AAEON’s BOXER-6617-ADN-A Durable and Rugged Industrial PC Designed For Challenging Environments

In this article:

  1. BOXER-6617-ADN: Uniting Robust Industrial Hardware with Power-Efficient Processing
  2. Other AAEON Entry-Level Box PCs
  3. Features Summary
  4. Possible Applications

BOXER-6617-ADN: Uniting Robust Industrial Hardware with Power-Efficient Processing

The BOXER-6617-ADN, is a durable and rugged industrial PC designed for challenging environments. As the latest addition to the Entry-Level Fanless Box PCs, this embedded PC boasts the capabilities of Intel® Core™ i3-N305, Intel Atom® x7211E, and Intel® Processor N-series processors (formerly Alder Lake-N).

Featuring models equipped with the Intel® Core™ i3-N305 processor SKU, the BOXER-6617-ADN harnesses up to 8 cores and 8 threads of computing power, thanks to its highly efficient 15W processor. With up to 32GB of SODIMM-based DDR5 RAM memory, the PC caters to applications demanding high-speed communication with external devices, making it ideal for AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot), smart city, and CNC device solutions.

The BOXER-6617-ADN offers versatile I/O options, including six DB-9 ports with RS-232/422/485 functionality, dual 2.5GbE LAN, dual HDMI, and a 10-pin terminal block for peripheral device connectivity. This makes it an excellent choice for industrial machine control applications.

Designed for harsh industrial environments, the BOXER-6617-ADN operates in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 70°C, with a fanless body providing reliability. Its wide 9V ~ 36V DC input range, coupled with circuit protection, ensures robust performance even in challenging conditions with high levels of vibration and shock.

Storage flexibility is a key feature, with SSD-based storage options through a 2.5″ SATA HDD and an M.2 2280 M-Key slot, providing expansion capabilities for storage-intensive applications. Additionally, M.2 E and B-Key slots support 5G, Wi-Fi, and LTE connectivity, enabling seamless edge-to-cloud data exchange and wireless communication with industrial machinery.

Other AAEON Entry-Level Box PCs

BOXER-6646-ADP: Unleashing 12th/13th Gen Intel® Core™ Power in a Compact, Fanless Marvel

This compact, fanless system seamlessly integrates the strength of 12th/13th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, offering a powerful, efficient, and expandable all-purpose solution.

Measuring a mere 8.66” x 6.06” x 2.42” (220mm x 154mm x 61.6mm), the BOXER-6646-ADP is a high-performance marvel equipped with dual-channel DDR5 RAM support and Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics. Designed for flexibility across diverse vertical markets, it features multiple 2.5GbE LAN ports, three 10Gbps USB 3.2 slots, and a quadruple display interface with HDMI 1.4 and DP 1.4.

Despite its compact size, the BOXER-6646-ADP offers exceptional expansion options. The chassis includes a bottom-side service window for easy access to M.2 3052, M.2 2230, and M.2 2280 expansion ports, streamlining the installation of 5G, Wi-Fi, and NVMe modules.

Engineered with enhanced ruggedisation, akin to the larger BOXER-6645-ADS, the BOXER-6646-ADP is ideal for deployment in harsh environments. With a wide DC input range of 10 ~ 35V and an operating temperature range of -4°F ~140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C), it excels in industrial AMR and automation applications.

Key protective features include reverse power protection, over/under-voltage and current protection, along with surge and short-circuit protection, ensuring stable operation in settings with variable power supply sources.

The BOXER-6645-ADS is a Computing Powerhouse with Unlimited Potential

“Empowering Industrial Excellence: Unveiling AAEON’s BOXER-6645-ADS with 12th/13th Gen Intel® Core™ Power”

AAEON’s BOXER-6645-ADS is a leading industrial with processing power, I/O volume, and expandability.

Unleash the potential of up to 16 cores and 24 threads through the formidable 12th/13th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/i9 processors, positioning the BOXER-6645-ADS as the go-to choice for applications demanding high-performance computing. This powerful processor platform integrates advanced technologies, including Intel® DL Boost, Time Coordinated Computing, and Enhanced SpeedStep® Technology.

Designed for extreme environments, the BOXER-6645-ADS boasts an operating temperature range of -4°F ~140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C), anti-shock, and vibration features within a fanless chassis, ensuring continuous operation in the harshest deployment conditions.

