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Design
24th March 2020
Advanced connectivity for embedded vision and the edge

congatec has announced that SGET has approved the new SMARC 2.1 specification for embedded vision. With Christian Eder as editor, congatec was reportedly instrumental in shaping the specification. 

Design
6th March 2020
Cooling solutions for edge server ecosystem

congatec has presented three cooling solutions for the new 100W edge server ecosystem that is being built around AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Series Processors. With rugged cooling solutions and processor modules for 24/7 operation from a single source, OEMs no longer need to think about how to design in a processor waste heat management system.

Design
6th March 2020
SMARC modules make new 3.5” boards scalable

After its successful entry into the 3.5” SBC market in the middle of last year, congatec has now introded a new carrier board in this standardised footprint, which impresses with a socket for Arm based SMARC modules. Its I/Os are optimised for use with congatec's entire NXP i.MX8 module portfolio and it comes in 12 different processor configuration.

Boards/Backplanes
28th February 2020
Processors bring compute power to industrial fields

congatec has announced that the new conga-JC370 3.5-inch SBC with 8th generation Intel Core processors (code name Whiskey Lake) has received excellent design ratings in independent studies carried out by Elektor Magazine and also earned phenomenal positions in UserBenchmark speed tests.

Design
10th February 2020
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.

Design
4th February 2020
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.

Analysis
9th January 2020
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

Analysis
5th December 2019
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. 

Artificial Intelligence
2nd December 2019
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.

Design
18th November 2019
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.

Boards/Backplanes
4th November 2019
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...

Design
12th September 2019
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.

Design
30th July 2019
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...

Design
5th April 2019
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. 

Boards/Backplanes
27th March 2019
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. 

Design
26th March 2019
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. 

Design
20th March 2019
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.

Analysis
25th February 2019
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.

Events News
25th January 2019
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.

Analysis
3rd January 2019
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.

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