Flexible expansion in edge computers accelerates factory automation

The IPC962A and IPC964A are the latest series of modular industrial edge systems by Axiomtek. They feature flexible expansion capabilities and are powered by the 12th Gen Intel Core processor (codename: Alder Lake–S) with Intel H610E / Q670E chipset.

The edge computing systems support power levels of up to 200W for add-in cards, such as Nvidia’s graphics cards and also enable seamless 5G connectivity.

The IPC962A and IPC964A are bother certified by EN 61000-6-2 regulation and are claimed to offer a durable design, longevity of product life cycle, and high immunity for heavy-loading industrial environments. The fast and flexible deployment capabilities allows these adaptable industrial computers to quickly and efficiently respond to changes or new circumstances in AI, vision inspection, objective classification and factory automation.

They have one optional I/O expansion module slot and I/O module options include Axiomtek’s AX93511, AX93512, AX93516, AX93519 and MIO160. They are also equipped with two or four PCIe/PCI slots for integrating add-on cards, such as I/O cards, motion cards, vision cards and GPU cards to support machine control and vision applications or automated optical inspection (AOI).

The IPC962A and IPC964A support up to 200W power for add-on card with the Axiomtek EIO141 module (1 PCIe x16 Gen4 + 1 PCIe x8/x4 Gen3 + 2 PCIe x4 Gen4) and EIO142 module (1 PCIe x16 Gen4 + 1 PCIe x4 Gen4 + 2 PCI).

Operating temperature range is -20 to +60 degrees C. There is also a wide range of power input from 18 to 36V DC for operation in mission-critical environments.

Both are also equipped with dual DDR5 4800/4000 SO-DIMM for up to 64Gbyte of system memory. By supporting two 2.5 inch HDD / SSD with Intel RST supported and one optional M.2 Key M 2280 socket (PCIe x4 Gen4), they also have sufficient storage for massive data processing. The two edge systems also support Intel VMD for enterprise-grade management of NVMe SSD and offer one full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot with SIM slot and one M.2 Key E 2230 socket for Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / LTE modules. One M.2 Key B 3042/3050/3052/3060 socket with SIM slot is also available for 5G module (Intel Q670E).

Intelligent power management controls the ACC ignition, remote power and remote LED. For security, there is TPM 2.0 support.

I/O options include one 2.5GbE LAN port (Intel I226V), one GbE LAN port with Intel AMT, one RS-232/422/485, six USB 3.2 Gen2x1 (10G) ports, one internal USB 2.0 port, one DisplayPort++, one HDMI with 4096 x 2304 resolution, one DVI-D with 1920 x 1200 resolution, one 3.5mm jack for mic-in and line-out, one switch for power on/off with LED (default ATX), 4-pin terminal block for DC input, and four-pin terminal block for ignition control.

The IPC962A and IPC964A are available now.


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