SOSA-aligned 3U VPX embedded computing card for AI acceleration introduced by Concurrent Technologies

      COLCHESTER, England – Concurrent Technologies in Colchester, England, is introducing the TR K9x/6sd-RCx 3U VPX plug-in card (PIC) designed in alignment with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard.
      This I/O intensive processor is for situational awareness and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications that need a combination of general-purpose processing augmented with image processing and artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration.
      TR K9x/6sd-RCx embedded computing system is based on an 11th Gen Intel Core processor which has as many as four CPU cores mated with 16 gigabytes of soldered DDR4 DRAM with in-band error correction code for high-performance general-purpose compute tasks.
      The Intel Iris Xe graphics integrated into the product adds as many as 96 execution units for AI and acceleration when used by an OpenCL, oneAPI, or OpenVINO application.
      Related: 3U VPX SOSA-aligned rugged embedded computing board for use in harsh environments introduced by Concurrent
      Extra processing or I/O in the SOSA-compliant architecture can be included within one slot via the onboard XMC site, which means that the product can be reconfigured for different application needs.
      Connectivity to the XMC site and the backplane data and expansion plane connections is via a PCI Express switch with non-transparent port and DMA capability, which enables for SWaP optimized multi-processor solutions without the need for a separate PCI Express switch. In addition, TR K9x/6sd-RCx supports rear connections for development and deployment including Ethernet, DisplayPort, and USB.
      One of the advantages SOSA alignment is definition of the rear I/O connections on the backplane.
Aug 19th, 2021