Pocket-sized fanless PC hosts 4-core AMD CPU

May 07, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
TinyGreenPC has a fully upgradeable and expandable fanless PC offering four times the performance and memory capacity of the previous fanless FitPC2 in a unit 30% smaller. This fitlet is also 4 times faster than the Intel NUC currently on the market.

Based on an AMD Quad Core processor, the fitlet offers a high level of expandability for a pocket-size fanless PC. Memory, storage, network, extension cards and operating system can all be installed and upgraded by the user. Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8 GB of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6 GB of solid state STA storage and up to 4GbE LAN ports.

The central feature of fitlet is its FACET interface (Function and Connectivity T-card). This interface provides 3PCIe lanes, USB and LPC bus on a standard mini-PCIe connector, giving freedom to OEMs to tailor the PC to their needs. Users can add any off-the-shelf card, but most will want to install purpose built FACET cards incorporating multiple interfaces and connectors. Electrical and mechanical specifications for FACET are in the public domain, allowing third parties to design their own extensions to fitlet.

Three fitlet models are available, all featuring a five-year warranty. Fitlet-I offers the full specification described above, plus WLAN, micro-SD, 6 USB ports, powered SATA, RS-232, SMBUS, UART, 8 GPIOs and provision for mobile data communications. The fitlet-X incorporates a FACET LAN card, providing four GbE ports. The entry level fitlet-B is powered by a dual-core AMD processor and makes a powerful and cost effective building block for robotics, telemetry and basic digital signage applications.

Tiny Green PC (division of Anders Electronics); www.tinygreenpc.com/computers/fit-pc/fitlet.html