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The new UP 4000 aims to Bridge the Gap to the Next Generation UP Board

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AAEON blends the traditional and modern by introducing the up 4000 which is which is the follow-up to the revolutionary Up Board. With the same classic design of its predecessor and incorporating the classic form factor of its predecessor, this UP 4000 gives users upgrades in processor power, I/O capacity and expansion options yet it is fully compatible with the UP Board systems.

It is worth noting the 30% improvement in processor speeds that are available using up 4000’s Intel(r) Pentium(r) N4200or Celeron(r) N3350and Atom(tm) E3950 Processor SoC (formerly Apollo Lake). In addition there’s an improvement of twofold in 3D graphic performance thanks to Intel Gen 9 HD. Intel Gen 9 HD processor graphics software. These improvements give users 1.7 times the single-thread performance when compared against the preceding generation as well as 1.5 times the graphics burst speed.

Although it is true that the UP 4000 represents a great technological advancement in the maker board industry it will also adhere to the original UP Board’s philosophy of closing the gap between the two by offering outstanding value in terms of price. Despite its cost it is a great value. UP 4000 boasts a number of innovative options, including an incredibly strong 6-pin chip that can support audio functions and TPM 2.0 for improved security, and an HDMI 1.4 connector. The introduction of line-in and mic functionality is directly supported by the board. A DP1.2-supporting USB Type-C connector allows dual displays of with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz.

To further balance the heritage of the first-generation UP Board with the more advanced requirements of the customers it serves, AAEON has equipped the UP 4000 with a denser I/O that offers a wide range of expansion options within the identical 3.37″ 2.22″ 2.22″ (85.6mm 56.5mm) 56.5mm) size.

The small board comes with three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and 2 USB 2.0 by way of a 10 pin wafers, and the USB Type-C slot. It also comes with an optional carrier board providing customers with the option of supporting 5G, Wi-Fi and AI modules through the two M.2 key ports.

AAEON considers that the UP 4000 to be the basis for the most advanced solutions that are typically used with the first generation UP Board that include electronic signage devices, Internet of Things along with industrial automation. With its small size and affordable prices The UP 4000 represents the successor to the UP Board, while maintaining the fundamentals that was the most iconic about the first.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.