Portwell Launches New Compact, Fanless and Rugged Embedded Computer Systems

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 09, 2020


LYNX-6000 Series functions as Industrial IoT gateways, intelligent edge appliances, and industrial automation controllers.

American Portwell Technology announced the LYNX-6000 Series, a new generation of industrial IoT gateway solutions; palm-sized, fan-less PCs based on Intel Celeron N3350 CPU (formerly Apollo Lake platform) and certified by Microsoft Azure IoT that provides a scalable infrastructure for data, virtual machines, server, and front-end applications.

Through modular design, LYNX-6000 Series features a combination of modern and legacy I/O connectivity, plus an additional proprietary expansion slot allows LYNX-6000 Series to enable I/O connectivity and offers ideal system functionality via various add-on I/O options.

Features of the LYNX-6110 basic model include:

  • Intel Celeron N3350 processor (Apollo Lake platform);
  • Onboard 4GB LPDDR4 DRAM (up to 8GB);
  • Onboard 32GB eMMC 5.0 (up to 256GB);
  • Operation at <10W for energy efficiency;
  • 2x GbE LAN, 2x USB 3.0, 1x DP with resolution up to 4K;
  • 1x M.2 Key E 2230 for wireless module;
  • Wide power input ranges from 12-30 VDC;
  • Ruggedized, fan-less, and advanced thermal design;
  • DIN-rail and wall mount options;
  • Certified with heavy industry EMC and EMI class B;
  • Optional wide operating temperature support and customized appearance service.

LYNX-612E with legacy industrial control interfaces is designed as a software-defined gateway for a variety of industrial automation environments. In addition to common features, it includes 1x Full-size Mini-PCIe, 1x M.2 key B 2242 for expansion (such as storage, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), 1x RS-232, and 1x RS-232/422/485 (BIOS configurable).

LYNX-612G is designed for the compact IoT gateway that requires I/O ports for expansion or connectivity. In addition to the common features, it includes 1x Mini-PCIe and 1x M.2 key B 2242 for expansion (such as storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LoRa, or LTE modules), 2x RS-232 and 4x USB 2.0.

With modularized I/O options, LYNX-6000 Series can function with a variety of different applications. The compact system is equipped with interfaces for data acquisition and server connection. Various communication ports help connectivity for machines-to-machines; wireless function is also available for remote controllability and manageability.

Portwell's LYNX-6000 Series measures at 100 x 53.5 x 92 mm, a small palm-size form factor that is ideal for fitting into limited spaces.

For more information, visit: https://portwell.com/index.html

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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