Tiger Lake expandable DIN rail serves 2.5 GbE with TSN

Advantech’s rugged fanless “UNO-148” DIN Rail PC runs on an 11th Generation U-series processor and offers 2.5 GbE with TSN, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 2x DP, 3x M. 2, mini-PCIe, isolated DIO and COM, and optional SATA and PCIe x4.

UK-based Impulse Embedded has launched Advantech’s UNO-148, a compact, expandable DIN rail industrial computer and IoT gateway that includes 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake ULP processors. The system is also available from other distributors (see end of article) but is listed as “new” by Advantech. Designed for industrial applications including factory automation, traffic management and robotic control, the UNO-148 follows other UNO branded systems such as the 8th generation UNO-238 based on Whiskey Lake .

UNO-148 (left) and with extension models UNO-148-IS2EA and UNO-148-P11EA
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We discovered the product of a EEJournal story about the launch of Impulse. Last month, EEJournal revealed the launch of another Advantech Tiger Lake system offered by Impulse Embedded called EI-52. This smaller, less feature-rich mini-PC is notable for offering the EdgeX Foundry IoT framework.


The UNO-148 and EI-52 follow two other Tiger Lake-U products from Advantech: a DS-085 signal reader and a Mini Type 10 SOM-7583 module. Other compact industrial computers from Tiger Lake include the Tiger Canyon Porcoolpine 190 x 102 x 76mm from SimplyNUC, among others.

The modular 200 x 140 x 35mm UNO-148 is also available in two extension variants which more than double the width. The UNO-148-P11EA model adds a PCIe x4 expansion slot. The UNO-148-IS2EA is equipped with a 2.5-inch SSD storage bay and Advantech’s iDoor expansion port, which can be fitted with modules including storage, GbE (including PoE), without wire, USB, audio, isolated and non-isolated serial and CANBus and FieldBus modules.

The UNO-148 runs Advantech Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) and Win 10 2019 LTSC on three onboard 10nm Tiger Lake ULP “E” models: Core i3, i5 and an i7-1185G7E with 4 cores 1.8 / 4.4 GHz . They incorporate all of Intel’s advanced Iris Xe graphics, which together with the processor cores can be used for AI acceleration.

You can load 8GB to 64GB of DDR4-3200 from two slots. The system has a 2.5 GbE port with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). Other primary ports include 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2, USB 2.0, and 2x DisplayPort 1.4 for resolution up to 7680 x 3840 (8K) at 60Hz.

UNO-148 detailed view
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The UNO-148 is equipped with two 2.5kV isolated terminal blocks: one for 4x RS-232/422/485 and the other for 8 DIO inputs / 8 outputs. Expansion features include a full-size mini-PCIe slot (PCIe / USB 2.0) and an M.2 B-key slot that supports SATA cellular modules in 2242 or 3042/3052 format. The system is additionally equipped with an M.2 M-key slot for a 2280 NVMe (PCIe x4) module. There is also an M.2 dongle for 2230 WiFi / BT modules. A nano-SIM card slot and dual antenna mounts are also available.

Other features include a watchdog, TPM 2.0, DIN rail mounting and 4 LEDs. While we don’t see an RTC listed in the specs, one of the lights is for an RTC battery.

The UNO-148 is powered via a 10-36VDC terminal block with power and reset buttons and a choice of several standard and DIN rail power supplies and cables. Power consumption is listed as 31W (typical) and 55W (max), increasing to a maximum of 61W and 127W for SATA / iDoor and PCIe x4 SKUs, respectively. The system is available with remote out of band (OOB) power management with Advantech iBMC technology.

The IP20 protected computer supports operation from -20 to 60 ° C at 15 W TDP and from -20 to 50 ° C at 22 W, both with a tolerance of 95% relative humidity at 40 ° C. 50G shock protection conforms to IEC 60068-2-27 and 4 Grms vibration resistance to IEC 60068-2-64 (with SSD). Advantech also claims compliance with the IEC 61010-1 safety standard for industrial use.

More information

The UNO-148 is available at an undisclosed price from Integrated pulse UK. Other distributors include Sphinx in Germany and Elkhome Oy in Finland, where a standard non-Windows model with a 250 GB NVMe and a 500 GB SATA SSD costs 1,602 euros ($ 1,851). More information can be found on Advantech product page / a>.

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