Held February 7 – 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center, ATX West is the premiere advanced manufacturing event showcasing the latest industrial automation and robotics for Industry 4.0. Premio Inc. is set to launch its RCO-1000-EHL Fanless Mini Industrial computer supported by Intel® 11th Generation Celeron® J Series (Elkhart Lake) Processors at ATX West. The RCO-1000-EHL is the newest addition to Premio’s industrial low-power, fanless mini computers (RCO-1000 series), providing significant performance boosts to space-limited applications ranging from industrial controls, automation systems, telematics, transportation, and surveillance deployments at the rugged edge.
“With the proliferation of data generation from IoT sensors and devices at the rugged edge, IT to OT convergence models can benefit from industrial fanless computers for x86 processing, storage, and wireless connectivity,” said Dustin Seetoo, product marketing director Premio. “The RCO-1000-EHL addresses specific demands for size, durability, and increased performance in a compact size.”
The RCO-1000-EHL computer is a system-on-chip (SoC) design that provides a 60% increase in overall processing performance over its RCO-1000-J1900 predecessor. The palm-sized base model measures 150mm x 105mm x 49mm (WxDxH), making it one of the smallest industrial computers available. Despite its modest size, the RCO-1000-EHL boasts maximum reliability in the harshest industrial environments. Its fanless and cableless design brings enhanced durability, allowing for reliability in broad temperature ranges, wide input voltages, and resistance to shock and vibration.
Industrial Grade Features:
- Wide Operating Temperature: -25oC – 70oC
- Shock & Vibration Resistance: 50G & 5Grms (MIL-STD-810G)
- Wide Voltage Input: 9 – 36VDC
- Over Current & Over Voltage Protection
The Intel® Celeron® J6413 10-nanometer chip in a low 10W TDP supports the RCO-1000-EHL. The processor delivers up to 4 cores, producing high performance in a low-power IIoT solution. The Elkhart Lake generation chip boosts up to 2.3x single and multi-thread performance, 5x graphic performance with integrated Intel® UHD graphics, and 4x more memory capacity over the previous RCO-1000-J1900. With this release, the RCO-1000-EHL can support complex software applications, enable up to three independent 4K displays, and has 15 years of embedded lifecycle support.
A differentiating feature of the RCO-1000-EHL series is the ability for modular I/O customization through Premio’s proprietary add-on modules. With up to 3x modular I/O slots, system integrators can choose from several I/O options to meet deployment requirements.
The base model of the RCO-1000-EHL also comes standard with 2x LAN (1x 2.5 GbE, 1x Gbe LAN), 4x USB (3x 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB 2.0), and 2x COM ports. The internal expansion provides 1x full-size mini PCIe, 1x 2.5″ SATA SSD/HDD Bay, 1x M.2 B-Key for edge AI acceleration, and 4G/5G wireless modules.
Embedded CAN bus onboard allows direct communication with other machines and network devices. The optional power ignition module prevents loss of sensitive data in automotive settings, hardware security with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0, dual SIM sockets for data telemetry (4G/LTE & 5G), and flexible mounting choices (DIN-Rail, Side mount, Wall mount, and VESA).
“As a manufacturer of industrial computers, Premio is committed to delivering scalable computing solutions that require ultimate reliability in the harshest environments,” Seetoo added. “Key features such as the latest x86 processors, modular I/O options, and fanless cooling designs enable our OEM and system integration customers with a well-rounded computing solution for 24/7 operation.”
With the rapidly growing and diverse requirements that industrial rugged edge applications are facing, the RCO-1000-EHL is a powerful and low-power choice in helping enterprises gain a competitive edge in implementing their rugged edge or AI/machine learning applications.