TAIPEI, TAIWAN –Dec. 3, 2015 - Portwell, Inc., (www.portwell.com.tw), a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a Premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, announces today the Portwell WADE-8017, which adopts the Mini-ITX form factor and utilizes 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors. The new WADE-8017 is designed to provide high performance and flexibility for functional expansion, and is ideal for applications in gaming, kiosk, digital signage, medical/healthcare, defense and industrial automation and control.
The 6th generation Intel Core processors are manufactured on Intel’s leading 14nm manufacturing process technology and deliver enhanced performance at the lowest power levels ever. Portwell is using these performance enhancements and other processor features to create a series of products that provide smart security, cost-saving management, and intelligent performance for industrial platforms. Portwell’s WADE-8017 uses the Intel® Q170 chipset and the 6th generation Intel Core processors in an LGA1151 socket. The processors support two-channel DDR4 DIMMs and PCI Express 3.0 to provide fast memory and I/O performance.
The Intel® Q170 chipset continues to work on the edge of innovation with a new architecture to deliver quality, performance and industry-leading I/O technologies such as PCI Express 3.0 on platforms powered by the 6h generation Intel Core processor family. WADE-8017 is the first Portwell off-the-shelf product utilizing the Intel Q170 Express chipset in a Mini-ITX form factor, and is a good solution for customers to integrate into their industrial embedded systems.
Portwell’s WADE-8017 offers advanced features, including support for the SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) storage specification. It also provides connectors to allow RAID 0/1/5 and 10 modes, and the latest PCIe 3.0 (one PCI Express x16 slot) to enhance speed and bandwidth performance. USB interfaces include the latest USB 3.0 high speed transmission technology which supports 6 USB ports (four USB 3.0 ports on rear IO and two USB 2.0 pin headers on board), as well as two long-DIMM memory slots for DDR4 SDRAM up to 32GB, and ports supporting up to three independent displays, including VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort.
The WADE-8017 Mini-ITX embedded board is equipped with many other industry-oriented interfaces, such as six COM ports, one Mini PCIe (supporting mSATA function) and one M.2 type E slot. The implementation of numerous COM ports enables WADE-8017 to provide multiple controls for legacy systems that are in use in power plants, for example. In addition, customers can choose flexible functions based on Mini PCIe to support storage functions. Mini PCIe and M.2 also provide advanced extensions based on technologies utilized for IoT applications. Once again, Portwell demonstrates its expertise and experience in the IPC field through the development of the WADE-8017 and its implementation all the industry related requirements.