Supermicro SYS-E302-12E Fanless Industrial PC Review: Elkhart Lake for IoT Applications
Passively-cooled systems find application in a wide variety of industrial use-cases including automation, IoT gateways, medical systems, surveillance, and digital signage. In addition to avoiding moving parts, systems meant for industrial use need to be built to operate 24×7 in challenging environmental conditions.
Supermicro has systems targeting this market under the Embedded / IoT category in a variety of form-factors. Scenarios with minimal I/O requirements can use the compact chassis with support for 3.5″ SBCs. The company also provides passively-cooled chassis configurations for industrial mini-ITX boards.
The Supermicro SYS-E302-12E based on the Intel Atom x6425E embedded SoC is the company’s highest performing system in the Elkhart Lake lineup. It is optimized for industrial automation, digital signage / data visualization, and IoT applications. Read on for a detailed look at the features and performance profile of the system, along with an evaluation of the thermal solution.
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