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11.28.2022

Streacom DA6 / NH-P1 combo




The Noctua NH-P1 looks spectacular in the Streacom DA6 chassis. The DA6 is a vertical open frame ITX case designed to showcase internal components, and here, to provide optimal convection. The stucture is made with 19mm stainless steel tubes that double as feet and handles. The DA6 is available in chrome, black, and a slightly larger XL version.

11.25.2022

The Alder Lake ZBOX is here




The annual refresh of the ZOTAC C-series includes Intel's 12th Gen processors and dual 2.5Gbps LAN. Interestingly, the new fanless ZBOX is also USB C-powered now. The CI627 nano features the i3-1220P (UHD Graphics), the CI647 nano includes the i5-1240P (Iris Xe Graphics), and the CI667 nano rocks the i7-1260P (Iris Xe Graphics). The overall design and connectivity are unchanged including the compact 1.8-liter chassis, support for 64GB of RAM, dual storage (M.2 and 2.5" drive) and three-display support (HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 4).

11.24.2022

This Elkhart Lake mini PC is 5G-ready




Powered by the 10W Celeron J6412 the JWIPC H085 features eight USB port, HDMI, DisplayPort and Ethernet. The 149 x 128 x 30mm system supports NVMe M.2 storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and features a SIM card slot for 4G / 5G connection. Although Windows 10, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD are briefly mentioned on the Amazon page, we believe that the $229.99 price is for the barebone system only.

11.23.2022

Plus petit que le NUC




Le Mini Kubb de Bleu Jour tient au creux de la main. Avec seulement 7 cm de côté ce petit bloc d'aluminium refroidit passivement un véritable PC. La machine dispose d'un Celeron J4125 (adapté à une utilisation bureautique, familiale, ou HTPC), 8GO de RAM, et un SSD M.2 de 128GO en 42 mm. Pour la connectique, quatre ports USB 3.0 sont présents, ainsi qu'un lecteur micro-SD. Le Mini Kubb est disponible dans une multitude de couleurs, à partir de 299 euros.

Images: Yann Fichant

11.22.2022

This fanless mini PC features a 5.5" screen




This Windows 11 Pro mini PC is an actual desktop PC, and does not come with a battery. Powered by the energy-sipping Celeron N4000 this pocket-friendly all-in-one computer features a 5.5" screen, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, two HDMI 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, USB Type C for power, micro-SD card reader, and Ethernet. It's available now for $179.99.   

11.18.2022

Fanless Intel Arc A380




Here's the first attempt at passively cooling Intel's long-awaited graphics card. Matthew over at Fully Silent PCs just paired the 15-year-old Arctic Accelero S1 GPU cooler with the Arc A380 and things went surprisingly well. In fact, no special brackets were needed. This is just a test setup right now, Matt is working on an open-air build featuring the A380. We'll make sure to update you once this is live (with temperatures).

11.17.2022

OnLogic's Raspberry Pi-powered Factor 202 is available


Global industrial computer manufacturer and IoT solution provider OnLogic (www.onlogic.com), known for their reliable, orange, industrial PCs, has announced the immediate availability of their Factor 202 Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4-powered industrial controller. Onboard digital I/O (DIO) and analog input, as well as an available capacitive touchscreen provide connectivity and control for a wide range of IoT, edge computing and advanced automation applications. The system is making its public debut this week at Electronica 2022 in Munich, Germany.


"Factor 202 offers excellent options for industrial customers who require performant computing in a flexible format that caters to their needs," says Raspberry Pi Director of Applications, Roger Thornton. "We're very pleased that OnLogic has chosen Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 to provide the reliable and powerful compute on which their new product is built."


Factor 202 is a compact, passively cooled computing device intended for use as an industrial gateway, automation controller or edge computer. In addition to the Raspberry Pi CM4, the system features an operating temperature range of -20 to 60°C, options for DIN Rail or wall mounting, and 8-24V power input. Onboard digital I/O, as well as additional analog inputs allow for a wide range of devices to be interfaced, and an available 2.7 inch capacitive touchscreen can be used to provide status updates and system control. The device can also be powered via an ethernet cord utilizing PoE Power Delivery (PoE-PD), enabling single cable installation to provide both network access and power to the device.


"When Raspberry Pi unveiled the CM4, they mentioned that over half of the Raspberry Pi computers sold were being used for industrial and commercial applications," says OnLogic Senior Product Manager, Mike Walsh. "The reaction to the launch of our Factor 201 system earlier this year showed us just how excited industrial users are to have a solution built with their needs in mind. The Factor 202 takes everything that makes the Factor 201 so special and adds additional connectivity and an available built-in user interface, allowing for even more device and deployment customization."


Features and Specifications


OnLogic's custom carrier board provides the Factor 202 with connectivity and expansion designed to accommodate a wide range of applications. Meanwhile, multiple memory and storage options allow users to match the device to the unique demands of their project.


Factor 202 specs:


  • Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72 64-bit SoC

  • Up to 8 GB onboard LPDDR4 memory

  • Up to 32 GB onboard eMMC storage

  • Up to 2 TB of M.2 2280 SATA storage

  • 2x 1 GbE LAN

  • 1x USB 3.2

  • 2x USB 2.0

  • 1x RS-232/422/485

  • 1x HDMI

  • 16x digital inputs

  • 16x digital outputs

  • 4x analog inputs

  • 2x RTD inputs

  • I2C, SPI, and serial interfaces

  • 1x USB-C for CM4 management

  • Optional Wi-Fi or 4G LTE

  • 2.7 in. capacitive touchscreen

 

More information about the Factor 202 is available by visiting www.onlogic.com/factor200, or reaching out to an OnLogic Solution Specialist at +1 802 861 2300, or by emailing info@onlogic.com. 

11.16.2022

Our dream fanless CPU cooler







We believe that between the $110 Noctua NH-P1 and the $15 Alpine 12 Passive there is room for a $80 option designed for 65W processors. Granted, this 1kg circular heat sink featuring 8mm copper heat pipes and thick perforated aluminum fins would be quite challenging to manufacture. In fact, it would probably need peripheral reinforcement to retain its structural integrity. But such a cooler could a game changer. Special thanks to the amazingly talented Noah Beerstecher for these renders based on our 2018 sketch.

11.15.2022

Fanless NUC 11 Essential - no assembly required




AtlastSolutions is a reliable UK-based PC builder and offers the latest Jasper Lake-powered NUC 11 Essential inside the Akasa Newton CAC chassis from 565 euros. The completely silent PC features the capable Pentium N6005 (4C / 4T up to 3.30 GHz) and can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The compact and rugged aluminum case protects the motherboard, and acts as a heat sink to dissipate heat.

Source AtlastSolutions 

Update: Akasa celebrates 25 years, unveils new logo and website. Congratulations to our friends and partners!


Update #2: The Akasa booth at Electronica München.