Industrial Embedded Controller - ARES-1980


Industrial Embedded Controller



Industrial Embedded Controller



ARES-1980 is a compact-sized embedded controller designed with high-speed I/Os to improve production efficiency, allowing higher through rate while providing cutting edge computing performance with Intel’s 11th Generation Tiger Lake processors, that offers unparallel edge computing and enhanced AI performance for your applications

Do More with More Efficient CPU Design

Powered by Intel’s 11th Generation 10nm Processors, with the new and more efficient SuperFin technology, Intel has redefined 10nm process, given the 11th generation CPUs a large performance improvement

ARES-1980 CPU Performance
*Compared to last generation ARBOR ARES Model powered by Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake Processors
ARES-1980 Intel 11th Processors

Intel’s Iris Xe Graphics

The Intel’s 11th Generation Tiger Lake processor has the latest integrated graphics technology Iris Xe Graphics with 96 execution units, hugely improved from previous generation of integrated graphics on both performance and efficiency, with Intel® DL Boost, the 11th Generation Core processors greatly improved AI Inferencing performance, accelerating AI workloads


High Performance I/O Design

ARES-1980 has integrated high speed I/O connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5GbE Ethernet and more, Independent ports are also implemented to maximizing power delivery and data bandwidth, allowing high speed peripherals to take full advantage of the connectivity


Multi-Serial Bus

ARBOR’s Multi-Serial Bus provides a single connectivity to special connectivity and sensors, such as I2C, SPI, UART and GPIO support.

ARES-1980 LED Indicators

LED Indicators

To give Maintenance Workers a hand, I/O label and LED indicators are design to be easily visible and understood, save valuable time from diagnostics

ARES-1980 Super DIO

Improved Digital I/O Response Time

ARES-1980 is 100x faster in DI/O response time, more flexible for automation configurations to improve efficiency

High Performance Communication

Intel CNVi & Wi-Fi 6

ARES-1980 supports Wi-Fi 6 modules with Intel’s CNVi interface, with better efficiency and more cost effective

5G Connectivity

ARES-1980 supports 4G/LTE, Sub 6 and mmWave modules, also support dual SIM switch functionality, ideal for vehicle applications where multiple region’s services are required

ARES-1980 5G Wi-Fi6

Application Scenarios

Machine Vision Application

With the quicker response time, a better rate of triggers can be applied in terms more items can be scanned at the same time, improve automation efficiency

ARES-1980 in Machine Vision

In-Vehcile Application

ARES-1980 supports wireless connectivity, also have power on/off delay function built-in for in-vehicle use, ARES-1980 support dual SIM switch functionality, ideal for vehicle applications where multiple region’s services are required

ARES-1980 in IoV


  • 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 Gen3x4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Rich I/O: 4 x COM/ 3 x LAN/ 4 x USB3.2/ 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