Compulab’s Fitlet3 mini-PC provides Elkhart Lake and triple M.2


Compulab has launched a extremely customizable “Fitlet3” industrial mini-PC that begins at about $260 and runs Linux or Home windows on Elkhart Lake. Customary options embrace 2x GbE, 6x USB, HDMI, mini-DP, FACET growth, and M.2 M-, B- and E-key slots.

Compulab has up to date its five-year previous, Apollo Lake primarily based Fitlet2 mini-PC. The Fitlet3 advances to Intel’s 10nm Elkhart Lake. Other than the a lot sooner Atom x6000 processor, the Fitlet3 ships with as much as 32GB, 3200MT/s DDR4. That’s is twice the RAM of the Fitlet2, which can also be accessible because the Linux Mint optimized MintBox Mini 2.

Fitlet3, back and front (render views)
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The Fitlet3 provides two extra USB ports than the earlier mannequin, with 6x general, and provides an M.2 B-key slot together with the earlier M- and E-key slots. The brand new mannequin additionally provides choices reminiscent of NVMe storage and an remoted serial/GPIO terminal plug, though it seems have misplaced its microSD slot.

As regular with Compulab methods, the Fitlet3 is very customizable, with quite a few a la carte choices you may select from a web-based configurator. Shipments are due in April.

The Fitlet3 begins at about $260 with a dual-core Atom x6211E with 4GB RAM and no storage or WiFi/BT. A mid-range system with a quad-core Celeron J6412, 16GB RAM, 32GB NVMe, and 802.11ac WiFi/BT prices $367, and a completely loaded mannequin with a quad-core, 2.0GHz/3.0GHz Atom x6425E, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe, 64GB M.2 SATA, M.2 LTE, industrial temp assist, audio I/O, a further pair of GbE ports, and serial/GPIO goes for about $876.

The fanless system, which has expanded barely to 132.8 x 100 x 34.8mm and 420 grams, is designed for industrial automation, AI edge computing, and IoT purposes. OS assist contains Ubuntu, the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint, Home windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021, and Home windows 11 Professional.

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Customary options embrace 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.1 (sort unspecified), and 4x USB 2.0 ports. Media options embrace HDMI 1.4b at as much as 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz and dual-mode mini-DP at as much as 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz. There may be an possibility for I2S audio codec with analog audio out and in jacks.

The brand new M.2 B-key 3060 slot permits you to configure the Fitlet3 with each NVMe (M-key) and SATA (M-or B-key) storage. Optionally, the B-key slot might be swapped out for a M.2-based 2.5-inch SATA bay.

Many customers will as an alternative dedicate the B-key slot, which is is accompanied by a micro-SIM tray, to a mobile modem. The B-key slot helps 5G, however Compulab provides solely the 4G LTE Cat7 prepared Sierra Wi-fi EM7411, accessible in US or EMEA/Asia fashions. The M.2 E-key 2230 slot helps as much as Wi-Fi 6E, however ships with an elective Intel AX210 wi-fi module with 802.11ac and BT 5.2.

Fitlet3 inside (left) and aspect view, exhibiting dual-GbE FACET possibility
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Compulab’s homegrown FACET growth slot provides three choices: a dual-GBE module that extends the system to 4x GbE, an SFP+ GbE port, or GbE with PoE (for powering the Fitlet3). We don’t see any choices for two.5GbE, which is accessible on a number of Elkhart Lake embedded PCs, reminiscent of Neousys’ POC-400 and Aaeon’s UP Squared 6000 Edge.

If we’re studying the reason accurately, in the event you select a FACET outfitted system, this replaces the M.2 E-key slot. In that case, you may as an alternative order an onboard WiFi/BT module utilizing the identical Intel AX210 modem. But, this selection doesn’t seem to accessible in the event you use the dual-GbE FACET possibility.

The elective, $12 serial terminal block doesn’t use FACET. This supplies remoted RS-232/422/485 and remoted 2-in/2-out GPIO, for as much as 24V. A programmable LED and Intel TPM 2.0 chip are normal, and a discrete TPM module is elective.

The Fitlet3 is provided with a 7-42VDC, as much as 5A enter with a locking jack, in addition to an influence button and a common AC wall-mount provide. Equipment embrace a distant energy button with 25cm wire, an elective industrial case prime, customized branding and colours, and VESA, DIN-rail, and aspect DIN-rail mounting.

Temperature ranges embrace 0 to 45°C, -20 to 70°, and -40 to 85°C, all with 5-95%, non-condensing humidity tolerance. There’s a 5-year guarantee and 15 years of availability.

Additional info

The Fitlet3 beginning at about $230 to $300 for a lower-end system, ranging as much as over $800. Extra info could also be present in Compulab’s announcement, in addition to the Fitlet3 product web page, and the Fitlet3 procuring web page. Shipments are due in April.


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