ADS series embedded computers are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core SoCs 

Based on a hybrid architecture the ADS series consists of industrial motherboards and embedded systems and covers various form factors from single board computer, Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX to fanless computers. The series is designed to meet the needs of industrial control, surveillance, traffic flow analysis and other vision computing at the edge, said DFI.

The Intel Alder Lake processor-based ADS series uses the hybrid architecture of Performance cores and Efficient cores (P-core and E-core). It combines the P-core and E-core for intelligent computing resource allocation to increase visual computing efficiency by 50 per cent, claimed DFI. It is also claimed to significantly enhance the performance and efficiency of automated production lines and graphic applications simultaneously to achieve high-performance computing with lower power consumption and intelligently make instant, optimal adjustments to workloads and workflows. 

Features such as Deep Learning Boost (DL Boost) and Vector Neural Network Instruction Set (VNNI), accelerate deep learning and provide accurate and fast inferencing results for visual computing applications such as defect inspection and autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs).

The ADS series also supports PCIe 5.0 high speed signal transmission for faster data transfer speed than PCIe 4.0. The modules, boards and SBCs also have faster DDR5 memory to boost data read and write speeds up to 4800MTransfers per second, accelerating the processing speed of numerous data and images for AI and computer vision.

Data transfers, shares and backups are processed through the high speed 10GLAN, said the company. The wireless high-bandwidth Wifi 6E is supported for the first time with speed transmission up to 6GHz (1.4 times faster than Wifi 5 and Wifi 6).

In addition, the ADS Series supports 8K resolution to provide greater detail for image processing as well as streaming video and enhances the accuracy of the image and visual computing.

The ADS series is designed to help integrators maximise the use of each device, reduce configuration, and lower costs. While improving overall computing performance and efficiency, the ADS series is also equipped with I/O virtualisation of GFX SR-IOV for the first time. It allows the GPU of a virtual machine (VM) to be distributed at near-native performance levels, significantly reducing the latency caused by the software-based virtual machine. The proof of concept of SR-IOV with Intel also confirms the VM frame rate remains at 60 frames per second, equal to the native GPU performance (the traditional software-based performance is 28 frames per second frame rate). 

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