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From high-end to ultra-low-power edge servers
In its embedded world 2020 showcase, congatec has announced that it will be covering the entire spectrum of embedded edge computing, ranging from high-end edge servers to headless systems for ultra-low-power edge logic.
New low-end performance class for SMARC
congatec has introduced a new SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module with Arm Cortex-A53 based NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M Nano processor. The conga-SMX8-Nano defines a new low-end performance class for SMARC.
Embedded edge computing: requirements have increased
Today, embedded computers are often deployed as edge computers. This is not just a buzzword but the answer to increased demands for IIoT-connected devices, machines and systems. Intel and congatec are addressing these new challenges with an extended ecosystem that is strongly geared towards concrete solutions and goes far beyond core processor functions. By Andreas Bergbauer is Product Line Manager for COM Express at congatec
Ecosystem for embedded edge and micro servers
congatec launched its new 100W ecosystem for embedded edge and micro servers at CIIF 2019. The ecosystem is designed for embedded edge and micro servers that increasingly utilise 65 to 100W COM Express Type 7 Server-on-Module performance for most cost-efficient scalability.
Embedded computing kit for AI uses Sparse Modeling
congatec and the Japanese AI experts at Hacarus have unveiled an embedded computing kit for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses Sparse Modeling technology. Sparse Modeling needs little training data to make highly accurate predictions. This is an advantage for vision-based inspection systems, among others, because the reject rate is naturally lower when manufacturing quality is high.
Embedded boards with 8th generation Intel Core processors
congatec has intensified its sales and marketing activities in Eastern Europe. With the support of local sales partner Ineltro, congatec aspires to become the number one provider of embedded computer boards and modules in Poland. The first visible sign of this increased local presence was congatec's participation at the Evertiq Expo.
Lower power computing with Arm
The modules featuring NXP i.MX 8 multi-core 32- and 64-bit ARM processors, which congatec offers in the SMARC 2.0 and Qseven standards, are robust and some are designed for the extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. They are predestined for a wide range of applications and even allow full solar operation with an energy consumption of less than 3-5W during normal operation. Here congatec discusses the potential industrial applicat...
Module with mini processor offers higher performance
congatec has introduced a new SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module with NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor. The conga-SMX8-Mini offers higher performance at significantly fewer watts due to the new 14nm FinFET structure. The module also offers impressive visualisation capabilities, including 3D graphics with full-HD resolution, despite low thermal and system cost.
New high end modules designed for embedded edge computing
congatec has announced 10 new COM Express Type 6 modules featuring the best and latest Intel embedded processor technology. The four Intel Xeon, three Intel Core, two Intel Celeron and one Intel Pentium processors are all based on the same Intel microarchitecture. This enables congatec to provide all 10 processors on one COM Express module design the conga-TS370. A total of 14 processor module variants are now available on this single microarchit...
Consumer BGA processors on high-quality embedded boards
Vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules, congatec, has presented embedded form factors with the new 8th Generation Intel Core Mobile processors. This launch of COM Express Type 6 Compact modules, 3.5” SBCs, and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards, equipped with consumer-grade Intel Core i7-8565U Mobile processors, this marks a new processor generation for harsh and space-constrained environments.
Single board computer entry brings 40% performance boost
Supplier of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules, congatec, has entered the 3.5” single board computer (SBC) business with a 40% performance boost for existing applications. To achieve this performance increase, the new conga-JC370 3.5” SBCs are equipped with commercial-grade 8th Generation Intel Core i7 Mobile processors, codenamed Whiskey Lake.
Performance boost for rugged edge computing markets
Standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules specialist, congatec, has introduced its first Server-on-Module with AMD embedded processors. The new conga-B7E3 Server-on-Module with the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processor claims to offer up to 52% more instructions per clock when compared to legacy architectures.
Quick starter kit for new processor family announced
congatec is presenting a SMARC 2.0 Quick Starter Kit for the new NXP i.MX8 QuadMax processor family. The kit offers everything developers need for the immediate evaluation of the new NXP i.MX 8 processor generation. Developers of vision-based AI applications, in particular, benefit from the natively supported integrated MIPI interfaces and optional pre-configured software support for artificial intelligence.
Driving sales by broadening market reach
Vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules, congatec, has signed a sales partnership with Fortec. The goal is to expand the market reach of congatec’s embedded computer boards and modules as well as to create new higher value-added offerings.
Everything is getting smaller and more compact
It has been announced that congatec will be presenting solutions such as a server on a 125x95mm footprint, and a high-end Core i7 processor on a 3.5” board including all interfaces at embedded world 2019, along with many exhibits showcasing the fusion of embedded computing and vision as well as artificial intelligence.
Edge server platforms for aircrafts showcased
Vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules, congatec, has showcased its new modular airborne computing platforms for connected aircrafts, passenger infotainment, and augmented reality applications at Aeromart Toulouse.
Fusion of embedded computing and vision technologies
At this year’s electronica, congatec showcased the fusion of embedded computing and embedded vision technology, - including artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, to present holistic Embedded Vision platforms. The goal was to provide OEM customers with a comprehensive ecosystem that integrates as easily and efficiently as a standard USB device.
RAM support doubled for Server-on-Modules
Vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules, congatec, has announced that its Intel Atom C3000 processor based conga-B7AC Server-on-Modules now support up to 96 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM memory on three sockets. This is twice the previously supported capacity, potentially setting a milestone for COM Express Type 7 based designs, as memory is important for embedded edge server technologies.
ARM processor in application friendly shape
It has been announced by congatec that they are releasing the conga-SMX8, the company's first SMARC 2.0 Computer on Module based on the 64-bit NXP i.MX8 multi-core ARM processor family.
Smooth implementation of hard real time
It has been announced that congatec has teamed up with OSADL, Open Source Automation Development Lab, to optimise the board support for real time Linux and showcase it in the OSADL test racks.