In addition to its durability, the BOXER-6645-ADS features abundant I/O options to leverage its Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, offering up to eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports and six DB-9 ports. Expansion options include M.2 3052 and M.2 2230 Key slots to accommodate 5G and Wi-Fi modules, solidifying its position as the market leader.  AAEON envisions the BOXER-6645-ADS as the preferred solution for Smart City and Industry 4.0 applications.

Complementing its power and ruggedness, the BOXER-6645-ADS delivers incredible speed with a dual-channel SODIMM slot supporting DDR5 4800MHz. This results in a 50% increase in bandwidth and data rate transfer speed. Paired with low-latency transmittance capabilities and display interfaces like HDMI 1.4b and DP1.4a ports, the BOXER-6645-ADS emerges as an ideal candidate for deployment as an edge-server for IoT Gateway use.


BOXER-6643-TGU: Unleashing the Power of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ in a Compact Industrial System.

The AAEON’s BOXER-6643-TGU is a compact industrial system powered by the robust 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors. This rugged and versatile system is engineered to excel in challenging environments, delivering unparalleled performance to fuel industrial embedded applications.

As a trailblazer in embedded solutions, AAEON introduces the BOXER-6643-TGU, designed for wide deployment across tough environments. This compact industrial system leverages the capabilities of the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors, formerly Tiger Lake, offering a wide operating temperature range and 5G support. It serves as an ideal solution for embedded controllers and Industrial IoT (IIoT) gateway applications.

Powered by the 11th Generation Intel Core U processors, the BOXER-6643-TGU boasts enhanced performance, supported by innovative Intel technologies that ensure accurate and secure data processing. With a maximum memory capacity of 64 GB, users can harness the full processing potential of the system. The inclusion of Intel® Iris® Xe embedded graphics enables powerful GPU processing for AI and Edge Computing industrial applications. The system’s dual HDMI ports support 4K high-definition video on two monitors, making it perfect for digital signage applications.

The BOXER-6643-TGU excels in I/O specifications, featuring two LAN ports (2.5 Gbps and 1.0 Gbps) for quick communication in real-time processing and control. Expansion slots accommodate wireless networks, including Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G cellular communication. With four USB3.2 Gen 2 slots, dual COM ports, and 8-channel DIO, the system provides extensive connectivity options.

Storage flexibility is a key feature, with options including mSATA and NVMe, as well as a SATA III port directly connected to the board, ensuring stability in high-vibration environments. The 2.5” SATA drive is easily installable and maintainable, with a slide-out tray located on the side of the system. Easy access panels on the bottom facilitate quick additions or upgrades of expansion cards and memory modules.

Designed for deployment anywhere, the BOXER-6643-TGU features a compact form factor and rugged construction. Its fan-less design keeps out dust and contaminants, providing an operating temperature range of -20°C to 60°C. With a cable-free design, the system is suitable for high-vibration environments, ensuring reliability.

Raven Hsu, Product Manager with AAEON’s System Platform Division, emphasises, “The BOXER-6643-TGU delivers great performance and value, offering the latest Intel embedded CPUs in a platform that is both rugged and meets the requirements of our clients. With tough, compact construction and a high-performance processor, it addresses the computing needs of embedded applications while offering flexibility and scalability to bring AI to industrial operations.”

