posted on 21st Nov 2018 10:47
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is not only needed in the cloud, but increasingly also locally (decentralised). The embedded specialist Syslogic responds with an AI Embedded Computer. The new device will celebrate its premiere at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair, held between 27 and 29 November 2018. While AI used to be mostly used in cloud systems, it is now increasingly needed in decentralized systems. Data must be evaluated on-site to allow for decisions to be made instantly. Applications in autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles cannot wait for results from the data center. Furthermore, an edge computer does not always have connection to a cloud, especially in vehicles. However, it is also clear that the artificial intelligence of entire data centers cannot be managed with low-power embedded systems. Accordingly, edge computers perform limited functions. The resource-intensive calculations take place downstream in the cloud.
Syslogic uses a Jetson TX2i module by Nvidia as the basis for the AI Embedded Computer. This module features an economical but powerful quad-core processor platform. Syslogic combines modern processor technology with the tried and tested virtues of their embedded systems. Robustness, durability and long-term availability are values that Syslogic holds very high. The AI Embedded computers are fanless and maintenance-free. This makes them suitable for operation in temperature ranges from -40 to +70 degrees Celsius. For system connection, the AI computer features a flexible interface layout and WiFi, GPS and LTE functions can be added.