One of the new challenges arising with the use of edge, fog, and cloud architectures is the connection of components to each other and to the public cloud. An important element of developing a solution capturing all pieces is the IoT framework SUSiEte
At the field, or edge level, data is collected by industrial computers, e.g. by gateways, which process, filter, analyze and act on these data in real-time right at the device.
Edge, fog and cloud applications demand increasing computing power. The interfaces to sensors or machines often require non-standard solutions. Especially in smaller machines, space is limited or restricted in some dimension and need a special solution.
Today, the connection from the sensor device to the embedded cloud takes place via real-time data communication, on sensor and edge level - for example Industrial Ethernet or fieldbuses - and gateways , which provide the transformation of real time data into the informational area.
Kontron’s VX3060-S2 takes 3U OpenVPX™ to next level
Featuring 11th Gen Intel® SoC technology, developers can apply now for early access to Kontron’s industry-first Blade PC
Ismaning, September 16, 2021 - Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded ComputingTechnology(ECT), commences first deliveries of its high performance VX3060-S2Blade PC. Based on 11th Gen Intel®Core™processors, this underscores Kontron’s strong partnership with Intel,enabling the company to befirst to market with a powerful and versatilespace-saving 3U VPX single board PC.
Kontron’s VX3060-S2 combinesrobustness, reliability and 15-year-availability with high performanceprocessing,neural network acceleration and powerful graphics capabilities.
CPUSKUs included with the Kontron VX3060-S2 are quad core units supporting specializedVector Neural NetworkInstructions (VNNI) and Doubled Signal Processingperformance (AVX512). The Gen12 Gfx graphics engineensures maximum performancefor computer vision and media processing - twice that of the previousgeneration.Furthermore, the direct on-chip access to main memory allowsexceptional performance from the 96 execution units(EUs), especially whencompared to traditional discrete graphics silicon solutions featuring many moreEUs.
AlainSpors, Director of Products at Kontron, says: “Developers can take advantage ofour VX3060-S2 immediately.On a single blade consuming only 12 - 28W of power,the VX3060-S2 is ideal for long-term blade computingdeployments in Aerospace,Defense and Transportation – in fact, any innovative embedded applicationrequiringvector neural network acceleration or computer vision.
“Weare already delivering on numerous requests across a broad spectrum of applications.These include confirmeduse cases in proximity surveillance of combat vehicles,tactical communication nodes between aircraft, and certifiedcomputers foraeronautics and railways.”
Multiple extensions allow developersto more easily address a wide range of demanding mission critical applications.Specific power and temperature monitoring sensors make the VX3060-S2 qualifiedfor safety critical applications.VX3060-S2 can provide Hardware Root of Trustthanks to its TPM module and Kontron SEC-Lineelements. Forease of access, the VX3060-S2pin assignment is compatible with VITA65 OpenVPX Profiles, and supports theSOSA™ standard for expediting avionics certification. Therefore the VX3060 is alsoable to bring critical newfeatures to existing systems developed in accordancewith these standards.
A rich Linux™ BSP allowsinstant evaluation and benchmarking. This includes the source code required tosupportthe VX3060-S2 in any Linux distribution, offering developers anunparalleled ‘out of the box’ experience thanks toCMON-Line, its integrated remotelyaccessible CBIT service.
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As part of the S&T technology group, Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
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