Yocto Project Support Recently Added for AAEON BOXERs

AAEON Europe has officially released support on the latest Yocto 3.1 Dunfell on AAEON AI  embedded box PC,  Boxer-8220AI, BOXER-8221AI, BOXER-8250AI, and BOXER-8251AI, powered by NVIDIA. Software services are provided in conjunction with AAEON’s software partners, such as Koan Software, to provide customization, integration, and support for Yocto Project on AAEON BOXER-8200 series. These software services are now available.

Aiming to support embedded AI computing, the BOXER-8200 series is designed for embedded markets in both hardware and software. The series includes AI engines from NVIDIA Jetson NANO or Xavier NX and provides industrial interfaces, power voltage, and thermal dissipation. The enabling of industrial operating systems, such as Yocto, is the key part in bringing AI to the embedded market.

The Yocto Project provides the tools to develop tailored embedded Linux distributions for any device, platform, or project. This is made possible across multiple verticals including retail, healthcare, transportation, robotics and industrial automation. Building custom systems enables developers to minimize required storage space, memory usage, and security risk surface thereby achieving optimal performance.

Picture BOXER-8220AI BOXER-8221AI BOXER-8250AI BOXER-8251AI
AI Engine NVIDIA Jetson Nano NVIDIA Jetson Nano NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
Key Features
  • Quad Core ARM A57 Processor
  • 4GB LPDDR4 + 16GB Micro-SD or eMMC
  • LAN x 5
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4
  • 10-24Vdc Power input
  • Quad Core ARM A57 Processor
  • 4GB LPDDR4 + 16GB Micro-SD or eMMC
  • LAN x1 + RS232 x2
  • 12Vdc Power input
  • 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM®v8
  • 2 64-bit CP
  • 8GB LPDDR4x + 16GB eMMC + Micro-SD card slot
  • GbE LAN x 5
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4
  • 10-24Vdc Power input
  • 6-core ARM® V8
  • 2 Processor
  • 8GB LPDDR4 + 16GB eMMC
  • LANx1 +RS232 x2
  • 12Vdc Power input

Moreover, AAEON Europe provides customization on the enabled platforms in hardware de-population, creation of board support packages on ODM products, integration of customer applications into Yocto, as well as support and maintenance plans.


Customizations for variety of use cases

Create a customized system that is optimized for a range of specific use cases. Being a major player in multiple vertical markets, AAEON is specialized in populating custom models to fulfill different industrial standards, and this expertise could be fully extended to AAEON AI embedded box PC.

Creating BSP for ODM products
Develop board support packages (BSP) to support fully custom projects with Yocto. Industrial grade systems can be built from the ground up to ensure optimal configuration and tailored functionalities.

Integration services
For customers who have already developed their own applications but want to use Yocto in their production, AAEON can integrate their applications to be used within Yocto. Customers can then take advantage of a completely integrated and production-ready system.

Support and maintenance plans
It is a complex activity to manage security and maintaining an embedded platform over time once the system is deployed. AAEON works together with software partners within its eco-system, such as Koan Software, to offer support and maintenance plans for customers at a variety of levels: device management, Over the Air Updates (OTA), software bug fixes and improvements, system hardening and security updates, etc.


Free Training

AAEON Europe will be hosting a free training on November 25 at 15:00 CET called, “Getting Started with Yocto Project on AAEON Embedded AI Boxers, powered by NVIDIA.” Daniele Cleri, Senior AI & IoT Software Architect at AAEON Europe will be leading the webinar to help you build a highly optimized, efficient, and reliable operating system using the Yocto Project, including how to customize it to fit your needs. Watch playback.


Learn More

AAEON Europe has made the Yocto BSPs and images freely available to fully customize and redistribute if you want to build your own Yocto image for AAEON AI embedded box PC. Check out the Github page to find all the information.

If you require further assistance for customization, integration, and support services, do not hesitate to contact us!

About AAEON:

Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms today. In 2011, AAEON became a member of the ASUS group, this enabled the company to further strengthen its leadership, access advanced technology from ASUS and grow its focus towards AI and IoT. AAEON has built a comprehensive AI & IoT ecosystem ranging from IHV, CSP, and ISV and continues to showcase many use cases in AI.

When working with AAEON, you gain access to hundreds of computing boards with validated software solutions. Apart from the off-shelf product range, a fully custom designed board is also made at your service!