Artificial Intelligence

Advantech’s Edge AI solutions empower robotics and video analytics

21st October 2022
Sheryl Miles

Advantech, a global specialist in industrial IoT, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of itsAIR-030 series, an edge AI system powered by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, and the EPC-R7300 series for industrial Box PCs powered by NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX and Orin Nano.

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module offers up to 275 TOPS and 8x the performance over the prior generation, enabling theAIR-030 andEPC-R7300 series to provide AI developers with ready-to-deploy and easy-to-configure solutions to accelerate AI robotics and vision applications. These edge AI solutions come with DeviceOn for Edge AI software, which facilitates AI development lifecycle management from AI container deployment and AI model over-the-air updates to retraining and performance optimisation.

DeviceOn for Edge AI also provides real-time monitoring and management from edge AI devices to cloud-based AI. Combined with server-class AI performance, an industrial-grade design, and edge management, theAIR-030 andEPC-R7300 series are the ideal solutions for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), robotics, and vision AI applications.

AIR-030 high-performance Edge AI Systems with Jetson AGX Orin

Featuring a rugged design with dimensions of 200 x 220 x 74mm (7.87 x 8.66 x 2.91”), theAIR-030 series delivers powerful AI inferencing capabilities by utilising NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin for energy-efficient autonomous machines.

This edge AI system is equipped with comprehensive I/O options, including CANBus for motion and direction control, LAN and optional PoE for camera input, and DI/O for sensor control. It also provides complete worldwide safety and EMC certifications, including CE/FCC, CB, UL, BSMI, CCC, IEC 61000-6-2 and IEC 61000-6-4, making it ideal for real-time video analytics and AI robotics applications in heavy industries.

TheAIR-030 series supports multiple expansions to better accommodate wireless module and advanced edge AI applications, with 1 x M.2 B key 2280/3052 for NVME storage and 5G connectivity, 1 x M.2 2230 E key for Wi-Fi connectivity, and 1 x PCIe x16 slot for additional function cards support.

AI developers can also scale theAIR-030’s performance by adding a 10GbE card for high-speed data transmission or a GPU for high-performance graphics computing. TheAIR-030 series bundles with the Linux Ubuntu 20.04 OS environment and supports the NVIDIA JetPack 5.0 software development kit and above, as well as the Isaac platform, thus reducing the time and cost of production AI and robotics development.

EPC-R7300 Jetson Orin NX and Orin nano-compatible industrial Box PCs

Advantech’sEPC-R7300 series industrial-grade Box PC is equipped with a production carrier board with a fully compatible form factor and pin configuration for Jetson Orin NX and Orin Nano modules. Designed to serve as a complete industrial-grade system, the EPC-R7300’s high-quality aluminium housing provides improved heat dissipation and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for optimal protection. Moreover, its thermal design accommodates modular and module-specific heat spreaders, enabling developers to adopt thermal solutions based on their choice of Jetson module.

Regarding its I/O configuration, theEPC-R7300 series leverages a UIO40-Express mechanical design, and its carrier board uses application-oriented I/O expansion boards to increase capacity, giving developers flexibility in selecting I/O extension boards such as serial port (RS-232, RS-485), CANBus, isolated DI/DO, USB 2.0/3.0, and 4-port GbE boards for machine vision camera input, motion control and sensing.

In addition, Advantech’s AIM-Linux software service provides UIO40-Express peripheral drivers for NVIDIA JetPack. This enables UIO40-Express functionality without additional integration effort. These features make theEPC-R7300 series an excellent choice for the prototyping and mass deployment of AGV, AMR, and robotics in healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and logistics.

TheAIR-030’s early samples will be ready in November, while theEPC-R7300 series will be available for order in December, 2022 (Orin NX) and in January, 2023 (Orin Nano). For more information, please contact your local sales team or visit the Advantech website.

Make your design unique

Advantech’s European development centre implements full-custom designs in the areas of hardware, BIOS and firmware. In addition to the development of customer-specific embedded computing solutions, e.g., for medical or industrial storage solutions, Advantech’s design & manufacturing services are among others also offered for the integration of new key technologies in the area of AI and AIoT.

Featured products

Product Spotlight

Upcoming Events

View all events
Newsletter
Latest global electronics news
© Copyright 2022 Electronic Specifier