3.5″ embedded board for IoT applications

by donpedro

With the WAFER-EHL ICP-Germany expands its portfolio in the area of embedded boards.

The WAFER-EHL is a 3.5″ mainboard which has a cooling shell. This allows a very simple installation of the board as well as an uncomplicated heat dissipation of the installed components, which is an advantage for machine builders or mechanical engineers. The WAFER-EHL 3.5″ embedded board is equipped with an Elkhart Lake Celeron® J6412 processor, which has four processor cores. The Elkhart Lake generation is designed for IoT edge devices and brings features in IoT, real-time performance and functional security, among others. In addition, performance has been increased by up to 1.7X in single-thread performance and up to 1.5X in multi-thread performance compared to the previous generation. Thanks to Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA), audio-based neural networks can be executed at low power consumption, reducing CPU workload. The burst frequency of the Celeron® CPU is 2.60GHz. An 8GB DDR4 RAM module with 3200 MHz is permanently installed on the WAFER-EHL 3.5″ board as standard. For graphics output, the board is equipped with a display port with maximum resolution of 4096×2160 pixels and an HDMI port. An eDP, LVDS or VGA module can be added via the IEI IDPM 3040 slot. Particularly noteworthy is the PCIe x4 slot, which is a real special feature on the 3.5″ board and makes expansion with riser cards possible. As network ICs, two Intel i225V were used, which allow a speed of up to 2.5GbE each. Internally the board has two RS-232/422/485, four USB2.0 interfaces as well as a 12bit digital input and output, externally two USB3.2 ports. For expansions, one M.2 2230 with A-Key and one M.2 3042/2280 with B-Key slot are available. The board operates with 12 volts DC in a temperature range from 0 °C to 60 °C. On request, ICP supplies the board with suitable industrial main memory and solid state memory.

3.5″ embedded board with Elkhart Lake processor


  • 3.5″ CPU board with heat spreader cooling concept
  • Intel® 10nm Elkhart Lake Celeron® processor
  • Max. 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM memory
  • Expandable through PCIe x4 slot
  • Three independent displays: HDMI, Display Port and optional IDPM
  • Dual 2.5G network interface
  • USB 3.2, SATA, COM
  • Extensions: M.2 slots


  • IoT
  • Automation manufacturer
  • Machinery manufacturer
  • Display systems
  • Ultra flat embedded systems
  • Point of sale applications

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