Fanless IoT Edge Server Airtop3

The Airtop3 is a ruggedised IoT edge server designed for demanding industrial environments. Its compact form factor features innovative Natural Airflow cooling technology, allowing for silent operation and reliable performance, even under heavy workloads.

With high-capacity RAM, robust storage options, and extensive networking capabilities, the Airtop3 is a versatile computing solution for applications ranging from edge analytics to machine vision, while its modular enhancements ensure it can adapt to specialised needs.

The Airtop3’s durable design, modular functionality, and comprehensive feature set make it an ideal choice for IoT edge deployments.

Ruggedised Performance with Natural Airflow Cooling

Firstly, the Airtop3, is a ruggedised, small-form-factor, fanless IoT edge server.  Designed for high-performance computing in industrial environments. Its innovative design harnesses natural airflow cooling technology, allowing it to dissipate up to 300W of heat without a fan.  Therefore, ensuring silent operation and reliable performance in challenging conditions.

High Performance and Capacity

The Airtop3 is powered by 9th-generation Intel Xeon E Processors and Intel Core i9 Processors. Including the powerful 95W Xeon E-2288G and Core i9-9900K, delivering exceptional computing power. The system supports up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM.  In addition, its storage capacity includes six devices: two NVMe SSDs up to 2TB each and four 2.5” SATA 3 HDDs/SSDs with RAID support.

Airtop3 fanless iot edge server that has been separated to show technology

Rich Connectivity and Expansion

Airtop3 offers comprehensive connectivity options.  Including dual GbE ports, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and 4G modem support. The I/O setup includes six USB 3.1 ports, three RS232 ports, and audio outputs, along with support for three 4K displays.

For specialised applications, the Airtop3 provides modular enhancements:

  • Enhanced Graphics: A PCIe x16 slot with Natural Airflow cooling supports up to 160W Quadro RTX 4000 graphics, making it ideal for edge analytics tasks like image recognition and machine learning.
  • Enhanced Storage: Storage can be expanded with an NVM3 card, adding three additional NVMe cards and boosting the storage capacity to over 60TB with a remarkable data rate of over 9500 MBps.
  • Enhanced Networking: Additional FACE Modules offer functional enhancements:
    • FM-LAN adds four independent GbE ports for routing applications.
    • FM-PoE adds four GbE ports with 802.3af PoE source, simplifying setups involving IP cameras.
    • FM-OPLN adds two GbE SFP+ optical LAN ports for longer-range, higher-security networking.

Natural Airflow Technology

Airtop3 utilises Natural Airflow Technology to generate airflow by the heat waste of the CPU and GPU, cooling them in the process. This system includes:

  • Massive Copper Plates: The CPU and GPU are thermally coupled to CNC-machined copper plates, mirror-polished for optimal heat transfer.
  • Heat Pipes: Three criss-cross heat pipes distribute heat evenly across an air-tubes panel, comparable to a vapour chamber.
  • Air-Tubes Panel: 14 air-tubes, extruded from a single aluminium block, stimulate airflow, doubling the efficiency of conventional heatsinks.

Durability and User-Friendly Design

The Airtop3 features a 7.5-litre all-aluminium housing.  Designed for shock and vibration resistance.  In addition, it includes no moving parts or filters, making it maintenance-free and reliable over time. The system operates across a wide temperature range of -40ºC to 70ºC and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Modular and Monitoring

The Airtop3 supports Compulab FACE Modules, providing various networking and I/O capabilities. The new FM-AT3 module includes two USB 3.1 gen 2 ports (one Type-C), one USB 3.1 gen 1 port, front audio jacks, a mini-PCIe socket with SIM card, a micro-SD slot, and diagnostic LEDs for troubleshooting.

Additionally, the Airtop3 features an I3M OLED display, showing runtime information such as clock rate, temperature, and power consumption.

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For full specifications, check out this owners manual.