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Advantech (Taiwan) announced the launch of the CAN-connectable AIR-030 edge AI (artificial intelligence) system powered by the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin module.

The AIR-030 system is powered by the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin module (Source: Advantech)

The Jetson AGX Orin module delivers up to 275 Tera operations per second (TOPS) and 8 times the performance of the previous generation. The system comes with Deviceon for Edge AI software, which should make it easier to manage the lifecycle of AI (artificial intelligence) development, AI container deployment, and live model updates. AI to recycling and performance optimization. The software also provides real-time monitoring and management of cloud-based AI cutting-edge AI devices. The series of devices are suitable for use in automated guided vehicles (AGV), autonomous mobile robots (AMR) as well as other vision robotics and AI applications.

The device with dimensions of 200mm x 220mm x 74mm is equipped with various I/O options, including CAN for motion and direction control, optional LAN and PoE for camera input, and digital I/O for sensor control. It also provides global safety and EMC certifications including CE/FCC, CB, UL, BSMI, CCC, IEC 61000-6-2 and IEC 61000-6-4. This allows the system to be deployed in heavy industries. Several expansions accommodate wireless modules and advanced advanced artificial intelligence applications. These include an M.2 B 2280/3052 dongle for NVME storage and 5G connectivity, an M.2 2230 E dongle for Wi-Fi connectivity and a PCIe x16 slot for support for additional feature cards . The addition of a 10 GiB Ethernet card for high-speed data transmission or a GPU (graphics processing unit) for high-performance graphics computing is possible. The series integrates with the Ubuntu 20.04 Linux operating system environment and supports the Nvidia Jetpack 5.0 SDK as well as the Isaac platform. The first AIR-030 samples will be available in November.

Presentation at an event for IoT, AI and robotics

Advantech also presented its latest CAN-enabled solutions for AI, wireless connectivity (also 5G) and Edge computing at Sido Lyon (France). The AIR-020X is a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system powered by the Nvidia Jetson Xavier. It is integrated with the company’s Wise-Deviceon IoT (Internet of Things) device operations management software to support remote connectivity, device and data management, and over-the-air (OTA) updates. . This enables deployment of production-ready AI inference models and remote desktops. Dashboards and situation rooms, in addition to AI statistics and inference results using Grafana, can be created.

The MIC-733-AO computing solution, which can be extended by a CAN port via a Mini PCIe interface, is used for AI and video analysis. It integrates two 10 GiB Ethernet ports and a Jetson AGX Orin module from Nvidia. The MIC-715-NXA1 inference system with two CAN interfaces provides 384 Cuda parallel computing cores and 21 TOPS processing performance. The manufacturer’s ICR-4453 5G cellular router/gateway with a CAN interface incorporates a quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor with 1 GiB RAM, which operates at 1200 MHz.