AMD GPGPU-based graphics board offers twice the performance of previous model

18-05-2021 | Aitech | Subs & Systems

Aitech now offers the M599, a multiple output graphics XMC that doubles the performance of its predecessor, with the same low power consumption.

Created for mission-critical platforms demanding RTOS, the rugged device employs the AMD next-generation E9171 1.2 TFLOPS GPU to drive multi-displays, facilitate 3D and 4K content as well as handle high GPGPU compute requirements. The new device can be certified to DAL-A, if needed for avionics applications, and meets VITA 47 requirements for shock and vibration.

Dan Mor, director, Video and GPGPU Product Line for Aitech, commented: “The number of high-resolution video and data input sources for rugged embedded systems keeps increasing. GPGPU computing allows the CPU and OS to remain responsive even when the system is under a heavy load by offloading the intensive operations to the GPU. The M599, our latest graphics XMC, can now deliver 3D and 4K graphics to mission-critical embedded systems and keep pace with market evolutions.”

The rugged device is a safety-certifiable graphics card, managing up to five simultaneous displays and providing an optimal balance of performance and power efficiency. Ideal applications include heads-up displays and moving maps and navigation, and many uncrewed vehicles for land, air and sea.

Offered in conduction and air-cooled versions, the device operates as a peripheral XMC board with a compatible x86 or NXP host SBC, which interconnects to the XMC by a high-speed PCIe Gen3 link of up to eight lanes. The rugged graphics card supports numerous APIs, including Vulkan, OpenCL, OpenGL and DirectX, as well as interfaces with Windows and Linux operating systems and RT OSes like VxWorks and INTEGRITY.

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