Acrosser Purley’s new platform combines multiple platform innovations and integrates performance enhancement technologies

In response to the rising of artificial intelligence (AI), high-definition audio and video streaming and online live broadcast, data high-speed computing and transmission applications, Intel and AMD have launched a new generation of server platform products, including Intel’s next-generation Xeon® scalable processor family – Purley CPUs which are based on the Skylake-SP architecture and planned to replace the previous both Xeon® E5 and E7 processors powered by Broadwell microarchitecture.

Purley’s new platform combines multiple platform innovations and integrates performance enhancement technologies, including Intel AVX-512, Intel MESH architecture, Optane Solid State Drive (SSD) and Omni-Path Fabric fiber optic transmission technology. Purley’s new platform also supports existing and emerging data center and network workloads, including cloud computing, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence, etc. The evolving data center and network infrastructure are designed to deliver the industry’s highest energy efficiency and system-level performance. Its average performance is 1.65 times higher than the previous generation. Performance of Xeon® expandable processor is 2.2 times more efficient than the previous generation under the ever-increasing workload of artificial intelligence.

Acrosser Technology now is providing customers the Purley’s new platform network appliances, the Acrosser first 2U IoT Rackmount Server: ANR-C627/622N1. Positioned as powerful network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 equipped with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are perfect for IoT Gateway, Edge Computing (EC), Cloud, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), IPS/IDS, Security Gateway (Se-GW), Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As excellence network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 series support dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 24* RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4-2666, dual onboard SFP+ (10G fiber) and 8* Expandable Network Interface Modules (NIMs) for 1G/10G/40G (fiber/Copper/Bypass) various options. Strong networking ability can meet most of enterprise-class customers’ needs.

Acrosser had committed its valuable resources to further develop its advanced network product lines. Furthermore, Acrosser is now working directly with Intel, as part of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, in order to be able to offer its customers first-to-market services, the latest technologies, and solutions in a timely manner. As a member of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, Acrosser is able to directly obtain valuable resources in providing high quality and stable performance products/solutions to its customers, vis-à-vis non-IoT-Alliance-members.

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Acrosser Announced New Apollo Lake Network Appliances: AND-APL1N1FL

In order to provide customer more choices in entry-level network solution, today ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading network appliance supplier, proudly revealed its latest micro box fan-less network appliance –AND-APL1N1FL series.

The fan-less micro box network appliance, AND-APL1N1FL, can offer the utmost connectivity with a compact form factor at dimensions 280 x 209 x 44 mm (11.02” x 8.23” x 1.73”). In addition, AND-APL1N1FL also supports 3-pair LAN bypass for Ethernet connection and provides a luxurious set of I/O, including one mini PCIe slot to support WiFi or 4G, three USB3.0 ports on the rear panel, one console port (RJ45), 8-bit GPIO on-board pin header, and one SATA III port or mSATA socket. Rich I/O ports and drive bays are designed for easy access and maintenance.

AND-APL1N1FL, with compact size and reasonable cost, is the perfect solution for small office network solution, UTM, mail server and firewall applications.

AND-APL1N1FL Specifications:

  1. Intel® Apollo Lake SoC J-series/N-series/E-series
  2. 1 x SO-DIMM DDR3L-1866 MHz, up to 8GB
  3. 6 x GbE, 3 x USB
  4. 1 x Mini PCIe Socket
  5. 8 x GPIO

Product introduction video please refers to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JymTQfSXsY&feature=youtu.be

This new Apollo Lake network appliance: AND-APL1N1FL is designed with customers looking for a cost-effective niche solution in mind. Samples are available upon request; please contact us via the online inquiry system:

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The big challenge with open source que

With the increasing availability and associated complexity of a wide variety of 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors, the possibilities for embedded product designs are exploding. Leveraging a myriad of embedded computer and integrating advanced graphical user interfaces and multimedia formats requires the availability of supporting software stacks from the underlying operating system. And, more than ever before, embedded software teams are turning to open source software and embedded Linux as the platform on which to base these systems in the “Internet of Things.” But while open source has proved itself incredibly technology enabling, it can also make the workflow excessively unwieldy. The good news is that solutions and best practices exist to help development teams improve their software development workflow when open source is an increasingly large part of the mix.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/the-not-code-quality/

