New high-performance power-saving rugged industrial computer

10-12-2021 | Cincoze | Subs & Systems

Cincoze has released the DI-1100 series in the DIAMOND product line. Equipped with Intel Core Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, they offer high-performance and ultra-low power consumption 15W TDP. The series is perfect for space-limited applications and those with limited power availability due to its compact design, flexible expansion options, -40C to 70C wide temperature support, 9VDC to 48VDC input voltage support, and varied installation options. The newer and faster series adds another dimension for autonomous robots, in-vehicle use, environmental monitoring, and more.

The 8th generation Intel Core Whiskey Lake-U i7/i5/i3 processor is ideal for AIoT applications, with quad-core high-speed performance and supporting up to 32GB of DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, fulfilling the need for graphics processing and high-speed image capture. The low power consumption of 15W TDP attained through sensible energy saving makes it ideal for AGVs and AMRs. This lowers power needs and decreases the time between recharges for maximum efficiency.

It supports one mSATA and one hot-swappable 2.5’’ HDD/SSD tray to expand storage space. The front panel maintenance area includes two SIM card slots for GPS tracking and positioning over the mobile network connection. The dual SIMs enable the vehicle to travel between areas supported by different network providers and never lose the mobile data connection, a critical factor in the full implementation of IoV.

The computer's native I/O connections include 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.2, 2x USB 2.0, 2x RS-232/422/485, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, and 1x VGA. The expansive variety of expansion options comprises two internal full-size Mini PCIe slots for wireless transmission modules and the company's exclusive CMI, CFM, and MEC modules for M12, digital I/O, Power Ignition Sensing, and PoE. This selection provides everything required for different environments and assorted peripheral devices. The unique extruded aluminium effectively wicks heat away for maximum heat dissipation, and an optional external heat fan offers further cooling.

The new compact device measures just 203mm (W) x 142mm (D) x 66.8mm (H), and has flexible installation methods comprising side-mount, wall-mount, DIN-rail, and VESA. Small size and various mounting options make it excellent for AGVs and AMRs, remote monitoring equipment, and more. The device is rugged and stable, passing the US military equipment inspection standard (MIL-STD-810G), rail transit EN50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only), E-mark, and other international certifications, for simply integration in many application scenarios.

The new robust embedded computer is ideal for autonomous robots, in-vehicle applications, and remote monitoring.

By Natasha Shek