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OnLogic reveals fanless mini PCs with 10 nm Intel Elkhart Lake CPUs

The latest Helix and Karbon fanless mini PC models from OnLogic are designed for the IoT and industrial markets. Equipped with the more powerful Celeron and Pentium processors, the Helix series comes in a more compact case, but it also offers fewer expansion options. The Karbon models, on the other hand, offer a more robust connectivity and expansion package, yet they only feature the slower Atom CPUs.

The new Helix and Karbon fanless mini PCs from OnLogic are powered by Intel’s Elkhart Lake processors with 10 nm Tremont Atom cores. These are essentially the same cores found in the Jasper Lake models, but are designed with more expansion capabilities for the industrial and IoT markets. Elkhart Lake offers up to 1.7x improved single-thread performance and up to 1.5x better multi-core performance, as well as doubled graphics performance over the previous Apollo Lake processors.

As far as specs go, the Helix 310 and 330 models can be equipped with dual-core Celeron N6211E or quad-core Pentium J6425E processors, and support up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory along with M.2 storage. Default port selection includes 3x USB-A 3.2, 3x USB-A 2.0, audio jack, 2x COM, 3x DisplayPort outputs. The Helix 310 can be fitted with 1 or 2 GbE jacks, and comes with optional expansions such as 2 additional M.2 slots, 4G connectivity, DIO, COM or CAN Bus, while the Helix 330 can support 3 or 4 GbE jacks, but only gets 1 additional M.2 slot, plus 4G connectivity and COM expansions. These two models are designed to operate at temperatures as low as 0°C and as high as 50°C.

Despite being powered by the slower Atom x6211E dual-core and Atom x6425E quad-core chips, the Karbon models feature a more diverse expansion array by default plus additional environmental protections. They offer the same RAM and storage support, but they come with 2 GbE jacks and two of each USB port, plus only one DisplayPort output. For expanded connectivity, the Karbon 410 model also features 1 Can Bus and 1 Micro-SIM by default, and the optional features include 2x M.2 slots, 1 mPCIe slot, 4G, DIO, COM, PoE or TPM. The Karbon 430 model offers even more features, including 2 Micro-SIM slots by default, plus optional 4x M.2 slots and LAN or USB interfaces. Operating temperatures are extended between -40 to 70°C and the chassis are also built with MIL-STD-810H standard specs for increased shock and vibration resistance.

All the new Elkhart Lake fanless mini PCs are expected to launch in Q2. The exact prices will only be revealed to direct OnLogic customers.

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Helix series (Image Source: OnLogic)
Helix series (Image Source: OnLogic)
Karbon series (Image Source: OnLogic)
Karbon series (Image Source: OnLogic)
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Bogdan Solca, 2021-02- 2 (Update: 2021-02- 2)