Series adoption for In-vehicle application

Various car makers have already started with first series projects implementing this latest MOST Technology. In-Vehicle computers enables the use of a higher bandwidth of 150 Mbps, an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications, and an embedded Ethernet channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data. It succeeds in providing significant speed enhancements and breakthroughs while keeping costs down. The MOST Cooperation – the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized – proudly announces that the newest Specification Rev. 3.0 is on its way to production. In-Vehicle computers  and the new Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) architecture complies with Specification Rev. 3.0 and expands the audio/video capability for next generation automotive infotainment devices such as Head Units, Rear Seat Entertainment, Amplifiers, TV-Tuners and Video Displays.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/news/most150-series-adoption/

The coming of 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

The 4th generation Intel® Core™  processors

The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors serve the embedded computing space with a new microarchitecture which Kontron will implement on a broad range of embedded computing platforms. Based on the 22 nm Intel® 3D processor technology already used in the predecessor generation, the processors, formerly codenamed ‘Haswell’, have experienced a performance increase which will doubtlessly benefit applications. Beside a 15% increased CPU performance especially the graphics has improved by its doubled performance in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors. At the same time, the thermal footprint has remained practically the same or has even shrunk.

These improvements and the high scalability from cost-optimized Celeron® versions up to high-end Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors make the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture a perfect match for nearly each and every mid-range to high-end embedded applications. In a first step Kontron has implemented the new microarchitecture on COM Express®, Mini-ITX, 6U CompactPCI®, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms with further platforms to follow. So, in what way can embedded appliances benefit from these improvements?

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/white-papers/white-intelr-coretm-processors/

 

Qseven scalability QUICK CHECK

The ability to transition between x86 and ARM embedded computer processors is critical for low-volume medical applications because a single carrier board – often the most costly component of a COM architecture – can suit the needs of both graphics-intensive systems and platforms that require more mobility and lower power. In addition to reducing Time-To-Market (TTM), this decreases Bill Of Materials (BOM) costs and eases Board Support Package (BSP) implementation, says Christoph Budelmann, General Manager, Budelmann Elektronik GmbH in Münster, Germany (www.budelmann-elektronik.com).

“Scalability is a key factor, especially for lower embedded computer volumes, and the Qseven standard offers the possibility to use the same baseboard with different processors depending on the user’s needs,” Budelmann says. “Some users only need a small control unit and prefer a simple ARM processor, whereas other customers want to implement large screens and need the graphical power of an x86 system. Of course, this can also be the case in medical applications. Even if the baseboard has to be adapted to very special demands, this is less complex than switching from a pure ARM platform to an x86 platform or vice versa. In the majority of cases, only some drivers, such as Ethernet PHY, have to be exchanged whereas the real application software can remain the same.”

refer to: http://smallformfactors.com/articles/qseven-coms-healthcare-mobile/

Micromax’s giving WOW factors in Embedded World 2013

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Fanless embedded system, in vehicle pc, Industrial PC
MicroMax announced today it is exhibiting its M-Max 810 PR/MS3, an ATR-based system for avionics, at Embedded World 2013 in Nuremberg.

MicroMax embedded Computer was founded in New York, USA, in 1979. It specializes in designing and manufacturing of embedded solutions for harsh environments, systems development and distribution of industrial computing and communication products.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/news/micromax-exhibited-embedded-world-in-nuremburg/#at_pco=cfd-1.0

Real-time and general-purpose

 

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Virtualization for embedded systems has many implementations in which two or more operating systems coexist to gain the benefits of each. One approach puts Microsoft Windows and a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) together.

 

Much is being said about virtualization these days in the softwareworld. Simply stated, virtualization is about getting multiple OSs to run on the same computing platform at the same time. Virtualization has been cited as a key technology for getting the most performance out of the newest multicore processors. But just as not all computing applications are the same, not all virtualization approaches are appropriate for all applications.

Embedded systems have a key requirement that doesn’t normally apply to office and server computers: the need for deterministic response to real-time events. To support the requirement for determinism, embedded applications typically use RTOSs. Embedded applications also employ general-purpose OSs to handle operator interfaces, databases, and general-purpose computing tasks.

