New system offers high-performance computing and extensive I/O connectivity

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New system offers high-performance computing and extensive I/O connectivity

Posted Date: 2024-02-08

Advantech has introduced the EI-53 edge computing system, which is now available. The EI-53 is powered by 13th Gen Intel Core Mobile processors with up to 10 cores and DDR5 5200MHz dual-channel memory up to a maximum capacity of 64GB. It also provides high-performance Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. Not just a compact system, the device’s robust computing capability seamlessly combines with pre-installed software tailored for industrial applications. It features the company’s SUSI API for GPIO, CANBUS access, DeviceOn for OTA updates, remote monitoring, and real-time management, and ready with Ubuntu 22.04.

Also, a robotics software package expedites robotics applications, complemented by a pre-built Robotics SDK. With its high-performance computing, extensive I/O connectivity and integrated software packages, the device caters to semiconductor equipment, robotics and AMR, and energy storage applications, supporting industry standard protocols.

The device has a range of versatile I/O ports, including 2 x CANBus, 3 x RS-232/422/485, 2 x LAN (with one up to 2.5G), 6 x USB, and DI/O. It optimally utilises its space to accommodate an M.2 M-key 2280 / E-Key 2230 / B-key 3042&3052, allowing for advanced LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, and AI module connectivity.

Regarding display interfaces, the device supports dual 4K lockable HDMI 2.0b, with ultra-high 4096 x 2160 resolution, further enhanced by Intel Iris Xe graphics. These abundant I/O options satisfy the robust demand for various types of connectivity.

The device is built for seamless remote management through its integrated Advantech DeviceOn software. This software streamlines centralised management, data integration, real-time monitoring, and OTA updates for software and firmware batches. Furthermore, the SUSI API acts as a bridge, simplifying and enhancing the synergy between hardware and software. It offers system protection, device monitoring, I/O control, and application extension on Advantech platforms.

The system comes preconfigured with a Robotics SDK, facilitating the development process for robotics applications. It supports toolkits such as Rviz, Movelt, and NAV2 on Linux. Finally, as an Ubuntu Ready System, it ensures security updates, tri-weekly CVE maintained, and five years of long-term support. These features collectively position the device as an excellent option for robotics and AMR applications.

The device features an aluminium alloy design that is also fanless to avoid dust accumulation. It dissipates heat through a highly efficient heatsink that dissipates 34.9% more heat than previous models. Its essential protection provides an impressive operating temperature range of -20C-60C (-4F-140F) and accommodates a 12-24VDC power input range. This facilitates reliable operation in a wide array of industrial environments. Also, it adheres to the IEC 61000-6-4 and 61000-6-2 standards for heavy industry. In addition, its Phoenix connector makes it straightforward to deploy, while its shock and vibration resistance makes it conducive to outdoor use for applications such as a battery storage controller for an industrial energy storage cabinet.

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