Fanless Mini-PC Consumes only 5W

Industrial control applications, digital signage and thin client users require low-power computer systems. The F200 mini PC from Giada Technology is an ultra-compact unit measuring only 4.6 in x 2 in and a thickness of only 1.2 in. Other desktop PCs use up more than 100 W of power, but the F200 takes up only 5 W at full load. At this level of power consumption, there is no need for cooling, and consequently, the mini PC is a fanless unit.

The fanless F200 mini PC takes up the minimum real estate on your desktop. With a VESA mount, you can do a clean installation of this mini PC on the back of a monitor or display, where it fits easily. An Intel Celeron N2807 processor with dual cores powers the mini PC, and it can operate at up to 2.16 GHz. With 8 GB of DDR3 DRAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash directly soldered on its motherboard, the fanless F200 gives out very little heat. The sturdy build resists shocks and vibrations. You can operate the F200 with Android, Linux, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If you want to add a solid-state disk of your choice, F200 has an mSATA II slot as well.

Unattended operations on the F200 are easy because of its built-in capabilities. You can schedule power on and off, and program it for auto power-on after a power failure. Therefore, F200 is eminently suitable for simple digital signage and other industrial installations. For those looking for pushing signage content over a network, the F200 offers a SIM card slot for Wi-Fi, BT or 3G module connectivity.

The F200 ultra compact mini PC can act like a virtual desktop. As industrial environments can be typically harsh, Giada Technologies has made F200 durable, noise proof and dust resistant. Its Intel Celeron Processor N2807 operates with two cores, 2 threads at 1.58-2.16 GHz, reaching a TDP of 4.3 W.

Display interfaces on the F200 consist of Intel HD Graphics, with Microsoft DirectX 11 on a single HDMI port. With an optional VGA output, the display resolution can be 3200 x 2000 at 60 Hz for DP, or 3840 x 2160 at 24 Hz for HDMI.

F200 offers three expansion slots. The first is for a SIM card capable of connecting 3G enabled Wi-Fi modules. There are two Mini-PCI Express slots where you can connect full-length mSATAII SSDs, full-length PCIe, USB Wi-Fi & BT or a 3G enabled module.

The F200 is rather rich in IO interfaces. A single port offers Microphone and audio in/out. A Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Controller connects to a single RJ45 port on the back panel. There are two USB2.0 ports and a single USB3.0 port, one COM port, and one SIM card slot. 12/19V DC in is through a Jack on the back panel. Optional ports include IEEE 802.11 ac/b/g/n, a Bluetooth module and an IR module.

Several built-in features provide system management on the F200. For example, there is JAHC support, a watchdog timer, auto power on, wake on LAN and RTC wake up to control the mini PC. The operating temperature range is from 0-40°C.