Passively-cooled programs to find software in all kinds of commercial use-cases together with automation, IoT gateways, scientific programs, surveillance, and virtual signage. Along with heading off shifting portions, programs intended for business use want to be constructed to perform 24×7 in difficult environmental stipulations.

Supermicro has programs concentrated on this marketplace underneath the Embedded / IoT class in various form-factors. Eventualities with minimum I/O necessities can use the compact chassis with strengthen for three.5″ SBCs. The corporate additionally supplies passively-cooled chassis configurations for business mini-ITX forums.

The Supermicro SYS-E302-12E in response to the Intel Atom x6425E embedded SoC is the corporate’s perfect acting machine within the Elkhart Lake lineup. It’s optimized for business automation, virtual signage / knowledge visualization, and IoT purposes. The overview under takes an in depth have a look at the options and function profile of the machine, along side an analysis of the thermal answer.

Advent and Product Impressions

Supermicro’s SYS-E302-12E is in response to the Tremendous A3SEV-4C-LN4 mini-ITX board. The board is to be had for acquire with an built-in heatsink. Supermicro additionally provides the SYS-E302-12E barebones machine in response to this board via putting off the heatsink and mounting the board within the CSE-E302iL2 passively-cooled chassis.

Intel’s Tremont microarchitecture for low cost processors has been to be had out there for a couple of years now in Jasper Lake-based programs intended to be used as entry-level PCs. Processors intended for the embedded marketplace (such because the Elkhart Lake SoCs) make it to finish consumers a lot later than their shopper opposite numbers – they’ve an extended life-cycle, and long qualification cycles too. Despite the fact that Elkhart Lake-based shopper programs are already trickling into the marketplace, those in response to embedded SKUs such because the Atom x6425E are turning into extensively to be had handiest now.

The SYS-E302-12E is advertised as an IoT SuperServer, nevertheless it does not have a separate BMC and in addition does no longer strengthen ECC reminiscence. Alternatively, the embedded SKU formally helps in-band ECC. We have now already evaluated the affects of in-band ECC on efficiency in our Raptor Lake-P overview. Sadly, the BIOS model recently to be had for the SYS-E302-12E does not have the opportunity to toggle in-band ECC, however Supermicro showed that an upcoming unlock would permit that possibility.

Supermicro has provided the SYS-E302-12E with quite a lot of I/O interfaces – 4 RS232 COM ports, 4 gigabit LAN ports, six USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. There are 3 show outputs, and there may be house to be had within the chassis to put in a 2.5″ SATA pressure additionally.

Along with the principle unit, Supermicro provides a lockable 150W (12V @ 12.5A) adapter, AC persistent wire, 2.5″ pressure caddy, suitable screws, and cable ties within the package deal.

Our overview pattern integrated 2x 16 GB DDR4-2666 SODIMMs in addition to a 256 GB InnoDisk M.2 SATA pressure. The overall specs of the overview pattern are supplied within the desk under.

Supermicro SYS-E302-12E Specs

(as examined)
Processor Intel Atom x6425E

Elkhart Lake 4C/4T, 2.0 – 3.0 GHz

Intel 10, 1.5 MB L2, 12 W
Reminiscence Innodisk M4SI-AGS1O50K-C DDR4-2666 SODIMM

19-19-19-43 @ 2666 MHz

2×16 GB
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel Processors

(32EU @ 500 MHz)
Disk Pressure(s) Innodisk M.2 (S80) 3TE7 DEM28-B56DK1EW1QF

(256 GB; M.2 2280 SATA III;)

(64L 3-D TLC; InnoDisk ID301 Controller)
Networking 1x GbE RJ-45 (Intel I210-IT)

3x GbE RJ-45 (Intel EC1000S MAC + Marvell Alaska 88E1512 PHY)
Audio Realtek ALC888S Audio Codec On-board (Non-compulsory Audio Jack, N/A in Assessment Gadget)

Audio Bitstreaming Fortify over HDMI Ports
Video 1x HDMI 2.0b

1x DisplayPort 1.4

1x VGA (by the use of eDP from SoC)
Miscellaneous I/O Ports 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Sort-A (Rear)

2x USB 2.0 Sort-A (Rear)

4x USB 2.0 (Entrance)

4x RS-232 COM (Entrance)
Working Gadget Home windows 11 Endeavor (22000.1335)
Pricing (Boulevard Pricing on March 9th, 2022)

US $894 (Barebones)

US $1315 (as configured, no OS)
Complete Specs Supermicro SuperServer SYS-E302-12E Specs

The machine is available to buy from WiredZone for $894 via producer drop-ship. Supermicro remains to be within the technique of increasing retail availability.

The SYS-E302-12E is a little of a singular machine in comparison to the embedded / business PCs we’ve got reviewed previous. For starters, it is without doubt one of the first programs to formally strengthen in-band ECC. The wealth of community ports and different verbal exchange choices isn’t matched via another low-power fanless machine we’ve got lined previous. The chassis additionally seems to be an enormous overdesign for a 12W TDP SoC – willing observers may have spotted that it’s the identical person who effectively treated a 60W TDP Xeon-D within the SuperServer E302-9D. We will be expecting the thermal efficiency to be top-notch and make allowance the machine to perform in a large temperature vary.

The highest view of the motherboard built-in within the machine is display above. The heatsink proven is changed via a forged steel block that tightly interfaces with the chassis peak the usage of a thermal pad. The M.2 SATA port and SODIMMs are simply obtainable, however the x8 PCIe slot isn’t usable within the machine (the gap intended for the PCIe add-in card is as a substitute allotted to the two.5″ pressure tray).

Within the subsequent segment, we check out the machine setup and supply some research of the platform.

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