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Eindhoven, Netherlands – On October 31 2016, UP launched a Kickstarter campaign for UP Squared, an ultra-compact single board computer with high performance and low power consumption. In November 2015, UP raised €105,117 for the original UP maker board and now they have returned to the popular crowdfunding platform with the newest version. In one day, the new campaign has already surpassed its €10,000 and raised €40,135.

“Twelve months ago we launched a Kickstarter campaign for the UP Board, the most powerful credit card sized board powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quadcore. Just a year later we have successfully brought the UP Board into mass production and delivered it to more than 12,000 different makers in the fields of IOT, Entertainment, Digital signage, Smart Home automation, Robotics, Intelligent vending, Industrial automation and more. Now, we’re elated to announce UP² (UP Squared), the most powerful maker board out there.”

UP² features the latest Intel® Apollo Lake Celeron™ and Pentium™ Processors with only 4W of Scenario Design Power and a powerful and flexible Intel® FPGA Altera MAX 10 onboard. The Intel® Pentium™ N4200 is a 64-bit Quad Core processor which runs at a dynamic frequency from 1.1GHz to 2.5 GHz based on the need of the users. It comes with 2MB Cache L2, 64 Bit Dual Channels memory LPDDR4 at 2400MT/s with the support of up to 8GB. The Intel Celeron™ N3350 is a 64-bit Dual Core processor which runs at a dynamic frequency from 1.1GHz up to 2.4GHz based on the need of the application. It comes with 2MB Cache L2, 64 Bit Dual Channels memory LPDDR4 at 2400MT/s with the support of up to 8GB. 

Aiming to bridge the gap between makers and industrial markets, the UP team challenged themselves yet again to bring a cost-effective board in x86 architecture by adding some form factor creativity and increasing elements in embedded flavors. Nevertheless, they still hold onto some of the fun as a Maker board with our 40-pin GP-bus. their ideas transform into a full industrial-featured Maker board, available now on Kickstarter.

“Following on from our very first Kickstarter project we’ve come a long way and learnt a lot too! Thermal design and the step up to x5-Z8350 delayed the UP-Board project. With the next generation UP², we are taking a different path on thermal design, using all our knowledge gained from UP,” the creators explain, “With UP² (UP Squared) we have spent more than two months discussing all specifications and component placement and brought together a logistic team in-house to assist us in providing a delivery plan and handle all orders efficiently! Are you ready for UP²? Hurry and reserve your yours on Kickstarter now!”

In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including the UP² Celeron 16GB starting at €89, the UP² Pentium 32GB starting at €169, and more. 

For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below. 

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Media Contact
Company Name: UP Squared
Contact Person: UP PR
Email: alingwu@aaeon.eu
Country: Netherlands
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802007522/up-squared-the-first-maker-board-with-intel-apollo/description

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