UP² is the world’s fastest x86 pro maker board based on the latest Intel platform Apollo Lake.

This is the maker board we have all been waiting for. Unleash the power of Intel’s Atom® processors! The 40 Pin I/O connector, multiple USB 3.0 ports, double Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and a range of other features make it a perfect solution for different domains and products like Robotics, Drone, Machine Vision, Smart Home, Education, Digital Signage, Intelligent Cars, Internet Of Things.
The compatibility with Linux, Android, and all the Windows 10 distributions give you great flexibility, scalability, and quick time to market.

UP Squared Specifications


Intel® Celeron™ N3350 (up to 2.4 GHz)Intel® Pentium™ N4200 (up to 2.5 GHz) Intel® Atom ™ x5-E3940 (up to 1.8Ghz)/x7-E3950 ( up to 2.0GHz)


2GB ( single channel) LPDDR4
4GB/8GB ( dual channel) LPDDR4


Intel® Gen 9 HD, supporting 4K Codec Decode and Encode for HEVC4, H.264, VP8

Storage capacity

32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB eMMC

Video & Audio

HDMI 1.4b x1 4K @ 30 hz
DP 1.2 4K @ 60 hz
I2S audio port

Display Interface


Camera Interface

MIPI-CSI2 2-lane (2MP)
MIPI-CSI2 4-lane ( 8MP)


2x Gb Ethernet (full speed, Realtek 8111G) RJ-45

USB 2.0

2x USB2.0+2 X UART (Tx/Rx)
debug port ( pin header)

USB 3.0

3x UB3.0 (Type A)
1x USB 3.0 OTG (Micro B)




40 pin General Purpose bus + 4-channel 12-bit A/D converter 60 pin EXHAT 1x mini-PCIe (full-size, auto switch to m-SATA) M.2 2230 E key, SATA3


5V DC-in @ 4A-6A

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro/Home/ 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows IOT Core, Linux (ubilinux, Ubuntu, Yocto), Android Marshmallow


3.37" x 3.54" / 85.60 mm × 90 mm

Operating Temperature

32-140°F / 0~60°C

Operating Humidity

0% ~ 90% relative humidity,


CE/FCC Class A, RoHS compliant, REACH

UP Squared development kits

Check out our AI Vision development kit ( and more! )

UP2 pinout

1) 3V3
2) 5V
3) GPIO0/ I2C1_SDA
4) 5V
5) GPIO1/ I2C1_SCL
6) Ground
7) GPIO2/ ADC*_in1
9) Ground

11) GPIO3/ UART_RTS/ SPI_2_FS1*/ ADC*_in2
12) GPIO17/ I2S_BCLK/ SPI_2_FS0*
13) GPIO4/ ADC*_in3
14) Ground
15) GPIO5/ ADC**_in4
16) GPIO18
17) 3V3
18) GPIO19
19) GPIO6/ SPI_1_TXD
20) Ground

21) GPIO7/ SPI_1_RXD
22) GPIO20
23) GPIO8/ SPI_1_CLK
24) GPIO21/ SPI_1_FS0
25) Ground
26) GPIO22/ SPI_1_FS1
27) GPIO9/ I2C0_SDA
28) GPIO23/ I2C0_SCL  
29) GPIO10
30) Ground

31) GPIO11
32) GPIO24/ PWM0
33) GPIO12/ PWM1
34) Ground
36) GPIO25/ UART_CTS/ SPI_2_FS2*
37) GPIO14
38) GPIO26/ I2S_SDI/ SPI_2_TXD*
39) Ground
40) GPIO27/ I2S_SDO/ SPI_2_CLK*

* 2nd SPI and ADC will be available only with E3940 SoC

UP Squared/ Raspberry Pi 4/ Jetson Nano. Which one to go for?

UP Squared/ Raspberry Pi 4/ Jetson Nano: performance and platform comparison

We have ran a set of benchmarks to evaluate CPU and Memory performance of UP Squared, Raspberry Pi 4 and Jetson Nano.

Upcoming benchmark testing: GPU and AI. Stay tuned!

Are you curious to know how UP Squared performed? Let’s have a look at the results:

Test Systems:

  • UP Squared N4200 4GB
  • Jetson Nano 4GB
  • RPi4 4GB

The test is performed by keeping the system aligned as much as possible, realizing the hardware differences and considering the following baseline:

  • All systems are Quad Core
  • Same RAM: 4GB
  • Same Storage amount: 32GB
  • Same OS type: Ubuntu 18.04 64bit
  • Same version of Phoronix-Test-Suite and test version
Comparison Overview:

The results with the greatest spread from best to worst included:
✔ Stream (Type: Copy) at 3.92x
✔ OpenSSL (RSA 4096-bit Performance) at 2.68x
✔ PHPBench (PHP Benchmark Suite) at 2.3x
✔ RAMspeed SMP (Type: Copy – Benchmark: Integer) at 2.25x
✔ perf-bench (Benchmark: Sched Pipe) at 2.21x
✔ Parallel BZIP2 Compression (256MB File Compression) at 2.13x
✔ Java SciMark (Computational Test: Composite) at 2.03x
✔ x264 (H.264 Video Encoding) at 1.94x
✔ PyBench (Total For Average Test Times) at 1.89x


UP Squared N4200 4GB had the most wins, coming in first place for 90% of the tests.
▶ Comparison of UP Squared with the RPi4 and Jetson system’s performance shows,

  • superior performance for applications written with the most used programming language, compression tests and network/server applications
  • improved performance in cryptography, encoding and imaging
  • better results for generic CPU tests and memory tests

UP Squared sits on a higher price range compared to Jetson and RPi4 systems, and while it shares some of the I/O available with the other systems, such as the 40pin General Purpose Header and multiple Video Out, it offers users much more power and expandability with,

  • Multiple and Higher Speed USB ports: 3x USB3.0 (Type A), 1x USB 3.0 OTG (Micro B) ), 2 x USB2.0 (internal header)
  • Faster Embedded Storage with multiple options: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB eMMC, SATA3
  • Multiple Network Interfaces: 2x Gb Ethernet ports, optional WiFi/BT via M.2 2230 (including WiFi 6 modules), optional 3G/4G Connectivity via MiniPCIe
  • Expansion: 40 pin General Purpose bus + 4-channel 12-bit A/D converter 60 pin
  • AI Vision Kit: AI Core-X module (based on Intel Movidius Myriad-X) optional via MiniPCIe
  • Gateways: RED certification including supported Wireless interfaces (WiFi/BT, 3G/4G, LoRa)
While Raspberry Pi 4 model B and Jetson Nano Dev Kit are mainly development boards, UP Squared is an extremely versatile and powerful embedded platform for development and ready to be used in deployment. Using one platform from prototype to production is ideal for Software developers, Embedded Engineers and Data Scientists to reduce the effort and risks in their IoT, Robotics and AI/Machine Vision projects.

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