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Computex 2024 | Frore Systems makes iPad Pro 12.9 faster with Airjet and shows industrial reference design

iPad Pro cooling modified with Airjets. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
iPad Pro cooling modified with Airjets. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Frore Systems once again showed the converted system at Computex. Two Airjet Mini Slim cool an iPad Pro 12.9 of the latest generation. Frore System also showcased the reference design for cooling AI systems from Nvidia as well as a finished product for harsh environments.

Frore Systems is making progress in various areas. At Computex Taipei, the company presented new solutions in consumer electronics and professional sectors. The latter are very advanced.

In the consumer environment, however, Frore Systems shows its own conversion. To this end, the company has taken on the last-generation iPad Pro 12.9. It is, therefore, not yet the 5 mm thin model of the current generation.

The iPad Pro was fitted with two Airjet Mini Slim. This actively cools Apple's tablet and, according to Frore Systems, reduces the temperatures on the display and back by 6 and 5 degrees Celsius to 39.5 and 41.5 °C respectively.

Frore Systems had to remove the speakers for the conversion. However, as the company showed, there would certainly be room to reposition them. After notebooks, SSDs, and smartphones, the Californian company is now showing that even iPads can be accelerated.

However, the initial results are not so clear. Although the CPU power increases significantly from 9 to 14 watts, at least in 3DMark this can only be translated into an 11 percent increase in performance. The problem, according to Frore Systems, is that an increase in performance requires corresponding tests that exhaust the thermal load. A Geekbench, for example, would run for too short a time. The conversion is only a few weeks old, as Frore Systems stated.

Of course, the additional power also has disadvantages, especially regarding battery life. The additional cooling alone costs two watts - one watt per each Airjet Mini Slim. However, the Airjets can be turned down, for example when the iPad is cool anyway. The now more powerful SoC is likely to be more serious, as it takes its toll when it is used to its full capacity.

The speaker has become an air outlet. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
The speaker has become an air outlet. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
iPad Pro in operation and the model with opened internals. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
iPad Pro in operation and the model with opened internals. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)

Frore Systems also presented the reference design for platforms based on Nvidia's Jetson Orin for the first time at Computex. This is intended to enable low-maintenance active cooling in demanding environments. The design was developed together with Smartcow and enables the flat heat sink consisting of two, three, or five Airjet Mini Slim units to be easily attached. The hot air exhaust is oriented towards the front.

Nvidia actually envisages quite voluminous cooling with a fan here.

Acura Embedded Systems also showed the Industrial Panel PC "Roughneck with Airjet", which is now actively cooled with Airjet Mini. This tablet is used in hot and dirty environments and is, therefore, certified for use in Class 1, and Division 2 areas. This includes handling flammable materials, including gases. Acura actually cools such devices passively. With the Airjet Minis, a total of four are installed in the tablet, the CPU power could be increased from 28 to 45 watts.

Acura's Panel PC with four Airjets. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Acura's Panel PC with four Airjets. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Reference design for Nvidia's Jetson Orin. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Reference design for Nvidia's Jetson Orin. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Hot air is expelled via the front side. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)
Hot air is expelled via the front side. (Photo: Andreas Sebayang/Notebookcheck.com)

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Andreas Sebayang, 2024-06- 5 (Update: 2024-06- 5)