UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit

UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit, powered by the 8th Generation Ultra-Low Power Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/Celeron CPU, is designed to boost your AI on-the-Edge. The kit enables multiple use cases in vertical markets – IoT, automation, retail and robotics.
With a measure of 190mm x 129mm x 78.6mm (7.48″ x 5.07″ x 3.09″), the fanless system delivers a comprehensive feature set and I/O, which allows you to reach astonishing performance. The product comes with Ubuntu Image and a set of software tools to speed up your development process.
Offload AI workloads from Intel® Core™ CPU and integrated GPU to the optional VPU by selecting the kit configuration with the UP AI Core XM2280, powered by 2 Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X.


Intel® 8th gen of ultra-low power

With Intel® Whiskey Lake-U processors, Core™ i7-8665UE / Core™ i5-8365UE / Core™ i3-8145UE, and Celeron™ 4305UE, it is high performance computing with low power consumption and brings a better performance.

The system supports up to 16GB memory, 64GB storage capacity, 4K video output, and more!

Design for industrial environment

  • Support a wide DC input range of 12V – 60V with a lockable power connector.
  • Compatible with UP Xtreme fanless chassis to operate at -20 °C to 70°C.
  • TSN enabled LAN port for real-time networking support.

Expandable to scale up

Programmable I/O via MCU

The embedded MCU is an ARM M3 based STM32F103C8T6 operating at 72 MHz with the I/O exposed via 40-pin wafer connector.
By default, the MCU comes pre-programmed with the CEC functionality (Consumer Electronics Control) so the users can control by remote their UP Xtreme when connected to the TV via HDMI, like a media center.
Developers can also take advantage of the versatile STM32 MCU, re-defining I/O with various frameworks and tools such as Arduino Create, PlatformIO, STMCube and more running their application on bare-metal or RTOS like Mbed and ZephyrOS.
Find out the pinout and how to access and re-program the peripherals on the MCU on UP Xtreme.

AI proof

Support high-density deep learning accelerators, AI inference at the edge via Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit over CPU, GPU, and VPU.

Optional VPU by adding UP AI Core XM 2280, leveraging samples and various pre-trained models come with the kit to speed up your AI development.

Production-ready computing system

UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit is production-ready for multiple vertical markets for robotics, automation, retail, AI and IoT. Worldwide shipping in 7 days.

The kit comes with Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit pre-loaded and make your AI and computer vision application faster.
Join Intel® IoT Developer Zone and check out all official software support on this kit.

Kit Details

Hardware overview

  • UP Xtreme Edge Compute with the latest Intel® 8th gen Core SoC, up to 4.4GHz (Celeron-4305UE / Core™ i3-8145UE / Core™ i5-8365UE / Intel® Core™ i7-8565U / Core™ i7-8665UE)
  • Intel® UHD Graphics 610 (Celeron) / Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (Core™ i)
  • STM32 module: STM32F103C8T6
  • 19V Power Supply
  • 1x US power cord + 1x EU power cord
  • Thermal block for UP AI Core XM2280 (UP AI Core XM 2280 is not included)

Preinstalled Software

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 5.0 Kernel
  • Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit 2019 R3
  • Intel® Media SDK
  • Intel® Distribution for Python*
  • MRAA and UPM I/O and sensor libraries for C++, Python*, Java*, and JavaScript*
  • Docker-CE
  • k3s Kubernetes
  • ONNX
  • AWS Greengrass
  • SQLite 3
  • Node.js
  • cmake
  • gcc
  • Openssl
  • Openssh-server/client
  • git
  • vim
  • tmux

What can you achieve with this kit?

You can easily utilize this kit in robotics, automation, retail, IoT and artificial intelligence (AI). It supports ROS2, TSN, AI inference and ready to connect more than 400 sensors.

With Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, it accelerates Computer Vision (CV) and Deep Learning Inference from Edge to Cloud. It also offers pre-trained models, and pre-optimized kernels to increase performance for AI. 

Therefore, developers can save tremendous time without building a project from scratch.

