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  2016/1/21 下午 01:46:33        Administrator        General   2 Comments
AAEON BIO Interface:
Three Ways How Customization Just Got Simpler

For providers/manufacturers of solutions, the ability to cater their products to the specific requirements of each and every application, and doing it timely and resourcefully, becomes part of their bread and butter.
Many of these companies attempt to accomplish this through customization, which can turn into a tedious and time-consuming process without the correct foundation. However, even if clear requirements are laid out, the process may very often involve stripping the original offering down to its individual components and reassembling it to its required specification. Lengthy testing and monitoring are ensued to ensure a complete, fault-free delivery.

With years of experience in customization and full acknowledgement of the labor and time involved, AAEON has come up with a proprietary interface that may achieve the same purpose with minimum resources, and this White Paper will shed more light into this new hardware.

Referred to as the BIO interface (not to be confused with BIOS), which stands for board-to-board I/O connector, this 80-pin connector incorporates a variety of commonly used signals such as USB 2.0/3.0, DDI, Audio, and GPIO and works just like a PCI or any other expansion slots. This allows users to implement their desired features without having to invest heavily towards R&D.


When users need more from the base (mother) board, simply select the features that are additionally needed for a daughter board, connect the new board with the original board via the BIO interface and everything is set to go, no fuss, no muss.


The appearance of the daughter board may lead to questions about its unconventional shapes. And also how this oddly shaped card and this small interface is going to help with building the ideal system. These questions will be answered in the sections below.

Saving Resources

As mentioned previously, it is important for the customization to be carried out in the most time and resource-conscious manner to reduce cost to the provider/ manufacturer. The BIO interface is the brainchild of that idea, serving to eliminate the unnecessary resources into bringing a customized product up to speed through various designs.

The first of which is the physical size of the connector and the daughterboard; the former measures 44 mm in length, 20 mm in height while the latter features different board shapes to ensure compactness. The distinctive shapes are purposefully designed for maximizing space otherwise impossible for conventional rectangular boards, as at least 2 boards can be fitted within the same area.


Second is the adoption of a cableless design. By excluding cables, the board looks much neater and makes maintenance easier. Also, as the boards are not connected with wires, it brings about another advantage which will be discussed next.

Increasing Stability

With the BIO interface, stability is assured in two aspects, physical and functional. The former is catered for with a sturdy connector that offers better protection against motions and vibrations than wired connections; the latter through standardized hardware, as products designed to carry the interface use the same hardware and signals for communications, completely stamping out any conflicts.


In addition, all BIO interface-equipped products are tested on the same platform as the customer’s to make sure it is bug-free before shipping.

  • Commented on 2016/2/23 下午 05:57:11

    How to do get the design guide & pin definition. Would you please advise me the BIO board NRE & MOQ ? Thanks,

  • Commented on 2016/2/24 上午 09:55:53

    Thanks for your inqure. We will provide the BIO design guide and detail pin define for your reference. If you have any design requirement about NRE/MOQ, please contact with our sales, thank you.

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