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Embedded boards with 8th generation Intel Core processors

18th November 2019
Alex Lynn

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.

"Poland is a growth engine for Europe with a healthy annual growth rate averaging an impressive 4.2% from 1995 until 2019. The technology-intensive sector, which is one of our main sales markets, contributes significantly to this. With native support from our local sales partner, we can now serve the OEMs in this regional growth market much better," explained Diethard Fent, Manager Sales Partner EMEA at congatec.

"The southern part of Poland is home to highly innovative companies, for example from the mobile robotics, automotive, telecom, digitisation, smart lighting and life science sectors. Our local presence is making congatec solutions much more attractive for them," added Lukasz Mazur, Business Development Manager Poland at Ineltro, who spearheads congatec's local sales effort.

One of the highlights showcased at Evertiq Expo was the demo of a vision platform based on sparse modelling technology that can run both, deep learning and inference systems. This is notable because the deep learning process generally requires immense energy resources, which are usually only available in data centres.

The new technology, however, can be operated entirely on congatec's embedded system. In addition, a new algorithm can be developed on the basis of just a few images. This enables inspection systems to be adapted to new conditions and tasks much more quickly.

Further highlights of the Evertiq Expo showcase were new rugged Mini-ITX motherboards and 3.5-inch SBCs with 8th generation Intel Core processors (codename Whiskey Lake), SMARC 2.0 modules with NXP i.MX8 Mini processors and Intel Atom processors (codename Apollo Lake), as well as high-performance COM Express Type 7 modules based on Intel Xeon and AMD Ryzen Embedded technology.

They are aimed at the transportation sector, which increasingly requires more computing power for autonomous driving.

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