Introducing the most compact fanless controller supporting PGA-type 3rd-Gen i7/i5 processor!
Neousys’ Nuvo-3100 series features the dimension of only 210 mm x 165 mm x 59 mm. While other compact fanless controllers adopt low-voltage, BGA-type i7 CPU (17W TDP), Nuvo-3100 supports standard voltage, PGA-type i7/i5/i3 CPU for flexible CPU installation. To solve the tradeoff between heat-sink size and operating temperature, an unique feature, configurable CPU power mode, is developed for Nuvo-3100. According to ambient condition, users can configure the system to operate in maximal performance, reduced perfor-mance or extended temperature mode.
Plenty of I/O functions, such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA, COM ports, mini-PCIe and isolation DIO are provided in Nuvo-3100’s compact chassis. Nuvo-3100VTS, the designated model for in-vehicle applications, further integrates IEEE 802.3at PoE, ignition control and hot-swappable HDD. It carries E-Mark to meet the requirements of European UN regulations for in-vehicle usage.
Nuvo-3100 supports PGA-type CPU to offer greater flexibility of CPU selection. PGA-type processors are with higher CPU power, and therefore introduce higher performance and more heat. To adapt Nuvo-3100 to various environments, we develop an unique function, configurable CPU power mode, to alter CPU power per user’s preference.
By selecting maximal performance, reduced performance or extended temperature mode, users can get adequate performance/temperature configuration according to deployment environment. Below is the table of CPU benchmark v.s. operating temperature in different CPU power mode. Compared to other embedded controllers using i7-3517UE CPU, Nuvo-3100 offers better flexibility and more computing ower without sacrificing thermal reliability.
Nuvo-3100VTS is designed with features for in-vehicle applications. It supports 8~35 VDC input and ignition power control to operate with 12V/24V car battery. Four on-board 802.3at PoE ports make Nuvo-3100VTS an ideal platform for mobile NVR. Its dual SATA ports with RAID support and one hot-swappable HDD tray deliver robust data integrity and convenient storage access. Furthermore, Nuvo-3100VTS is certificated with E-Mark for general in-vehicle requirements.
1. Fleet management
2. Mobile NVR
3. Real-time surveillance/security
4. High-end digital signage
The idea is to allow users to configure system performance/power consumption according to his deployment environment.
There are three alternatives:
- Max Performance: Operate in full power, maximal power consumption
- Reduced Performance: Operate with reduced performance (about 80~85%), lower power consumption
- Extended Temperature: Operate with lowest power consumption and extended operating temperature can be expected.
Then We measure the CPU benchmark using Passmark PerformanceTest and the CPU power consumption using TAT and BIT (BurnInTest).
A reference is Intel i7-3517UE (BGA, 17W TDP), which is usually used in smaller IvyBridge fanless controller.