Hands on: fitlet-RM, a fanless industrial mini PC by Compulab

(Jason Bayton) #1

Originally published at: https://bayton.org/2016/07/hands-on-fitlet-rm-a-fanless-industrial-mini-pc-by-compulab/

A few weeks ago I got in touch with Compulab in order to get my hands on one of their renowned passively cooled mini PCs. After a brief discussion around their available products, we agreed I’d review one of their to-be-released models when it became available. Earlier this week I received their just-announced fitlet-RM-XA10-LAN, the followup to the fitlet-XA10-LAN AnandTech reviewed some time back, along with a fit-Uptime mini UPS. All product links will be provided at the end. Who are Compulab? Compulab have been around since 1992, starting out as a consultancy company before branching out to CoM/SoM (1997) and later micro PCs (2007) such as the model being reviewed in this article. They’re a market leader in their field specialising in ARM and have repeatedly pushed the boundaries of what can be offered in respect to hardware and size. Their systems can be found today in robotics, industrial applications, surveillance systems and much more. What is the fitlet-RM? The fitlet-RM series is a follow-up to the previously launched fitlet-XA10-LAN/fitlet-iA10 and is aimed towards applications requiring a reliable, power-efficient, hardy system with a minuscule footprint. At 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.4 cm (0.22l) it’s barely larger than a standard SSD and can fit comfortably in a pocket, in an obscure corner of a rack, hidden in the depths of a larger appliance or fixed unassumingly behind a display. Despite its size the fitlet-RM is packed with features. The RM-XA10-LAN sent to me comes with the following spec: CPU: AMD A10 Micro-6700T SoC – Quadcore 1.2GHz (2.2Ghz…