Mixtile Edge 2 Kit is built around the Edge 2 single-board computer, adding more capabilities such as a customizable enclosure and two external Wi-Fi antennas for rich wireless connectivity. The edge computing device, Edge 2 Kit provides a high-performance ready-to-run IoT edge computer with a 3.5-inch form factor, 6 reserved Antenna ports, expandable with mini-PCIe and M.2 modules, and preload Android 11 and Linux container. It is stable and can be an off-the-shelf product with your application software.
The compact size of the ARM SBC-based Mixtile Edge 2 Kit makes it applicable for a wide variety of small-scale applications and diverse possibilities. Additionally, it offers various interfaces supporting the expansion of dual hard drives, dual network ports, or Hi-Fi music decoding and other functions. It meets the needs of a variety of application scenarios at a low cost.
I/O Ports Details
The IoT edge computer, Edge 2 Kit comes with a quad-core processor, Wi-Fi connectivity, storage, M.2 socket, mini-PCIe socket, display support, and two 16mm 6dbi 2.4G/5.8G antennas providing the users with a barrier-free network anytime, anywhere.
Software-wise, the hardware device has a preinstalled Android system with embedded Linux that delivers a memorable and beyond-expectation experience for developers. The ARM SBC-based Edge 2 Kit provides gigabit Ethernet ports and supports Wi-Fi 6 for a faster IoT network and wider accessibility. Thanks to the onboard Edge 2 single-board computer, this system integrates a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module via AP6275S. The support for Wi-Fi 6 and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.0 enables the interaction with different vendors’ access points with MIMO standards and can accomplish up to a speed of 1200Mbps with the dual-stream. Wi-Fi wakes and enables signals connected to GPIO0 on the board, which can be operating while the device is asleep.
Embedded & Customization
Mixtile Edge 2 Kit provides flexibility for the embedded developers with customization needs and hardware capabilities through its reserved CAN, I2C, and UART internal interfaces.
The onboard system-on-module provides a multi-purpose operating clock frequency of up to 2.0GHz, a neural processing unit with performance up to 0.8 TOPS, a 1080P100 H.264/H.265 video encoder, and 4KP60 H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoder. It enables industry-standard interface RS-485 to meet the compatibility needs of other peripheral expansion and facilitate the connection of various industrial equipment, embedded systems, and edge AI applications. Mixtile’s ARM SBC-based Edge 2 Kit supports various power supply methods such as Type-C PD2.0 power input and SATA power input which can work well with the extended battery pack or centralized power supply.
Under high load/high-frequency situations, Edge 2 kit devices run quietly with no fan inside, this fanless hardware design allows the device to be less disturbed by mechanical parts or dust, enhancing reliability and durability.
Superb Multifunction Composite Interface
U.2 Extension Socket: SATA or PCIe 2.0, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet.
For remote IoT applications, developers usually require long batter life and better power consumption circuitry. To aid IoT developers and solution providers, the battery pack add-on has built-in battery management circuits along with Li-ion battery compatibility.
It connects with the Mixtile Edge 2 Kit via SATA power connector and uses the SMBus to transmit control signals. The 2000 mAh power capacity enables edge developers to deliver long batter hours of up to 12 hours on the Mixtile Edge 2 Kit.
Another add-on device is the Router that has built-in 4-Port gigabit Ethernet Switch and 2-bay 2.5-inch hard drive cage extending the Mixtile Edge 2 Kit into a multifunctional network router with this add-on, Mixtile Edge 2 Kit can support more devices to the internet via a cable uplink, or a LTE uplink.
The developer can also store the data locally with the hard disk that can be installed in the add-on device.
To make your Mixtile Edge 2 Kit a high-definition streaming player, you might want to get this Hi-Fi add-on. The built-in 32-bit 768Khz DAC connects the Mixtile Edge 2 through I2S interface in the U.2 connector, which helps player applications output crystal clear sound via the RCA sockets.
The add-on also features a S/PDIF input connector for compatibility with your existing digital players for backward compatibility with legacy architecture.
Combining off-the-shelf functionality with leading commercial processors delivers the performance, scalability, and interoperability for your most demanding applications.
Network Attached Storage
The home NAS system built with Edge 2 Kit can act as a home backup device, a media streamer, a mail server, a website-hosting device, a BitTorrent box, or a video-surveillance recorder, or any other option that you can think.
Edge 2 kit supports high-speed data transfer rates at low power in a real-time context, along with its leading-edge AI technology. Real-time AI-based driving decisions can be efficiently handled by Edge 2 kits in autonomous vehicles.
AI & Deep Learning
Computational extensive applications including facial recognition, object detection, and natural language processing can be deployed for efficient processing. Data-intensive mobile applications can be connected to a faster neural networks.
The comprehensive WiFi connectivity of the ARM SBC-based Edge 2 Kit is ideal for intensive interconnections of the sensor nodes for large-scale cost-sensitive sensor networks. The connectivity can be further expanded to LoRa networks by adding suitable supporting LoRa modules.
Router Add-On that has built-in 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch and 2-bay 2.5-inch hard drive cage extending the Edge 2 Kit into a multifunctional network router. With this add-on, Mixtile Edge 2 Kit can support more devices to the Internet via a cable uplink, Wi-Fi uplink, or a LTE uplink.
Mixtile supports 4G Module to make possibilities unlimited. When equipped with the 4G module and LoRa module expansion, the Mixtile Edge 2 Kit can be used as a LoRa gateway, which serves as the connection point between the cloud and the IoT Sensor.
Usage and Benefits
Edge 2 Kit is an interface-rich IoT edge computer, with a huge possibility of applications that can be developed with high performance, low power consumption, and at a low cost. It has two external Wi-Fi antennas and reserved space for 6 antennas. Utilizing these antennas it opens up a lot of opportunities for integrating wireless technologies. In this technically advanced era, ARM SBC-based Edge 2 kit provides the much-needed support for the expansion of wireless modules. It makes for an ideal computing unit as especially with its Wi-Fi connectivity features it provides developers an interruption-free network anytime, anywhere.