Features Summary

  1. BOXER-6617-ADN:
    • Processor Options: Intel® Core™ i3-N305, Intel Atom® x7211E, Intel® Processor N-series processors (formerly Alder Lake-N).
    • Processor Cores/Threads: Up to 8 cores and 8 threads.
    • Memory: Up to 32GB DDR5 SODIMM-based high-bandwidth memory.
    • Connectivity: Six DB-9 ports, dual 2.5GbE LAN, dual HDMI, 10-pin terminal block.
    • Storage: SSD-based storage through a 2.5″ SATA HDD and an M.2 2280 M-Key slot.
    • Temperature Range: -20°C to 70°C.
    • Power Input: 9V ~ 36V DC input range with circuit protection.
    • Rugged Features: Fanless design, engineered to withstand high levels of vibration and shock.
  2. BOXER-6646-ADP:
    • Processor: 12th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.
    • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics.
    • Connectivity: Multiple 2.5GbE LAN ports, three 10Gbps USB 3.2 slots, quadruple display interface (HDMI 1.4 and DP 1.4).
    • Expansion Options: M.2 3052, M.2 2230, and M.2 2280 expansion ports.
    • Size: Compact dimensions of 8.66” x 6.06” x 2.42”.
    • Temperature Range: -4°F ~140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C).
    • Power Protection: Reverse power protection, over/under-voltage and current protection, surge and short-circuit protection.
  3. BOXER-6645-ADS:
    • Processor: 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/i9 processors (up to 16 cores and 24 threads).
    • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics.
    • I/O Features: Eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports, six DB-9 ports, M.2 3052 and M.2 2230 Key slots.
    • Memory: Dual-channel SODIMM slot supporting DDR5 4800MHz.
    • Temperature Range: -4°F ~140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C).
    • Rugged Features: Fanless design, anti-shock and vibration features.
  4. BOXER-6643-TGU:
    • Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors.
    • Memory: Up to 64GB of memory.
    • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe embedded graphics.
    • Connectivity: Two LAN ports (2.5 Gbps and 1.0 Gbps), expansion slots for wireless networks (Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G).
    • Storage: Multiple storage options including mSATA, NVMe, and SATA III.
    • Temperature Range: -20°C to 60°C.
    • Rugged Features: Fan-less design, compact form factor, cable-free design suitable for high-vibration environments.

These embedded PCs are designed for various industrial applications, including automation, smart city solutions, edge computing, and industrial IoT. They offer a range of processing power, connectivity options, and rugged features to meet the demands of harsh industrial environments.

Possible Applications

Each of the mentioned industrial embedded PC models from AAEON is designed for specific applications due to their features, performance, and ruggedness. Here are potential applications for each model:

  1. BOXER-6617-ADN:
    • Industrial Machine Control: Utilize the BOXER-6617-ADN for precise control and monitoring of industrial machines, ensuring efficient and reliable operations.
    • Automated Mobile Robots (AMR): Enable the seamless integration of AMRs into industrial workflows, enhancing automation and navigation capabilities.
    • Smart City Solutions: Leverage the robustness of BOXER-6617-ADN for smart city applications, such as traffic management and environmental monitoring.
    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Devices: Power CNC machines with the computing capabilities of BOXER-6617-ADN for accurate and high-performance machining.
    • Industrial Automation: Enhance industrial automation processes by deploying the BOXER-6617-ADN in control and monitoring systems.
  2. BOXER-6646-ADP:
    • Edge Computing: Deploy the BOXER-6646-ADP for efficient edge computing, processing data closer to the source for reduced latency and improved response times.
    • Industrial Automation: Power automation systems with the high-performance capabilities of BOXER-6646-ADP, ensuring smooth and reliable operation.
    • Smart City Solutions: Facilitate data exchange and wireless communication in smart city infrastructure using the versatile connectivity options of BOXER-6646-ADP.
    • High-Performance Industrial Embedded Applications: Address the demands of industrial embedded applications requiring robustness and processing power.
  3. BOXER-6645-ADS:
    • Industrial Automation: Employ the BOXER-6645-ADS for automation tasks, providing robust computing power for control and monitoring systems.
    • Machine Vision: Enhance machine vision applications with the processing capabilities and reliable performance of BOXER-6645-ADS.
    • Edge Computing: Utilize the BOXER-6645-ADS for edge computing, processing data at the source for quick decision-making in industrial environments.
    • Data Processing and Control Systems: Power data-intensive applications and control systems with the high-performance features of BOXER-6645-ADS.
    • Robotics and Automated Manufacturing: Enable robotics and automated manufacturing processes with the computing prowess and connectivity options of BOXER-6645-ADS.
  4. BOXER-6643-TGU:
    • Embedded Controller Applications: Utilize the BOXER-6643-TGU for embedded control applications, ensuring reliable and efficient control in various industrial scenarios.
    • Industrial IoT (IIoT) Gateway: Enable seamless connectivity and data exchange in IIoT applications with the versatile communication options of BOXER-6643-TGU.
    • Digital Signage: Power digital signage solutions with the compact design and high-performance graphics capabilities of BOXER-6643-TGU.
    • Real-Time Processing and Control: Ensure real-time processing and control in industrial applications using the robust computing power of BOXER-6643-TGU.

High-Performance Industrial Embedded Applications: Address the computing needs of industrial embedded applications with the durability and scalability of BOXER-6643-TGU.

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