AAEON single board computers (including UPS-P4-A10-08128) have become an indispensable element of applications requiring an efficient and compact device with x86 architecture other than an industrial computer.
Areas of application
The UPS-P4-A10-08128 unit performs great in advanced systems, wherever the high computing power offered by small-sized devices is needed. Such requirements are increasingly being applied to applications from the industrial automation segment. Also Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are not end nodes, such as e.g. data flow control and conversion network gateways, are built using single board computers. Computer UPS-P4-A10-08128 (Up Square, UP2) will work well in this role. Another area of application involve real-time image analysis and processing. The UP2 single board computer can cooperate with an mPCI-e card containing system that is part of a neural network (e.g. the Intel® Movidius® MyriadTM graphic processor). In such situation, its computing power increases significantly, enabling data analysis and processing directly at edge node nodes (edge computing). Thanks to this, processing time is shortened and costs associated with data transfer as well as servicing and leasing of computing centers are minimized. In this way, a single board computer becomes a key part of the item detection system (e.g. products of a specific brand in a vending machine or license plates for cars entering a guarded parking lot), identification of persons (e.g., sex and age of people visiting the store at a given time of day). In the end, it can become a control unit in an autonomous vehicle that analyzes and processes camera images. The number of applications is limited only by the ingenuity of the designer.
Single board computers are often used in small lot production, where it is required to reduce the design time until the product is released on the market. In addition, the cooperation with Linux and Windows operating systems makes the creation of electronic devices easier for programmers who, having at their disposal a large number of libraries and drivers present in the operating system itself, do not need to engage into the issues concerning the device’s hardware layer.
An important advantage of a single board computer are its small dimensions, which translates into the size of the final device.
UPS-P4-A10-08128 computer works in a wide temperature range, and flash and operational memory in the form of integrated circuits is resistant to shocks and vibrations.
An important advantage is also low power consumption. It translates not only to lower energy demand, but also to greater equipment durability and reliability.
Thanks to the interfaces mounted on the board, it is possible to exchange data with external devices.
The AAEON UPS-P4-A10-08128 single board computer will be available at least until 2024. The device is CE/FCC Class A certified.
– quad-core Intel® Pentium™ N4200 x86-64 processor clocked at 2.5GHz,
– Intel® Gen 9 HD graphics card with support for video encoding in HEVC4, H.264, VP8 formats, in 4K resolution,
– built-in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Flash memory,
– built-in Altera MAX10 FPGA,
– power supply DC 5V@6A,
– working temperature 0-60°C,
– weight 0,26kg,
– dimensions 85,6x90mm,
Supported interfaces and connector types
UP2 supports communication interfaces:
– Ethernet x2,
– USB 2.0,
– USB 3.0,
It is equipped with a 40-pin extension connector (compatible with Raspberry PI), DP 1.2, HDMI 1.4, RJ45 magnetically shielded x2, SATA, USB A x3, USB B micro and mPCI-e.
Interroll receives major order in the US
|Interroll reports a large order received from a leading e-commerce platform in North America. The order includes the supply of vertical crossbelt sorter systems for 12 locations and amounts to a double-digit million US dollar volume.|
|The sorter systems will be installed at both new and existing end user facilities throughout the United States.
Increased consumer demand via e-commerce combined with the rising urgent need to comply with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak created the need to expand the customer’s existing distribution infrastructure rapidly. Interroll’s simplified mechanical crossbelt platform sorter design enabled the end user and system integrators involved to plan with a six-month lead time. Interroll received orders for 12 sites with one system per site, amounting in total to a double-digit million US dollar volume.
“The Interroll vertical crossbelt sorter has been selected for its exceptional performance and proven success with large-scale projects in the American courier, express, and parcel market,” says Richard Keely, Executive Vice President Americas and member of the Interroll Group Management. “Moreover, the small footprint, throughput of 8,000 per hour through each single induction, as well as handling a wide variety of items have been decisive factors in being awarded this great opportunity.”
Innovative Push Pull Standard for M12 connectors – across manufacturers Milestone for automation technology
Eight well-known manufacturers established on the market for M12 connectors – Phoenix Contact, HARTING, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller – have come together to establish a standard for the push-pull locking mechanism of M12 connectors on the market. Together, we are pursuing the one goal of ensuring compatibility across manufacturers.
This joint approach resulted in the IEC 61076-2-010; a standard that describes both external and internal locking by utilizing push-pull locking.
The vote on the CDV was approved with an outstanding 92.9% in favor. This indicates that a final form of the IEC mentioned can be expected in December 2020. With this standard, a milestone for automation technology has been achieved – both the saving of installation time and thus costs as well as a safe, robust and widely available locking system can be realized.
HARTING T1 Industrial SPE Interface takes the German Innovation Award 2020
The HARTING T1 Industrial Interface for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) has been awarded the German Innovation Award 2020, marking the second consecutive year that HARTING has won the coveted award. After the German Innovation Award 2019 went to the HARTING ix Industrial interface for miniaturized Ethernet solutions, HARTING T1 Industrial has now emerged as this year’s winner.
For the team that committed a lot of dedicated work to the introduction of the Single Pair Ethernet interface as a standard mating face according to IEC 63171-6, the award is both a sound confirmation of their efforts and powerful motivation for future projects. In introducing the new solution for single pair Ethernet, the focus was clearly on not only developing a product, but ultimately on successfully integrating the entire concept and product successful into international standardization and establish it on the markets.
“Fielding the T1 Industrial interface, we are bringing SPE technology a major step closer to customers. The award is a clear incentive to continue to drive this development forward, to expand the solution portfolio and to continue to develop new, customized IIoT solutions for our customers in the future,” as Ralf Klein, Managing Director of HARTING Electronics emphasized.
The HARTING Technology Group recognized the potentials of SPE at an early stage and developed an optimal infrastructure solution for all users relying on I4.0 and IIoT. In order to establish a uniform standard for industry with SPE, HARTING played an active, pioneering role in the development of standards and has standardized the interface according to IEC 63171-6, as well as having this standard referenced in the international cabling standards ISO/IEC 11801 and TIA TR 42.7. For 75 years, innovation has featured as the core business of the Technology Group – and the German Innovation Award impressively underlines this fact once again.
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