Acrosser Technology has recently released a brand new entry-level 3.5” single board computer (SBC). This new AMB-BT19S1 single board computer is powered by an Intel Bay Trail SoC. It features 8GB RAM, dual display support, plus SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, serial, USB 3.0, and GbE ports.
As the SBC market has already seen newer Atom processor families such as Cherry Trail, Braswell, Apollo Lake, and now Gemini Lake, the popular, five-year-old Bay Trail product line may appear to be close to “legacy” status. But, this is not the case actually. Aside from graphics capabilities and support for the latest memories and peripherals, there’s not that much separating Bay Trail from Gemini Lake in terms of CPU performance and power consumption.
The fanless SBC AMB-BT19S1 supports up to 8GB of DDR3L-1333MHz via a single slot, and you can connect storage devices using SATA II and mSATA interfaces. It’s unclear if the mSATA uses one of the 2x mini-PCIe slots, which are accompanied by a SIM slot. It sports with Dual optional GbE ports. Other I/O Ports are 2x USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, and an RS232/RS485 port. Internal I/O includes 6x USB 2.0, 5x RS232, an LVDS interface, and a VGA header. You also get audio I/O, DIO, and PS/2.
The AMB-BT19S1 SBC runs both 64 bit and 32 bit Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, with no Windows 10 support. The Linux support is available on request, but the lack of Windows 10 support might be a limiting factor. Though considering the price point, an entry-level Bay Trail based SBC like AMB-BT19S1 is a smart move for some applications. You can choose from Bay Trail SoCs including single- or quad-core Atoms and dual- and quad-core Celerons.