Compact Rugged Computers from OnLogic Enable IoT and Edge Computing

The OnLogic Karbon 400 Series leverages the Intel Atom x6000E Series CPUs in a pair of ruggedized computers engineered for operation in challenging environments, the company says.

The OnLogic Karbon 400 Series leverages the Intel Atom x6000E Series CPUs in a pair of ruggedized computers engineered for operation in challenging environments, the company says.

The new OnLogic systems, dubbed the Karbon 400 Series, are highly customizable, fanless devices specifically engineered for Industry 4.0. Image courtesy of OnLogic.


OnLogic makes available two new fanless, rugged computers powered by Intel Atom x6000E Series processors, formerly known as “Elkhart Lake.” The new systems, dubbed the Karbon 400 Series, are highly customizable, fanless devices specifically engineered for Industry 4.0, edge computing and Industrial IoT applications.

“In our testing, this latest generation of processors from Intel give the Karbon 400 series double the performance of the previous generation,” says Maxx Garrison, OnLogic rugged line product manager. “Customers have two options—the compact and cost-effective Karbon 410 with core IO and expandability, and the Karbon 430 with additional expansion for complex IoT deployments. Every project is different, so we planned ahead by making the Karbon 400 ready for 5G integration when that becomes a more readily available option. We also made sure the systems could accommodate multiple AI accelerators, which are increasingly valuable in machine learning applications.”

Karbon 400 Series Details

The Karbon 400 Series includes two models. Both the Karbon 410 and Karbon 430 can be configured with either the Dual-Core Intel Atom X6211E or Quad-Core Intel Atom X6425E CPU, which exhibited improvement in performance during OnLogic benchmarking. Built-in modularity allows users to choose the connectivity and capabilities needed for applications. With an operating temperature range of -40° to 70°C, fanless cooling, variable power input and zero moving parts, the Karbon 400 Series has been engineered to thrive in challenging computing environments.

Features and specifications include:

  • Dual-Core Atom x6211E or Quad-Core Atom x6425E CPU
  • Up to 32 GB of DDR4 3200 Memory
  • 2 USB 3.2 & 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 LAN with optional PoE+
  • DisplayPort
  • External SIM Slot
  • Available 4G LTE
  • Optional features:
  • 2 COM
  • GPIO

The Karbon 430 model adds two additional M.2 2280 expansion slots, which can be used to equip additional storage, wireless connectivity or I/O. The Karbon 430 also offers an additional SIM card slot, enabling multi-carrier cellular connectivity configuration.

Tested for Industrial, Medical and Maritime Use

In addition to NRTL Safety Listing and CB scheme, the Karbon 400 Series passed extensive EMC testing to EN 60601-1 medical, EN 50121 railway, EN 55032/35, Automotive E-mark and EN 60945 maritime standards. With 15kV ESD protections, 30A/m magnetic immunity, and RF immunity up to 30V/m, the Karbon 400 Series has been engineered from the ground up by OnLogic for reliability. The systems also passed testing to IEC and MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration standards.

“We subjected the Karbon 400 to some of the most extreme EMC testing we've ever done, and it excelled at every stage,” says Rodney Hill, OnLogic senior regulatory compliance and customized solutions engineer. “This specific suite of tests was constructed based on the extreme installation locations and project demands that modern IoT projects are putting on hardware. Your average computer just isn't built for these kinds of environments, which is what makes the Karbon 400 so special.”

Configure and Purchase Online

The Karbon 410 and Karbon 430 are available to configure and purchase directly from the OnLogic website.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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