03/15/2017 – CASwell, Inc., announces the new CAF-0250 fanless network security desktop appliance that utilizes the latest Intel Atom Celeron N3350 processor solution to provide lower power consumption and dual core performance. Among its many features, CAF-0250 includes 2GB onboard memory, 4 GB eMMC, 4 Ethernet ports with Realtek® or Intel LAN chip solution, expansion capabilities via one USB 2.0 socket for Wi-Fi support and two half-cut holes to house antenna.
“The low power consumption, standard dual core SoC 1.1. Ghz TDP 6W CPU and sophisticated memory not only make CAF-0250 cost efficient but also cost effective,” states Oliver Chen, CASwell’s VP of product marketing. “The compact fanless design gives CAF-0250 a slim look that, combined with its cost efficiency and processing power makes, CAF-0250 the ideal solution for such network security applications as Firewall, VPN, Load Balancing, SDWAN, Unified Threat Management (UTM), IP Router, Network Access Controller (NAC) and Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE).”
The Intel CPU and GPU engines that drive CAF-0250 demonstrate a significant improvement in performance over the previous generation. The Intel Celeron N3350 is a dual-core SoC that runs at 1.1-2.4 GHz (Burst) and is based on the Apollo Lake platform. Like the Braswell predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14-nm process (P1273) with FinFETs. Besides two CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 1866/2400 MHz). It boasts performance gains of around 30 percent over its predecessor.
The HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake) is based on Intel’s Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake/Skylake graphics adapters such as HD Graphics 520. Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 650 MHz, the chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).
“It is our stated policy to provide our customers with advanced technology, superior design and a great portfolio of solutions,” Chen confirms. “We believe CAF-0250 more than supports than policy.”
Learn more about the CASwell CAF-0250.