Intel® 3rd-Gen Core™ i7 Fanless Vision System with 4x GigE PoE and Deterministic Trigger I/O

  • Intel® 3rd-Gen i7 Quad-core superb performance
  • Integrated camera interfaces
    – 4x 802.3af Gigabit PoE ports via Intel®I210
    – 4x USB 3.0 ports
  • Patent-pending Deterministic Trigger I/O technology for accurate trigger/strobe control
  • Patent Cassette* design for PCIe/PCI add-on card expansion
  • Per-port PoE power on/off control
  • Rugged, -25°C to 70°C fanless operation
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Nuvis-3304af is a vision system dedicatedly designed for machine vision applications. Inheriting Neousys’ proven fanless architecture and Power-over-Ethernet technology, Nuvis-3304af combines superb computing performance, integrated camera interfaces and great reliability in its compact chassis.

As accurate trigger/strobe control is crucial for vision applications, Neousys developed a new technology, Deterministic Trigger I/O, or DTIO, on Nuvis-3304af. Unlike legacy isolated DIO, this patent-pending DTIO technology allows users to program a deterministic timing correlation between input and output signals at a resolution of 25 microseconds. With DTIO, your vision system can have extremely precise control for proximity sensor input, strobe output and camera trigger.

Camera connectivity is another key for vision systems. In addition to integrated PoE and USB3 ports, Nuvis-3304af is provided with Neousys’ patent Cassette design for PCIe/PCI expansion. By installing dedicated interface card, Nuvis-3304af can work with analog, 1394, Camera Link or CoaXPress camera. Or you can integrate a motion control card to fulfill an all-in-one inspection system.

Combining the quad-core CPU performance, PoE/USB3 camera interface, innovative DTIO and Cassette technology, Nuvis-3304af is the perfect platform for your vision application.

Product Highlights

DIO cards with change-of-state (COS) interrupt support are generally used for trigger/strobe control in vision systems. The interrupt latency introduced in operating system, however, increases the difficulty of an accurate timing control for strobe/trigger signals.

Neousys’ Deterministic Trigger I/O, or DTIO, is a technology to provide a deterministic timing correlation between input and output signals. It utilizes a standalone microprocessor with highly-optimized algorithm to collaborate with platform and DIO circuit.

Users can configure output delay/duration for multiple DO channels (e.g. strobe and camera trigger) to respond a trigger signal on specific input channel (e.g. proximity sensor) at a resolution of 25 microseconds.

Nuvis-3304af integrates four GigE PoE ports and four USB 3.0 ports for camera connectivity. Its IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE port delivers 15.4 W of power and 1000 Mb/s bandwidth. USB 3.0, as an emerging camera interface, supports up to 5 Gbps signaling for high-speed data transmission. In addition, Nuvis-3304af features a unique per-port PoE power on/off control function for fault recovery operations.

For vision systems require other camera interfaces, Nuvis-3304af incorporates Neousys’ patented Cassette to accommodate other interface cards such as Camera Link, CoaXPress and analog frame-grabber. You can also integrate a motion control card into Nuvis-3304af to build up an all-in-one machine vision system.


System Core
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE (2.3/3.3 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-3610ME (2.7/3.3 GHz, 3 MB cache)
Chipset Intel® HM76 Platform Controller Hub
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Controller
Memory 2x 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets,
up to 16 GB DDR3 1333/1600 MHz SDRAM
I/O Interface
POE 4x Gigabit IEEE 802.3af (15.4W) PoE ports by Intel® I210
Ethernet 1x Gigabit Ethernet port by Intel® I210
Video Port 1x DB-15 connector for analog RGB, supporting 2048×1536 resolution
2x DVI-D connectors for DVI/HDMI outputs, supporting 1920×1080 resolution
(Supporting dual independent display outputs)
USB 4x USB 3.0 ports and 4x USB 2.0 ports
Serial Port 2x software-programmable RS-232/422/485 (COM1 & COM2)
KB/MS 1x 6-pin mini-DIN connector for PS/2 keyboard/mouse
Audio 1x mic-in and speaker-out
Deterministic Trigger I/O
Digital Input 8x isolated digital input channels
Digital Output 8x isolated digital output channels
Operating Mode DTIO with 25 microseconds resolution, Polling I/O with change-of-state interrupt
Storage Interface
SATA HDD 1x Internal SATA port for 2.5” HDD/SSD installation
CFast 1x CFast socket
Expansion Bus
Mini PCI-E 1x internal mini PCI Express socket with USIM socket
1x internal mini PCI Express socket
PCI/PCI Express 1x PCIe x16 slot @ 8-lanes PCIE signals in Cassette (Nuvis-3304af-E)
Power Supply & Ignition Control
DC Input 1x 4-pin power connector for 8~25V DC input (for AC adapter)
1x 3-pin pluggable terminal block for 8~25V DC input (for direct DC wiring)
Remote Ctrl. & Status Output 1x 10-pin (2×5) wafer connector for remote on/off control and status LED output
Power Consumption With i7-3610QE : 72.96W ([email protected])
With i5-3610ME : 48.83W ([email protected])
Dimension 240 mm (W) x 225 mm (D) x 89.7 mm (H)
Weight 4.4 Kg (including 2.5” HDD and DDR3 SO-DIMM)
Mounting Wall-mounting (Standard) or DIN-Rail mounting (Optional)
Operating Temperature -25°C ~ 60°C */** (with i7-3610QE)
-25°C ~ 70°C */** (with i5-3610ME)
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Humidity 10%~90% , non-condensing
Vibration Operating, 5 Grms, 5-500 Hz, 3 Axes(w/ SSD, according to IEC60068-2-64)
Shock Operating, 50 Grms, Half-sine 11 ms Duration (w/ SSD, according to IEC60068-2-27)
EMC CE/FCC Class A, according to EN 55022 & EN 55024

* The 100% CPU loading is applied using Intel® Thermal Analysis Tool.
**For sub-zero operating temperature, a wide temperature HDD drive or Solid State Disk (SSD) is required.

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Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE vision system with 5x GigE PoE Ports, DTIO and PCI-E Cassette

Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE vision system with 5x GigE PoE Ports, DTIO and PCI Cassette


  • 160 W AC/DC power adapter