The global Edge computing market is expected to more than double in size by 2026, with applications increasing in complexity and criticality.
To ensure embedded systems can deliver the high performance required to meet this growth in demanding industries, Recab UK is bringing the latest generation of congatec’s computer-on-modules (COMs) to businesses across the UK.
Combined with the company’s extensive experience in rugged embedded design, the COMs can provide a reliable platform for high-performance computing in rail, renewable power, marine and military applications.
Recab UK can offer the ten new COMs from congatec in COM-HPC Client Size A, COM-HPC Client Size C and COM Express Type 6 form factors. The range is built on the latest 12th generation Intel Core processors, which feature Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture that combines P-cores and E-cores with Intel Thread Director for improved management and execution of heavy workloads.
The COMs boast up to 14 cores and 20 threads on ball grid array (BGA) or 16 cores and 24 threads on land grid array (LGA) mounted modules, with up to six or eight P-cores (BGA/LGA). This supports a significant improvement in multitasking capabilities and scalability, which is complemented by Real-Time Systems’ hypervisor technology and Intel Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) to make the module an ideal option for applications involving more intensive parallel workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI).
“As the value of the Edge computing market grows, so too does the complexity of the tasks being performed,” explains Martin Frederiksen, managing director of Recab UK. “The military and defence sector highlights this with its growing need for real-time advanced AI or graphical processing at the edge to process inputs rapidly, whether from a surveillance drone or land vehicle. Balancing high compute performance with efficiency is invaluable for embedded systems, and that can be more readily achieved with the latest generation COMs.
“The new BGA processor modules are capable of delivering up to 129% greater graphics performance compared to previous ranges, which enhances the performance of AI algorithms. We can further improve this by leveraging the high bandwidth to connect additional industrial memory, storage and GPU components, bringing in our extensive experience in rugged embedded computing design to help businesses develop a reliable and effective system.”
The full specifications for the various versions of the COMs are available on the Recab UK website. In addition to the modules themselves, Recab UK can consult and help UK companies to develop full ruggedised embedded systems for harsh environments that are compliant with regulatory standards.