compatible with Windows 10 and Linux and supports Axiomtek's AMS.AXView smart monitoring and remote management software. 

Axiomtek CEM521 with Intel Whiskey Lake-U - Back. (Image Source: Axiomtek)
Axiomtek CEM521 with Intel Whiskey Lake-U - Back. (Image Source: Axiomtek)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-03-22 (Update: 2020-03-22)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.