2023-09-15 149 View

KIWI310: Opening a Gate to the World of Industrial Compact Solutions

The arrival of the digital age has driven a notable increase in demand for embedded systems, a technological paradigm shift that has redefined industries around the world. In this competitive field, manufacturers are immersed in finding a balance between product size and quality. While the pursuit of size efficiency remains important, maintaining the integrity and excellence of the products is equally crucial. In particular, in the midst of this challenge, there are those, like KIWIboard, that has emerged as a pioneer, taking advantage of the obstacles of the digital age and transforming them into opportunities. KIWIboard stands out as one of the first visionaries to “open a window” into the realm of compact solutions, effectively closing the gap between innovation and practicality.

Among the various offerings in the extensive KIWIboard product line, the KIWI310 model stands out as a reliable industrial solution, presented in a compact 1.8” format. This single-board computer, powered by the Intel Celeron N3350 processor and utilizing the robust x86 architecture, distinguishes itself not only by offering industrial-grade reliability but also by significantly improving productivity compared to its counterparts.

KIWI310 for Reliable Industrial Solutions

Available Models

KIWIboars understanding the needs of the market, currently offers two models:

  • KIWI310-J1B-H (eMMC – 32 GB, RAM – 2 GB)
  • KIWI310-J2C-H (eMMC – 64 GB, RAM – 4 GB)

Compact Form Factor Design

The KIWI310 is a gem of innovation with its impressively reduced size, measuring just 85 x 56 mm. This small form factor has made it an exceptional choice for deployment within environments where space is at a premium. Whether it's fitting into compact industrial machinery, integrating seamlessly into IoT devices, or becoming an integral part of embedded systems, the KIWI310's compact dimensions enable it to be used even in the most confined spaces. Its ability to offer high performance and advanced functionality within such a diminutive frame has opened up a world of possibilities for those seeking to optimize their projects in space-constrained scenarios.

Elevated Digital Interfaces

For effortless peripheral integration, including sensors and expansion modules, the KIWI310 is reinforced with a 40-pin connector enriched with UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO, and PWM capabilities. A standout feature is the modern M.2 Key E interface, presented in the compact 2230 form factor, packed with USB 2.0 and PCIe compatibility. Notably, this slot supports modern Wi-Fi or LTE modules, allowing for advanced connectivity options. Additionally,  this interface opens the door for AI applications through the HAILO 8 card.

Unlike typical office alternatives, which often rely on micro SD cards (a potential vulnerability with implications for industrial compatibility), the KIWI310 features inherent eMMC memory (32GB or 64GB depending on the model). This integral feature enhances the security level of the design, adding an additional layer of reliability.

KIWI310  Top View - Interfaces

Enhanced PCB Design

Manufactured with a base of industrial quality components, the KIWI310 promises high durability and resistance to work even in the most hostile environments. In particular, the robust assembly features densely packed components and solid capacitors, recognized for their long life and exceptional performance over a wide temperature spectrum, unlike traditional electrolytic capacitors. This transition to solid capacitors also means increased safety, a primary concern in the industrial landscape.

A notable aspect is the meticulous elimination of cables, connectors, and other mechanical elements, with the exception of the included lithium battery, which guarantees an agile and easy-to-maintain architecture. Further augmenting the value of this engineering marvel there is the aluminum heatsink, an indispensable element for efficiently releasing heat, which is also included in the kit package. For more detailed information about its heatsink, check out our companion blog_post.

KIWI310 and its Aluminium Heatsink 

Protective Enclosure

The enclosure not only adds strength and durability to the kiwi310, but is meticulously crafted from premium quality sheet metal for those seeking the ultimate in elegance - APC208. Its precisely designed holes, strategically located along the periphery of the enclosure, allow for effortless flat surface mounting. Additionally, at your request, a DIN rail version can be adapted to suit installation inside electrical cabinets. This innovation facilitates perfect integration with modular equipment, optimizing the use of space within the industrial framework as it is described in our companion blog_post.

KIWI310 and APC208 Enclosure

Supplying Power

Once more, the KIWI310 underscores its flexibility with a dual power supply option. You can opt for USB Type-C PD (Power Delivery) for standard use, while in industrial settings, it offers the versatility of PoE (Power over Ethernet) with the convenient PoE HAT integration

Optional items for purchase

Power Supply: USB Type C PD Adapter FSP065-A1BR3
Power cord : 59902000030E"

KIWI310 Power adapter + power cable

Why KIWIboard Solutions?

Evidently, the KIWI310 bridges the divide between industrial control excellence and the familiar features of consumer computing. It seamlessly integrates GPIO compatibility akin to the Raspberry Pi, while also embracing the power of x86 applications and Windows. Moreover, it introduces user-friendly conveniences like a Type-C power supply and an M.2 expansion interface, giving them a choice for those with constrained workspaces, budget considerations, or novices seeking a swift path to a full-fledged computing experience.

About KIWIboard

KIWIboard is a complete solutions provider, supporting every aspect of your project from hardware to software and system integration to get your application functioning securely, reliably and at peak performance. KIWIboard builds its products for high reliability, high performance, security, scalability, and versatility so customers can expect extended service life, quickly adapt to evolving system requirements, and adopt future technologies as they emerge.

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