Advantech bases MIC-733 AI computing on Nvidia’s Jetson AGX Orin
Industrial edge AI provider, Advantech, has released MIC-733, an Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin-based AI computing system.
It has sufficient computing power, flexible video input support and wireless communication for video + AI + 5G applications. Buttressed by 24/7 remote management support, the MIC-733 is claimed to be the best industrial edge AI computing system for AMR/AGV (automated mobile robot/autonomous guided vehicle) applications, with potential for use in smart agriculture and smart transportation.
The compact fanless system is capable of operating wide operating temperatures (-10 to around +60 degrees C) found in outdoor / harsh environments. The MIC-733 delivers a flexible array of expansion slots and multiple I/O including four USB 3.2, two Mini-PCIe and two M.2. Additionally, it offers iDoor and iModule expansion and support for diverse peripherals
There is also I/O module customisation available through the Mini-PCIe and full PCIe interfaces. This includes the use / modification of CANBus controllers, Cameralink frame grabbers, or PoE modules for IP cameras.
The Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin is a system on module designed for energy-efficient autonomous machines. It uses Nvidia AI software stacks with up to four CUDA cores and eight times the performance of the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier modules. They also support multiple sensors and the latest high-speed interfaces, said Advantech.
In order to integrate existing video with AI computing, MIC-733 provides support for multiple video inputs, for example GMSL, USB, and PoE. By inserting a GMSL card, MIC-733 can support two GMSL2 cameras. It is also equipped with four USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbits per second) for high data transmission USB cameras. With iModule expansion, the MIC-733 version can support eight USB 3.2 Gen2, four GbE PoE or eight GMSL2 cameras. To help implement AI video solutions at the edge, MIC-733 supplies up to 60W of power to cameras from four PoE ports (which can be upgraded from four LANs) to help customers integrate cameras. Customers can choose either four 15W per port or two 30W per port.
MIC-733 preserves Mini-PCIe expansion to support 4G / Wi-Fi modules for mobile communication. The growing demand for 5G communication means that the MIC-733 has a dedicated M.2 3052 for 5G applications.
Advantech has collaborated with Allxon to provide a 24/7 remote management service on the Nvidia Jetson edge AI and robotics platform, enabling large-scale deployment and device management through over-the-air (OTA) and out-of-band (OOB) service.
MIC-733 is also Azure IoT-certified with the Microsoft reference configuration.