The PL-80320 from WIN Enterprises, Inc. is a fanless box computer for embedded applications powered by VIA Nano/Eden processors. Housed in a compact, robust enclosure, the fanless device can be utilized for applications such as industrial automation, kiosk, POS, and digital signage. The unit offers a range of processor performance that includes 500MHz, 1.0GHz, and 1.3GHz. Excellent connectivity is provided with eight COM ports, dual GbE LAN and four USB 2.0 ports.
Compact size: 217mm (W) x 141mm (D) x 69mm (H)
(8.6"W x 5.6"D x 2.7"H)
Onboard processors: 500MHz VIA Eden, 1.0GHz VIA Eden, and 1.3GHz VIA Nano
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.