In the past, because OSs couldn’t successfully co-reside on computing platforms, system developers employed multiple processing platforms using one or more to support real-time functions and others to handle general-purpose processing. System designers that can combine both types of processing on the same platform can save costs by eliminating redundant computing hardware. The advent of multicore processors supports this premise because it is possible to dedicate processor cores to different computing environments; however, the software issues posed by consolidating such environments require special consideration. Combining real-time and general-purpose operating environments on the same platform (Figure 1) places some stringent requirements on how virtualization is implemented.

 

refer: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/real-time-general-purpose-unite-via-virtualization/

In-Vehicle computer is based on Intel Atom D425/D525 single/dual core processer

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embedded system, in vehicle computer, Industrial PC

AR-V6002FL fanless In-Vehicle computer is based on Intel Atom D425/D525 single /dual core processer.
AR-V6002FL is designed with standard power input for car battery of 12V/24V, capability to operate in rugged environment of -20 to 50 degrees, standard vehicle certification of CE, FCC class B and E-Mark 13, and can withstand shock and vibration up to 2G follow IEC60068, which allow system integrators to implement the accessories to fulfill vehicle application, such as Fleet management, Telemetric, Traffic safety control and numerous other vehicles.

Besides supporting standard 12V/24V car battery input, AR-V6002FL has many unique power management design, like 8 kinds of selectable delay timing for different purpose, power input monitoring to shut down system at low power to prevent accidentally drain out car battery, two kinds of trigger type to power on and off by car ignition or remote switch, and application programming interface to modify delay timing by software.

 

 

AR-V6002FL features:
Intel Atom D425/D525 processor
Intelligent Power module with API for delay timing customization
Fan less design with Heat pipe
Display: VGA,
Serial port:2*RS-232, 2*RS-232/422/485
USB x 4, Mic-in/Audio, Remote power switch,
Storage: CF card slot/ 2.5’’ HDD bracket 
GPIO:  4 in / 4 out
1 x GbE RJ45 LAN port with LED
2 x mini-PCIe expansion slot
Optional module: GPS / WiFi/ Bluetooth / 3.5G module
Changeable Fuse design
CAN Bus support CAN 2.0A/2.0B
Windows and Linux device driver and API for GPIO and CAN bus.
Standard vehicle certification: CE, FCC class B, E-Mark

 

 

In-Vehicle Computers are featured with a remote power control switch beside the power control by ignition switch

Acrosser Technology, the leading industrial computer manufacturer, has successfully integrated significant features into their In-Vehicle Computer series products. These features include i-Button 1- wire interface, combo connector and remote power control switch.

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embedded computer ,in vehicle computer ,single board computer

 

i-Button 1-Wire Interface for Driver ID and Sensors

Driver identification, temperature sensors, NVRAM, digital I/O and analog input are quite often used on vehicle and M2M applications. 1-Wire is a device communications bus system designed by Dallas Semiconductor Corp. that provides low-speed data, signaling, and power over a single signal.
At this time, there are approximately 40 1-wire devices available from Dallas Semiconductor Corp. 1-Wire devices can be grouped by their functions into several categories:

‧Identification only
Identification plus temperature
Identification plus temperature logger
Identification plus temperature and humidity logger
Identification plus real time clock
Identification plus NV SRAM or OTP EPROM or EEPROM
Identification plus SHA-1 secure EEPROM

Thanks to the integration of 1-wire interface into Acrosser In-Vehicle Computers, so system integrators now can use one simple interface to connect variety devices which are often utilized in telematics applications. Beside the hardware interface, Acrosser also provide software API to write and read data to and from any kind of 1-wire devices.

 

Combo Connector Simplifies Many Cables Down to a Single Cable

Signals between a vehicle computer and a touch monitors include VGA, USB, audio and power supply of touch monitor. With a normal design, 4 cables are required. The all-in-one combo connector integrates all of these signals into one single cable. This significantly simplified the routing of the harness. Acrosser’s new in-vehicle computers and in-vehicle touch monitors are all featured with this advanced design.

 

Remote Power Control Switch, ON/OFF Control become More Flexible

All Acrosser’s In-Vehicle Computers are featured with a remote power control switch beside the power control by ignition switch. When this switch is installed and enabled by software, the switch works together with the ignition switch to control the power on/off of the computer. This has enabled the driver be able to turn off the computer without turning off the ignition. This feature is very useful in some application scenarios.

Visit Acrosser in Vehicle Computer solution and product web pages to know more information.