Tech Specifications

UP Xtreme Edge Compute System
UP Xtreme Board Overview (inside UP Xtreme Edge Compute)
UP board versionUP Xtreme
CPUIntel® 8th gen Dual/Quad Core Ultra Low Power
i7-8665UE (up to 4.4 Ghz)* /
i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz) /
i5-8365UE (up to 4.1 Ghz)* /
i3-8145UE (up to 3.9 Ghz) /
Celeron™ 4305UE
*Intel AMT is only supported for i5 and i7.
Processor TDP15W
VPUOptional by adding UP AI Core XM 2280
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620 (Core i) / Intel® UHD Graphics 610 (Celeron)
FPGAIntel® FPGA Altera MAX V
System memoryOnboard Dual Channel DDR4 memory, max 16 GB
Storage capacity64GB eMMC
Power consumption (typical)26W
Power12~60V DC-IN (lockable connector)
1x Power Button / LED
Operating temperature0°C~60°C (UP Xtreme board)
-20°C~70°C (UP Xtreme Edge Compute system)
Operating humidity0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
Compatible operating systemMicrosoft Windows 10 full version, Linux (ubilinux, Ubuntu 18.04, Yocto)
Inference toolkitIntel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit 2019 R3
Supported frameworksTensorFlow, Caffe
DimensionUP Xtreme board: 120mm x 120mm (4.72″ x 4.72″)
UP Xtreme Edge Compute system: 190mm x 129mm x 78.6mm (7.48″ x 5.07″ x 3.09″)
CertificateCE/FCC Class A, RoHS complaint Microsoft Azure certified
HS code84733000
Country of OriginTaiwan
I/OPhoenix 1: 3V3, 5V, GND, I2C, GPIO x8
Phoenix 2: 3V3, GND, I2C, GPIO, CAN RS & TX, ADC x7
Expansion Slot1x Minicard (PCIe [x1] Gen 3 x 1 (mSATA optional), USB 2.0 x 1) with Micro SIM,
1x M.2 2230 E Key (PCIe [x1] Gen 3 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, CNVI x 1),
1x M.2 2280 M Key slot (supports M Key, and it is compatible with M.2 2280 B+M Key Module)
Expansion HAT (40pin)By MAX5:
28x GPIO, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 1x ADC, 1x I2S, 1x UART, 3V3, 5V, GND
Expansion MCU Connector (40pin)by STM32F103C8T6 – Configurable Pins/ Functionalities
Docking Connector (100pin)USB 2.0, USB 3.0, 6 PCI-E Lane, SATA, I2C, I2S, SPI, LPC, SDIO, HSUART, ISH, GPIO.
SATA 3 Connectorx1
Ethernet2x Gb Ethernet (full speed) RJ-45
COM PortsFintek F81801, 2x RS232/422/485
AudioALC887 for Audio Out/Mic In,
Video OutputHDMI+DP
eDP with Backlight control Headerx1
HDMI/DP STACK Connectorx1
USB4x USB 3.0,
1x USB 2.0 pin header
Ethernet Controller Core™ i7/Core™ i5 - 1x LAN (Intel® i210-AT), 1x LAN(Intel® i219-LM)
Core™ i3/Celeron  - 1x LAN (Intel® i210-AT), 1x LAN(Intel® i219-V)
WiFiOptional (via M.2 2230) -- Intel® AC9260 card
BluetoothOptional (via M.2 2230) -- Intel® AC9260 card
LTE/4GOptional (via mPCIe) -- Quectel EG25-G
Add Vision Plus X for AI hardware accelerator. (compatible with UP Xtreme Board only)
Add Net Plus for 4x LAN ports. (compatible with UP Xtreme Board only)
Pin Signal Pin Signal
1) +12V 26) NC
2) +12V 27) NC
3) +12V 28) NC
4) +12V 29) GND
5) +12V 30) GND
6) +12V 31) PCIE_REFCLK0_P
7) +12V 32) PCIE_REFCLK1_P
8) +12V 33) PCIE_REFCLK0_N
10) NC 35) GND
11) GND 36) GND
12) GND 37) PCIE_RXP0
13) NC 38) PCIE_RXP1
14) NC 39) PCIE_RXN0
15) NC 40) PCIE_RXN1
16) NC 41) GND
17) GND 42) GND
18) GND 43) PCIE_TXP0
19) NC 44) PCIE_TXP1
20) NC 45) PCIE_TXN0
21) NC 46) PCIE_TXN1
22) NC 47) GND
23) GND 48) GND
25) NC 50) PCIE_P3_TXP
HAT 40 (CN22)
Add PoE expansion module via 40-pin GP-bus. (compatible with UP Xtreme Board only)
Device (Linux) Function Linux GPIO (sysfs) UP Pinout Pin ▽ Pin UP Pinout Linux GPIO (sysfs) Function Device (Linux)
3.3V 1 2 5V
/dev/i2c-2 I2C1_SDA 2 GPIO1 3 4 5V
/dev/i2c-2 I2C1_SCL 3 GPIO2 5 6 Ground
iio:device0 ADC0 4 GPIO3 7 8 GPIO16 14 UART1_TX /dev/ttyS7
Ground 9 10 GPIO17 15 UART1_RX /dev/ttyS7
/dev/ttyS7 UART1_RTS 17 GPIO4 11 12 GPIO18 18
27 GPIO5 13 14 Ground
22 GPIO6 15 16 GPIO19 23
3.3V 17 18 GPIO20 24
/etc/spidev0.x SPI0_MOSI 10 GPIO7 19 20 Ground
/etc/spidev0.x SPI0_MISO 9 GPIO8 21 22 GPIO21 25
/etc/spidev0.x SPI0_CLK 11 GPIO9 23 24 GPIO22 8 SPI0_CS0 /etc/spidev0.0
Ground 25 26 GPIO23 7 SPI0_CS1 /etc/spidev0.1
/dev/i2c-1 I2C0_SDA 0 GPIO10 27 28 GPIO24 1 I2C0_SCL /dev/i2c-1
5 GPIO11 29 30 Ground
6 GPIO12 31 32 GPIO25 12
13 GPIO13 33 34 Ground
19 GPIO14 35 36 GPIO26 16 UART1_CTS /dev/ttyS7
26 GPIO15 37 38 GPIO27 20
Ground 39 40 GPIO28 21
Pin Legend

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UP AI Core XM 2280

AI hardware accelerator with 2x Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X

M.2 2230 WiFi kit

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
(802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0)

mPCIe LTE module kit

Quectel 4G LTE CAT4 Global module EG25-G

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UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit