GEMINI is a COM Express Compact type 6 carrier board and SBC with PCI/104-Express I/O expansion. Feature-rich GEMINI offers the highest performance in a compact 4.0×4.0′ / 102×102mm size, with its combination of COM Express CPU module and full support for PCIe/104 type 1 connectivity (PCI-104 up to 4 modules, PCIe-104×1 up to 4 modules, and PCIe/104×16). Gemini is designed to support a variety of COM Express modules including Bay Trail, Apollo Lake to Core i7 8th generation and Xeon.
Gemini as a complete SBC features the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 8665UE «Whiskey Lake» processor with choice of 16GB or 32GB SODIMM memory and −40 to +85°C operation.
GEMINI as a carrier board provides flexibility in choosing your preferred COM from among dozens of manufacturers around the world. The Gemini carrier offers early access to the latest generation of x86 processors as well as longer product lifecycles by virtue of processor independence.
The COM Express module mounts on the bottom side of the board, with a heat spreader below it serving as a mounting platform and thermal solution. The PCI/104-Express, minicard, and M.2 expansion sockets are on the top side.
The board size maximizes PCB coastline for I/O connectors in the smallest feasible size for the feature set. The combination of latching I/O connectors and a thicker PCB offers superior resistance to shock and vibration.
Gemini offers several options for mass storage. An M.2 2242 socket supports SSD up to 512GB using SLC, MLC, and TLC technology. A SATA connector can be used to connect to an external SSD.
Windows 10 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux 64-bit OS support is available.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 8th Generation Processor 8665UE "Whiskey Lake"|
|Chipset||Integrated onto processor package|
|Memory||16/32GB SODIMM (WL COM)|
3 independent displays:
2x HDMI, max resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
1x LVDS, max resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
|Ethernet||2 Gigabit ports: 1 10/100/1000Mbps from COM module and 1 10/100/1000Mbps via I210 Ethernet controller on carrier|
|USB||4x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0, optional USB support via PCIe Minicard|
|Serial||4x multiprotocol RS-232/422/485 through SP336|
|Audio||HDA audio to analog audio converter|
|Digital I/O||8 programmable direction digital I/O, 3.3V logic compatible|
|Mass storage||Standard SATA, m.2 2242 socket, PCIe / USB MiniCard socket|
|Security||TPM module Infineon SLB 9670XQ2.0 on carrier (installed COM may also have TPM)|
|Expansion||PC/104-EXPRESS: 4 PCIe x1 ports, 1x PCIe x16, 1x USB2.0, and 4-slot PCI support|
|Form factor||101.6mm x 101.6 mm / 4.000" x 4.000"|
|Weight||281g / 9.9oz (complete assembly with WL COM and heat spreader)|
|Cooling||Conduction cooling heat spreader on bottom|
Carrier board alone: 2.4W
Carrier board + WL COM + 16GB RAM: 10.2W
Vin = 28VDC
Environmental and physical specifications
|Operating Temperature||-40° to +85°C (carrier board and WL COM; final system capability depends on the installed COM)|
|GEM-BB01||Gemini carrier board, Core / Xeon PCIe configuration, 22mm PCI/104-Express; Contact factory for additional configurations|
|GEM-WL8665UE-16G||Gemini SBC, i7-8665U 2133MHz CPU, 16GB RAM, Heat Spreader|
|GEM‑WL8665UE‑32G||Gemini SBC, i7-8665U 2133MHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Heat Spreader|
|DK‑GEM‑WL8665‑WE1064||Development Kit, Gemini SBC, WL8665UE CPU, 16GB RAM, Windows 10 64-Bit BSP|
|DK-GEM-WL8665-LNX64||Development Kit, Gemini SBC, WL8665UE CPU, 16GB RAM, Linux 64-Bit BSP|
|SDK‑GEM‑WL8665‑WE1064||Software Development Kit, Gemini SBC, Windows 10 64-bit OS|
|SDK‑GEM‑WL8665‑LNX64||Software Development Kit, Gemini SBC, Linux 64-bit OS|
|Cables and accessories|
|CK-GEM-01||CK-GEM-01 cable kit|
|6980512||Cable Power, 2x4 0.1" Latching|
|6980524||Cable, External Battery, Molex Spox|
|6980601||Dual serial, latching, 2x DB9M|
|6980602||Cable, Dual USB 2.0, FCI 98414 to D|
|6980603||Cable, USB 3.0, Latching, FCI 98414|
|6980604||Cable, RJ-45 socket, panel mount|
|6980608||Audio cable 2mm to 3x3.5mm|
|6980609||FCI latching 2x5 2mm to IC 2x5 2mm, 12"|
|6989101||SATA Cable, 7-Pin Data, Straight to Right Angle, 500mm|
|C-20MM-18||2x10 2mm IDC ribbon, 18"|