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January 23, 2023

Polywell Computers launches the advanced Nano-U12L2C 12th generation embedded computer

Despite usual and natural lag in latest technology innovations in embedded computers, the demand for high-performance workhorses is growing in this market niche.

Meeting this demand Polywell Computers has launched the feature rich and powerful Nano-U12L2C system based on Intel® Alder Lake-u/p Platform (SOC).

It supports the wide range of the new 12th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 with P and U specifications CPUs. The CPUs with U suffix in the SKU are specifically designed for embedded systems and demonstrate the impressive 15W only max TDP. For less processing power hungry applications Intel® Pentium® Gold 8505 or Intel® Celeron® 7305 may be used as well.

The Nano-U12L2C has two SO-DIMM slots for up to 64 GB of high-speed 3200 MHz DDR4 memory.

The graphic subsystem of the system is a simply a boon for Digital Signage system builders as well as for video surveillance systems and videowall architects. It supports quad displays: 2 x HDMI 2.0, max. resolution up to 4096×2160 4K at 60Hz; 1 x DP 1.4, max. resolution up to 8K at 60Hz and 1 x Type-C (ThunderBolt 4.0), supporting DP 1.4 or HDMI 2.1. There is even one backup eDP header on the motherboard for versatility seekers, but it may only work instead of one of the the listed above. Anyway, the system with four video outputs may definitely be a cost effective solution for many applications. Any display input port discrepancies may be easily resolved with appropriate cable adapters.

The PC has a hardware watchdog that controls system hang-up, which is especially valuable in industrial, Digital Signage and video surveillance applications that involve a maintenance-free operating scheme.

The Nano-U12L2C has two Intel® I226v 2.5Gigabit (10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s) network adapters that supports network wake-up (WOL) and remote diskless operating system boot (PXE boot). The system is equipped with a Wi-Fi + BT module with Wi-Fi 6 capability.

The storage subsystem includes 1 x SATA 6Gb/s and 2 x M.2 2280 (for SATA-6Gb/s or PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe) ports which is more that enough for building virtually any kind of storage you might need.

The model is equipped with six USB ports (4 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0). There is also one USB 2.0 header on the motherboard that can be used for two more USB 2.0 ports. However, this header may also be used for other peripherals. For example, one can attach third party PCIe LTE modules to them using PCIe-to-USB adapters. The system also has one RS-232 header on the motherboard, which means it may also have a serial port if needed.

It can also be delivered in a new fanless Nano-F15 chassis which not only provides quiet operation and reduced power consumption, but also allows the system to work in dusty environments including conductive dust.

The Nano-U12L2C (as well as all Polywell Computers mini-PCs) is made of industrial grade components. This ensures the high reliability of the computer and openly declared MTBF of 100000 hours, which is a unique offer in the market.

The Nano-U12L2C is capable to withstand harsh environments:

  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +55 C°
  • Non-operating temperature: -20 to 70 C°
  • Vibration – Operating: 9.8 m/s2 (1.0G) 5 to 500 Hz
  • Vibration – Non operating: 49 m/s2 (5.0G) 15 to 500 Hz
  • Shock – Operating: 3,920 m/s2 (400G) 2 ms
  • Shock – Non-Operating: 8,820 m/s2 (900G) 1 ms
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

The system can be shipped with MS Windows 10/11, Windows IoT, Linux. It can be used in a wide variety of embedded applications including but not limited to Digital Signage, artificial intelligence, edge computing, healthcare, network security, video surveillance, as a media player, embedded computer in information kiosks and other devices, etc.

Polywell Computers, Inc. (on the market since 1987) is one of the oldest and best-known manufacturers of computer equipment. The company is widely known not only in the United States, but also in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Polywell Computers returned to EMEA market with mini industrial grade PCs for different purposes. Our company’s PCs have all the necessary permits. Some systems are certified for Stratodesk operating system.

The company has built its reputation by becoming a recognized leader in the PC market. Its products regularly participate in tests conducted by the most respected computer publications. The company regularly receives many awards, such as PC World’s Best Buy, PC Magazine-Editor’s Choice, and Infoworld-Buyers’ Assurance Seals.

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