Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Embedded GPU Computer For Machine Vision Applications

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It features an embedded MXM GPU, high-speed I/O and Intel Xeon CPUs to meet the demands of advanced embedded vision

Global industrial computer hardware manufacturer and IoT solution provider, OnLogic has announced the immediate availability of the new Cincoze GM-1000, a rugged embedded computer, configurable with MXM form factor GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD. The system is designed for equipment manufacturers, system integrators, computer vision solution providers and end customers who need powerful, reliable computing and graphics processing for machine vision, security, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging or edge AI applications.

According to BCC Research, the global market for machine vision is expected to reach US$ 31.1 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 9.7%. Machine vision is widely used in industrial and manufacturing applications ranging from object positioning, inspection, measurement, identification and sorting. The GM-1000 utilises a combination of CPU and GPU computing for Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and machine learning tasks.

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“Utilising traditional fan-cooled graphics cards for machine vision and image processing in harsh environments has previously required a compromise,” says OnLogic Rugged Line Product Manager Maxx Garrison. “The required graphics processing capabilities meant users were forced to settle for solutions with fewer environmental protections. Now, with the GM-1000 and its passively cooled MXM GPUs, our customers can take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing in a truly rugged system.”

Three key features of GM-1000 with direct benefit to machine vision applications and innovators are:

  • Superior Performance with High Reliability

The GM-1000 incorporates an Intel 9th/8th generation workstation-grade CPU and an MXM 3.1 Type A/B GPU module to accelerate compute-intensive applications like machine learning, Al and high-end image processing.

  • High-speed I/O and Versatile Expansion

High-speed vision cameras and sensors require high-speed connections for near-instantaneous data transfer for image processing and analysis. The GM-1000 provides high-speed I/O interfaces including four USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports and two GbE LAN connections. Through Cincoze’s exclusive CMI and CFM technologies, additional expansion options include two 10GbE LAN, four GbE LAN and PoE.

  • Small Footprint and Ruggedization

The GM-1000 machine vision computer measures only 260 x 200 x 85 mm, for easy integration under workspaces, within devices or on robotic arms. To help it stand up to challenging installation environments, the system features a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 55 degrees Celsius (-40 to 70 degrees Celsius without the GPU), anti-shock and vibration resistance of 50G/5G, wide-range voltage input of 9 to 48 VDC, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and ESD protection. The unique thermal design and discrete cooling systems for the CPU and GPU maximize heat dissipation efficiency. An external fan kit provides additional active airflow to aid in heat dissipation in low airflow environments or under heavy computing loads.

The Cincoze GM-1000 can be configured with a wide range of storage, memory options and OS options, including Windows and Linux. 


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