Advantech packs features into COMe Mini Type 10 module

Despite being the size of a business card, Advantech’s COMe Mini Type 10 module is populated with Intel’s 11th generation Core processors.

In addition to the Intel Core i7 processors, the SOM-7583 features on-board LPDDR4 memory and NVMe SSD. It supports multiple I/O and displays, including 2.5GbE LAN supporting time sensitive networking (TSN), a PCIe Gen 3 x4, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbits per second), two SATA Gen3, and two independent 4k displays. The platform has AI Acceleration with Intel Deep Learning Boost engine, vector neural network instructions (VNNI), which can improve the efficiency and increase the inference performance dramatically, says Advantech.

Based on demand, Advantech says it will offer Edge AI Suite software, the Intel OpenVINO toolkit.

The SOM-7583 is suitable for powerful computing applications in aerospace, defence, industrial control and transportation.

The SOM-7583 yields 40 per cent higher CPU performance, 60 per cent better graphics and five times AI performance than the previous generation module. It integrates with LPDDR4X 4266Mt/s IBECC RAM, up to 16Gbyte and on-board NVMe SSD which achieves a 10 times increase in the sequential reading and writing speed compared with eMMC 5.1.

The fanless thermal module is designed to dissipate heat and keep the system running under thermal design power (TDP) 15W at 60 degrees C ambient temperature.

The thermal module has a height at only 27mm and comes with a copper block for direct contact with the CPU. It then transfers the heat to the ambient via heat pipes soldered with stacked fins.   

The SOM-7583 features USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10GT per second) and PCIe Gen 3 (8.0GT per second), both of which are considerably faster than the previous COMe mini solutions, reports Advantech. It is designed to enable low-latency networking performance in factory automation applications via 2.5GbE LAN with TSN. This improves the precision of data synchronisation over the network, and minimises jitter to reduce latency during real time device communication. Similarly, the SOM-7583 enables USB4 compliance via its carrier board design. A reference design is available to help partners integrate USB-C to the carrier board for portable devices, test equipment, and defence applications.

The SOM-7583 provides multi-layer security via BIOS secure boot and Intel’s FW TPM to protect user’s data. Advantech also offers a free trial of WISE-DeviceOn to facilitate SSD health, memory loading, CPU temperature, and measurement monitoring via an optimised user interface. The combination of WISE-DeviceOn OTA (over-the-air) and WOL (wake-on-LAN) enables customers to remotely schedule BIOS and software updates for factory capacity optimisation. Customised software bundling with on-board NVMe SSD enables fast data formatting which removes confidential information from internal storage to meet military and aerospace requirements.

The SOM-7583 is rugged, anti-vibration board which supports a wide range power input of 8.5 to 20V and extended temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C.

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