With massive data collection contributed by the emergence of IoT, maturity of wafer technology and continuous optimization of algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) related applications are receiving attention from all walks of life. It is expected that AI will enter a stage of rapid development in various fields, including smart automation factory, security monitoring and medical care that foresee continuous growth in the future. For example, without the aid of AI for an automatic detection system in the early stage, existing data could only be used for comparisons. But with the use of AI algorithm, systems will be able to analyze the quality and characteristics of the data. Artificial intelligence allows machines to continuously learn and be optimized for efficient reading and testing that would become faster and more accurate than conventional methods.
AIoT Hardware Architecture
IBASE AIoT Hardware Solutions
The AI hardware comprise CPUs, accelerators/specialized hardware, GPU/FPGAs and neuromorphic chips. IBASE’s AIoT hardware solutions use a powerful industrial-grade electronic design that would ensure uninterrupted system operation under any type of environment. Its system computing power provides high-speed calculation and analysis. Installed through expansion interface, the GPU and FPGA share the calculation tasks with the CPU to reduce the possibility of misjudgment and ensure accuracy when the computing task increases. Furthermore, they help solve various data analysis problems. Users will be able to utilize the collected data for smarter analysis and different applications.
The AMI230 is a robust embedded system based on the 9th/8th Gen Intel® Core™ platform. Developed for smart factory, industrial automation, AIoT and other applications in harsh environments, the rugged AMI230 delivers exceptional computing and graphics performance with an extended operating temperature range of -20°C to 70°C, operating vibration up to 3Grms and over/under/reverse voltage protection. The AMI230 series houses the Intel® Q370 MB230AF motherboard and is equipped with multiple high speed I/O including 8x USB 3.1, 4x COM, and 3x M.2 (B-Key, E-Key & M-Key) for NVMe storage, WiFi and 4G/LTE options, and HDMI/DP/DVI-D display interface. It also features four Gigabit Ethernet ports making it highly suitable for network related applications, iAMT (11.6) for system remote management and repair, TPM (2.0) security for preventing phishing attacks, and iSMART green technology for power on/off scheduling and power resume functions.
The MAF800 industrial-grade AI computer series is suitable for use in machine vision and factory automation facilities to automate shop floor processes and defect inspection based on deep learning with automated optical inspection (AOI) or vision-guided robotics (VGR). The MAF800 base model has a compact and fanless design with a high performance 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7-8700 processor and extensive connectivity with three GigE LAN ports and six USB 3.0 ports for easy integration in multi-camera machine vision applications including locating and aligning parts for assembly with greater speed and accuracy than manual positioning. Three other configurations of the modular MAF800 series include MAF800-E, MAF800-2E and MAF800-L2E, which are built with a SUMIT module that comprises four PoE ports and a serial port module. The MAF800-2E and MAF800-L2E, however, offer an additional I/O expansion compartment with a PCIe slot for I/O control cards, a PCIe(x16) slot to fit a graphics card for extra computing power needed to perform AI tasks in real time, and an M.2 / mPCIe slot for M.2 AI / WiFi / Profibus cards. The MAF800 features a 9V~36V wide-range DC input, as well as a 12V DC input that can be used to power a graphics card or a PoE module.
The SI-614-AI supports expansion with NVIDIA MXM graphics cards (up to 150W), leveraging the powerful parallel computing capabilities of NVIDIA GPUs to provide multiplexed and advanced image processing. It meets the needs of high-performance of constraint-space applications and can solve harsh environmental application problems.
The SI-61S-AI is a highly scalable player with an artificial intelligence calculation analysis system developed for multi-screen video wall applications. It is equipped with Intel's latest 7th generation desktop processor and supports multiple players via one Matrox or AMD PCI-E (x8) graphics card, and perform artificial intelligence analysis through another NVIDIA GPU card for AI analysis. High recognition rate from AI analysis will provide on-site personnel with accurate data for better management and judgment.