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      GEMINI  Rugged, I/O-Rich SBC and Carrier Board for COM Express Compact Type 6 CPU Modules   PCIe104
GEMINI: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PCI/104-Express
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GEMINI is a COM Express Compact type 6 carrier board and SBC with PCI/104-Express and minicard I/O expansion. Feature-rich GEMINI offers the highest performance in a compact 4.0 x 4.0" / 102 x 102mm size, with its combination of COM Express CPU module and full support for PCIe/104 type 1 connectivity (PCI-104 up to 4 modules, PCIe-104 x1 up to 4 modules, and PCIe/104 x16 if supported by the installed COM). Gemini is designed to support any COM Express Compact (95x95mm) type 6 module, from Apollo Lake to Core i7 to Xeon and Ryzen.

Gemini is available as a complete SBC featuring the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 8665UE "Whiskey Lake" processor with up to 64GB SODIMM memory and -40 to +85°C operation.

GEMINI as a carrier board provides flexibility in choosing your preferred COM from among dozens of manufacturers around the world. The Gemini carrier offers early access to the latest generation of x86 processors as well as longer product lifecycles by virtue of processor independence.

The COM Express module mounts on the bottom side of the board, with a heat spreader below it serving as a mounting platform and thermal solution. The PCI/104-Express, minicard, and M.2 expansion sockets are on the top side.

The 4.0x4.0 inch (102x102mm) board size maximizes PCB coastline for I/O connectors in the smallest feasible size for the feature set. The combination of latching I/O connectors and a thicker PCB offers superior resistance to shock and vibration.

Gemini offers several options for mass storage. An M.2 2242 socket supports SSD up to 512GB using SLC, MLC, and TLC technology. A SATA connector can be used to connect to an external SSD.

Windows 10 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux 64-bit OS support are available.

GEMINI: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PCI/104-Express

I/O Expansion

Gemini offers a wide range of I/O expansion options:

  • A PCIe/104 Type 1 socket supports OneBank PCIe x1 I/O modules as well as full PCIe x16 high performance graphics and expansion modules (with Xeon module installed)
  • A PCI-104 socket supports up to 4 PCI-104 I/O modules
  • A full-size minicard socket supports PCIe and USB minicards
  • An M.2 socket supports SATA flashdisk up to 512GB SLC, MLC, and TLC

GEMINI: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PCI/104-Express
Gemini with PCIe/104 octal serial port module installed; 22mm board stacking height allows sufficient room for installed minicard + cabling

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GEMINI: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PCI/104-Express

Cable kit


GEMINI Cable Kit

CK-GEM-01 includes the following cables:

No. Qty Cable Description Drawing
1 1 6980512 Power input cable, discrete wires Show
2 1 6980524 External battery cable, discrete wires Show
3 2 6980601 Dual serial port cable, 2x DB9 male Show
4 2 6980602 Dual USB 2.0 cable, 2x USB 2.0 type A Show
5 2 6980603 Dual USB 3.0 type A, latching Show
6 2 6980604 Ethernet cable, RJ-45 socket Show
7 2 6980605 HDMI Cable Show
8 1 6980608 Audio cable, 3x 3.5mm jacks Show
9 1 6980609 FCI latching 2x5 2mm to IC 2x5 2mm, 12" Show
10 1 6989101 SATA Cable, 7-Pin Data, Straight to Right Angle, 500mm Show
11 1 C-20MM-18 2x10 2mm IDC ribbon, 18" -

Features
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 8th Generation Processor 8665UE "Whiskey Lake"
Chipset Integrated onto processor package
Memory 16/32GB SODIMM (WL COM)
Graphics 3 independent displays:
  2x HDMI, max resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
  1x LVDS, max resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
Ethernet 2 Gigabit ports: 1 10/100/1000Mbps from COM module and 1 10/100/1000Mbps via I210 Ethernet controller on carrier
USB 4x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0, optional USB support via PCIe Minicard
Serial 4x multiprotocol RS-232/422/485 through SP336
Audio HDA audio to analog audio converter
Digital I/O 8 programmable direction digital I/O, 3.3V logic compatible
Mass storage Standard SATA, m.2 2242 socket, PCIe / USB MiniCard socket
Security TPM module Infineon SLB 9670XQ2.0 on carrier (installed COM may also have TPM)
Expansion PC/104-EXPRESS: 4 PCIe x1 ports, 1x PCIe x16, 1x USB2.0, and 4-slot PCI support
Form factor 101.6mm x 101.6 mm / 4.000" x 4.000"
Weight 281g / 9.9oz (complete assembly with WL COM and heat spreader)
Cooling Conduction cooling heat spreader on bottom
Input voltage 16V-34VDC
Power consumption Carrier board alone: 2.4W
Carrier board + WL COM + 16GB RAM: 10.2W
Vin = 28VDC
Operating Temp -40° to +85°C (carrier board and WL COM; final system capability depends on the installed COM)

