Jetsys-5320 meets data processing rates for AI, says Elma 

Based on Nvidia’s GPU processing, the Jetsys-5320 enhances inference computing in data driven embedded systems, says Elma Electronic. It provides general purpose GPU inference computing at the edge for deep learning and machine learning operations in AI applications.

It combines the Nvidia-based computation with a rugged, low power computing systems for intelligent video analytics (IVA), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and AI at the edge, as well as in unmanned or autonomous vehicles and robots.

According to Elma, it increases visual intelligence throughout transportation and defence applications including high resolution sensor systems, movement tracking security systems, automatic target recognition, threat location detection and prediction as well as machine condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance, semi-autonomous driving and driver advisory systems.

The JetSys-5320 is based on the Nvidia Jetson TX2i system on module (SoM). Using a dual-core Denver 2 64-bit CPU and quad-core Arm A57 Complex and 256 CUDA cores, Nvidia’s Pascal architecture delivers 1.3TFLOP performance. 

The system also provides HD-SDI, Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, USB 3.0 interfaces for video capture and miniPCIe expansion slots. The JetSys-5320 operates in temperatures from -40 to +71 degrees C, offers IP 67-rated ingress protection and meets MIL-STD-810G for harsh environments.

“AI-based computing is enabling multiple levels of intelligence and safety advancements throughout the embedded computing industry,” said Ram Rajan, vice president of engineering at Elma Electronic. “We’re seeing a huge increase in object detection and tracking, video surveillance, target recognition and condition-based monitoring, so we built an AI platform that could handle the processing requirements for these kinds of applications used in challenging environments.” 

Elma’s other SFF modular embedded computing systems include the ComSys family for communication-based computing and NetSys series for networking applications

Elma Electronic manufactures commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems. 

It also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.

The company leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, SOSA, VME, CompactPCI Serial, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

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