FanlessTech

7.30.2021

Turing beauty shots






Launched in 2019 for the Intel NUC 8 "Bean Canyon", the Akasa Turing is now available for the NUC 10, NUC 11, and even for the AMD-powered ASUS PN50 / PN51. We campaigned for a vertical NUC case for years and we are thrilled to see it so successful. Granted, its design is controversial, but its cooling performance is simply unparalleled.

7.29.2021

Maxwell Pro beauty shots






Akasa's most powerful heat sink case supports Intel and AMD desktop processors up to 65W TDP. The 3kg aluminum chassis features four 6mm copper heat pipes and is compatible with most mini-ITX motherboards thanks to an ajustable thermal module. The Maxwell Pro is available for $185 or $299 including PSU.

7.28.2021

Advanced machine vision solutions using OnLogic computers



Global industrial computer manufacturer and IoT solution provider, OnLogic (www.onlogic.com) has announced that leading machine vision experts, Artemis Vision (www.artemisvision.com), are using OnLogic computers to build solutions for quality control inspection, dimensioning, and smart logistics. The Artemis Vision projects combine the company's experience in creating holistic machine vision solutions, with OnLogic's proven industrial computing hardware to ensure dependable operation.


"The quality and reliability we help our clients deliver needs to be backed by dependable system components," says Reed Schneider, Machine Vision Engineer at Artemis Vision. "That's why we turned to OnLogic to provide us with the first-class hardware they're known for. In these solutions, OnLogic computers do it all."


Artemis Vision is using OnLogic computers for a number of projects, including the RaPTr (Rapid Pallet Tracker), a smart logistics solution used to automatically scan and track barcodes on pallets as they pass through warehouse checkpoints like dock doors. RaPTr drastically improves fulfillment speed and accuracy by eliminating slow and error-prone manual scanning. The system is built on OnLogic's Helix 500 industrial computer platform.


Another Artemis Vision solution enables automatic dimensioning of flooring tiles. The embedded OnLogic computer receives, calibrates, and mosaics images from four high resolution cameras for consistent measurement of varying sizes and materials, providing reliable data and product quality control for the end customer.


OnLogic industrial computers are also utilized by Artemis Vision for a device which automates the inspection of woven and braided products. The solution helps to avoid missed quality issues, eliminate the need for manual monitoring and inspection, and reduces scrap rates that result from catching defects too late. The dimensioning and quality inspection solutions both leverage the power and flexibility of the OnLogic Karbon 700 rugged computer.


"The combination of computers, cameras and machine learning is revolutionizing virtually every industry," says OnLogic Account Manager, Pete Pikulski. "The amazing solutions Artemis Vision is pioneering require hardware that's not only reliable, but also flexible enough to be utilized to power whatever they design next. Our Rugged Karbon Series and Industrial Helix Series are a perfect fit in both size and capabilities." More details about the Artemis Vision solutions powered by OnLogic computers are available by visiting www.onlogic.com/markets/case-studies/. 

Intel's exciting roadmap

7.27.2021

Climate-neutral PrimeMini Slim 2 launched




"The PrimeMini Slim 2 is one of our thinnest mini PCs. It is just 3.8 centimetres high, including the feet. In combination with the super-flat custom-made Vesa mount, the PrimeMini Slim 2 can be positioned almost anywhere. The 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor ensures excellent performance and guarantees the availability of the latest CPU features.

With a full-size HDMI and a full-size DisplayPort interface, installing multiple screens is child’s play. Like all PrimeMinis, the PrimeMini Slim 2 is equipped with high-quality SSDs for storage. Up to 32GB RAM provide constant performance. The Wi-Fi is installed as standard. Whether with Windows or Linux, the PrimeMini Slim 2 shines with its compatibility.

By supporting selected projects, we fully offset the average of 453.7kg of CO2e emitted during the manufacturing, distribution and first 5 years of operation of your PrimeMini Slim 2. This makes your PrimeMini Slim 2 100% climate-neutral."

Source: Prime Computer

7.26.2021

Jasper Lake ASUS PN41 available




The Jasper Lake PN41 is now available as a Windows 10 PC featuring 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD for £269.99. The fanless NUC features the 6W Celeron N5100, 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6, and 24/7 reliability. In other good news, the Jasper Lake GIGABYTE BRIX featuring the entry-level Celeron N4500 (GB-BMCE-4500C) is now listed on CCL Computers.

7.23.2021

Beast Canyon NUC: The complete specs





The NUC 11 Extreme AKA Beast Canyon is the final evolution of the original 4x4-inch mini desktop. Powered by 45W and 65W Tiger Lake chips this 8-liter monster supports a 12-inch graphics card. At this time it's unclear if a third-party fanless case will be available (fingers crossed). Beast Canyon will ship in September.

7.22.2021

Throwback Thursday: ZALMAN FX70




Only a year after the trainwreck that was the FX100, ZALMAN launched a more conventional fanless CPU cooler at CES 2014. The nickel-plated FX70 featured six 6mm heat pipes and a unique array of cooling fins. The $50 cooler was a decent performer and was surprisingly light at only 530g. Unfortunately, the FX70 was discontinued in 2017. We do think there's room for a $50 fanless cooler between the $15 Arctic Alpine 12 and the $110 Noctua NH-P1.

7.21.2021

Fanless OpenBSD desktop




"I already had my heart set on the Streacom DB4 fanless case, though I waffled a bit between the black and titanium colors before choosing black. The case as-is can dissipate enough heat for a 65W processor, though Streacom offers a separate heat-pipe add-on that can support up to 110W. I purchased a Streacom ST-ZF240 ZeroFlex 240W PSU because it was also fanless. I’ve used a nanoPSU before but heard coil whine from it so I didn’t want to go that route again.

I didn’t quite appreciate how large and heavy the DB4 case is until it arrived. Fully assembled with everything in it, it weighs over 20 pounds and has a footprint of 10”x10”x11”. The main bulk of the case is held up 2” off the surface by two large feet, which only leaves 2” between the motherboard and my table. This makes it a bit difficult to plug in certain cables like a DisplayPort cable with a large connector, but my desk has a grommet in the corner where the case sits so the majority of the cables can pass straight down through the desk."

Source: Joshua Stein

7.20.2021

N-FRAME-ITX build




Noctua's fanless CPU cooler looks absolutely insane, and we're here for it. This i9-10900K build features the NH-P1, a passively-cooled GeForce GT 1030, SilverStone's tiny NJ450-SXL power supply, and the Japan-made N-FRAME-ITX. It seems like more and more people are getting it, fanless open-air builds are the way to go.

Source: Asama Sakuya