10/04 2021

ARES-1980 with 11th Gen. Intel Core™ Processor and Independent Hyper Speed I/O Ports

Introduction to 11th Gen Intel® Core

The global embedded IoT market leader, ARBOR, launches ARES-1980 Industrial Embedded Controller powered by the 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processor for a myriad of high-performance applications.
Intel 11th Generation Intel® Core™ embedded processors are the latest in Intel's line of embedded processors and built using Intel's third generation 10 nm process node known as 10SF (10 nm SuperFin). The 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors deliver high-performance CPUs up to 20% faster than previous models, and greater efficiency at lower costs, providing outstanding price to performance.

Intel® Iris Xe Graphics

The 11th generation Intel® Core™ embedded processors include the Intel® Iris Xe embedded graphics processor, featuring up to 96 execution units -50% more than the previous generation. Intel® Iris Xe is capable of delivering video resolution up to 8K 12-bit HDR on a single display or 4K 10-bit HDR on two displays. An additional DVI-D video port supporting full HD is also provided.

Faster Storage and Fan-less Design

ARES-1980 has a compact design, with dimensions of only 210 x 180 x 60 mm. The M.2 M key slot and 2.5 HDD/SSD tray allow additional storage devices, and it supports Raid 0 and Raid 1 configuration to protect your valuable data. Furthermore, ARES-1980 has a high performance, fan-less, passive thermal design, which eases installation and makes dust accumulation avoidable.

Extensive I/O Interfaces

ARES-1980 features versatile I/O interfaces and connectivity. It provides four COM ports (RS-232), one 2.5GbE LAN, two PoE ports, four USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, and eight digital input/output connectors. With USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, high-speed data transferring may reach 10 Gbps. ARES-1980 also comes with HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI for connecting multiple monitors.

Wireless Communication Technology and In-vehicle Application

ARES-1980 supports 5G module and dual SIM card slots with an auto switch. This feature allows ARES-1980 to switch SIM card service to your regions automatically. ARES-1980's 11th generation Intel® processor has implemented Intel's CNVi that enhances Wi-Fi 6 design and delivers optimal performance for Wi-Fi 6 applications.

Enhancing Machine Vision Application

ARES-1980 supports high-speed DI/O interface, which allows faster trigger rate for machine vision cameras, and improved production efficiency. ARES-1980 also has PoE ports and a 2.5G Ethernet, providing fast and reliable network capability for information exchanges. Additionally, to suit a variety of specific applications, ARES-1980 is designed with a Multi-Serial Bus connectivity, which supports I2C, SPI, UART, and GPIO devices.


  • Onboard Intel® Core™ i Processor (Tiger Lake UP3)
  • Support 2 x 260-pin DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets
  • Support 5G (Sub-6G) module, M.2 NVMe SSD Gen3 x 4, USB 3.1 Gen2, and 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Rich I/O: 4 x COM/ 3 x LAN/ 4 x USB3.1/ Remote PWR
  • Support Triple-display (DVI-D / HDMI / DP)
  • Wide Power Input: 9~36 VDC
  • Power on/off delay control / configurable ignition power control
  • Support DirectX 12