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GEMINI
available models:
GEM-BB01
Gemini carrier board, Core / Xeon PCIe configuration, 22mm PCI/104-Express; Contact factory for additional configurations
Available
GEM-WL8665UE-16G
Gemini SBC, i7-8665U 2133MHz CPU, 16GB RAM, Heat Spreader
Available
GEM-WL8665UE-32G
Gemini SBC, i7-8665UE 2133MHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Heat Spreader
Available
GEM-WL8665UE-64G
Gemini SBC, i7-8665UE 2133MHz CPU, 64GB RAM, Heat Spreader
Available
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Cables and accessories
available models:
CK-GEM-01
CK-GEM-01 cable kit
6980512
Power input cable, discrete wires
6980524
External battery cable, discrete wires
6980601
Dual serial port cable, 2x DB9 male
6980602
Dual USB 2.0 cable, 2x USB 2.0 type A
6980603
Dual USB 3.0 type A, latching
6980604
Ethernet cable, RJ-45 socket
6980605
HDMI Cable
6980608
Audio cable, 3x 3.5mm jacks
6980609
FCI latching 2x5 2mm to IC 2x5 2mm, 12"
6989101
SATA Cable, 7-Pin Data, Straight to Right Angle, 500mm
C-20MM-18
2x10 2mm IDC ribbon, 18"
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Product Support for GEMINI

User Manual

Gemini user manual(External)
Gemini_UserManual_pdf(.pdf, 4.4 MB)
GEMINI_Hardware_User Manual
Drivers

Gemini_Audio_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 250.7 MB)
Gemini_W10_Audio_Driver
Gemini_Chipset_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 5.4 MB)
Chipset_Driver_Intel_Win10_64bit_10.1.17861.8101
Gemini_DIO_LED_SerialModeControl_SW_Win10_64bit(.zip, 360.4 KB)
Serial Port Mode Selection, LED and DIO control
Gemini_Graphic_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 329.7 MB)
Graphic_Driver_Intel_HD_Graphic_Win10_64bit
Gemini_Intel_Smart Sound Technology_Win10_64bit(.zip, 308.1 MB)
Intel_Smart Sound Technology_Win10_64bit_pr4_release_version10.23.00.2214
Gemini_ME_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 666.7 MB)
Intel_Management_Engine_Corporate_Win10_64bit_12.0.30.1406
Gemini_Network_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 334.4 KB)
Network_Driver_Intel_I219_Win10_64bit_12.18.8.7w
Gemini_Serial_Driver_Win10_64bit(.zip, 319.1 KB)
xr17_win10_v5.5.0.0
Technical Documents

What is OneBank(.pdf, 576.6 KB)
OneBank expansion bus overview
Mechanical Drawing

Gemini Rev A 3D Model(.zip, 29.3 MB)
FEATURES
Intel "Whiskey Lake" 8th Gen Core i7-2133MHz processor module
16-32GB DDR4 RAM (WL SBC model)
2x HDMI display support
Dual-channel 24-bit LVDS port with 3.3V / 5V power option
2x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports; 1 from COM module, 1 from I210 Ethernet controller via dedicated PCIe lane
4x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0
HDA audio
8 programmable direction digital I/O, 3.3V logic compatible
PCI/104-Express expansion socket (PCI-104 + PCIe/104 Type 1)
PCI-104 socket supports up to 4 attached PCI-104 modules
PCIe/104 socket supports up to 4x PCIe x1 and 1x PCIE x16 depending on installed COM
1 PCIe minicard socket with optional USB support
1 M.2 2242 SATA socket
1 SATA connector
TPM 2.0 via SPI interface
Baseboard and WL SBC: -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
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