Impulse Embedded offers Aetina’s AIE-PX box PC series
The AIE-PX11, AIE-PX12, AIE-PX21 and AIE-PX22 are fanless edge AI box PCs from Aetina, now available from Impulse Embedded. The fanless embedded box PCs rely on passive cooling methods such as heat sinks or heat spreaders to dissipate heat generated by the internal components.
This design choice enhances reliability by eliminating a potential point of failure and are particularly suitable for applications such as medical devices which require low acoustic noise output. Fanless cooling also reduces maintenance requirements and minimises the risk of dust and debris entering the system. The AIE-PX series support Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin (32Gbyte or 64Gbyte) system on module (SoM) and has two or four IEEE 802.3af GbE PSE ports, one GbE/10GbE LAN port and one M.2 B-Key / one M.2 E-Key / one M.2 M-Key slot.
They have a wide input range of 9.0 to 36V DC and an operating temperature of -25 to +55 degrees C.
The Jetson AGX Orin provides the core components of the embedded processing system, including memory blocks and processor cores with low latency. The SoM’s AI performance is up to 275 TOPS (tera operations per second). The IEEE 802.3af Gigabit Ethernet Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports facilitate the seamless integration of PoE cameras without the need for extra power sources.
The PCs are engineered to withstand harsh environmental conditions, broad temperature ranges and prolonged usage. In addition, they are constructed with industrial-grade components and ruggedised enclosures.
Industrial embedded PCs deliver uninterrupted performance in critical applications, with extended lifecycle support. Impulse Embedded described them as a cornerstone in mission-critical systems, where long-term dependability is paramount, and downtime is not an option.
Fanless box PCs offer silent operation while minimising the risk of mechanical failures, making them suitable for noise-sensitive environments such as medical facilities, manufacturing control rooms and research laboratories, and enhancing overall system reliability. The fanless design eliminates a common point of failure, ensuring continuous operation even in dusty or high-vibration settings. The compact form factor allows for easy integration into space-constrained settings, such as embedded systems and kiosks.
They also facilitate energy efficiency, consuming minimal electrical power without compromising on processing power, which is crucial for long-term, cost-effective operation. These PCs adapt seamlessly to a diverse selection of use cases with customisable configurations and connectivity options. They are versatile for edge computing and IIoT purposes.
Fanless embedded box PCs can be used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and robotics.