LattePanda launches Sigma single-board computer with Intel Raptor Lake-P CPU, 2x Thunderbolt 4 and 2x 2.5 GbE
LattePanda’s latest Sigma single-board computer is now available for US$579 and up. The price is a bit spicy considering that most SBCs powered by Raspberry Pi chips tend to keep costs under US$200; however, the new Sigma model is considerably more advanced since it is powered by an Intel Raptor Lake-P processor and it essentially offers the performance and the connectivity of a mid-range laptop. Thanks to its powerful specs, the Sigma SBC can easily be configured as a home theater PC, media server, game server, AI interface and even a home automation system that can access sensors, lights and other appliances around the house via an Arduino Leonardo-compatible co-processor.
At the heart of the Sigma SBC lies the 28 W 12-core / 16-thread Intel i5-1340P CPU with an 80 EU Iris Xe iGPU, plus the ATmega32U4-MU co-processor. These are coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM. By default, there is no storage solution and no wireless connectivity module. Users can add their own solutions via an M.2 E Key for Wi-Fi, 2x M.2 M keys for NVMe SSDs and an M.2 B key for SATA SSD or 5G module. LattePanda also offers a version with 500 GB NVMe SSD and Wi-Fi 6E module for US$648.
Port selection is quite robust for an SBC that measures 146 x 102 mm and includes 2x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI 2.1 and eDP 1.4b plus the DP connections from Thunderbolt 4 for a total of 4 video outs, dual 2.5 GbE jacks, audio jack and a micro sim card slot. The SBC features a compact cooler with two heatpipes and a low noise fan (30 db) that can cool up to 44 W TDP.