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Minimal height dimension of UP Core?

What is the minimal height dimension of the UP Core? I have a height restricted application and every bit matters, which is why I am looking at the UP Core in the first place.

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  • Peter BerbecPeter Berbec Posts: 17New Member
    While I'm sure the specs have the height somewhere, I would just warn you there will need to be a fan of some type. Without something blowing on it, the device will get very hot. I'm looking into a blower fan (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZWQ7RL2) so I don't have to increase the height. I need something short too - I'm UPing an old ThinkPad.
  • Peter BerbecPeter Berbec Posts: 17New Member
    I found the 2d model of the board at https://up-community.org/downloads/summary/63-up-core-2d-and-3d-design-files/108-2d-3d-drawing-of-up-core-board

    Adding up the height, it's 17.6mm tall. You could probably shave a tiny bit of height by pulling the 100-pin off the bottom. Getting height from the top would be tough because the heat-sink is taller than the tallest component - the DC barrel plug. The included sink is a couple mm taller than the power plug. I can't find my calipers at the moment, but I'll post heatsink height when I find them. Getting a shorter heatsink made of better material might give you some height, and cooling!
  • Peter BerbecPeter Berbec Posts: 17New Member
    A quick newegg found https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119079&ignorebbr=1 which is 7mm (!) tall.

    Also looking good is https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708003&ignorebbr=1 which is 27mm tall. What's a little dremeling between friends?
  • AlingAling Posts: 504Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin

    Please check here for UP Core 2D & 3D drawing.

  • eduncan911eduncan911 Posts: 157Administrator, Moderator admin

    @Eric Hiller said:
    What is the minimal height dimension of the UP Core? I have a height restricted application and every bit matters, which is why I am looking at the UP Core in the first place.

    I measure my UP Core at 22mm height total from top to bottom. This includes the stock passive heatsink on top and 100-pin expansion pins on the underside of the board.

    The 100-pin expansion port looks to take up 3 or 4mm alone. It is not through-hole soldered, so it cannot be removed easily.

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