GIGABYTE Technology is pleased to announce that its current line-up of EL-20 series IoT Gateway solutions will phase in new Intel Pentium and Celeron processors based on the Braswell D stepping. The Intel Pentium N3710 and Intel Celeron N3060 will be phased in to deliver higher performance on both compute tasks and graphics, while maintaining their current thermal and power envelopes, thanks to improvements of Intel’s 14nm process. The D-stepping Braswell processors now fall under the Intel Embedded Options, delivering longer availability lifetime for those seeking to invest in a long-term platform.
GIGABYTE offers unique performance in its latest generation of IoT Gateway Solutions. All GIGABYTE EL-20 series models offer extended memory ranges allowing IoT implementers to use an unprecedented 16GB of memory in their gateways, upgradable through 2 on board SODIMM slots for DDR3L-1333 or DDR3L-1600. This allows special usage scenarios for digital signage or other autonomous systems have more flexibility at a lower cost, compared to other Pentium or Celeron based solutions
The new Intel Pentium N3710 will increase CPU performance by offering a burst frequency up to 2.56GHz, with a base frequency of 1.6GHz. This increases performance by roughly 7% whilst staying in the SDP (Scenario Design Power) envelope of just 4W. This also allows the EL20-3700-32GB to stay passively cooled while staying at roughly one inch height.
The Celeron powered EL-20-3050 models see huge performance increases with 15% higher burst speeds, up to 2.48GHz. This delivers real-world performance improvements over 17%, based on the Geekbench 32-bit Multi Benchmark. This makes the EL-20-3050 a great value proposition as entry-level IoT Gateway. The EL-20-3050 also support up to 16GB of DDR3L.
The EL-20 products embed these new processors on a high durability motherboard based on the Ultra-compact Form Factor, installed in a fanless, industrial grade aluminium case. With a total size of only 141x108x27mm, the EL-20 feature a large choice of ports and connectivity for its size making it a highly flexible IoT Gateway solution that will excel at its core purpose: bridging the data output of legacy edge systems with cloud-based analytics infrastructures, or signage based services through its 2xHDMI and 1xeDP port.