Motherboard for AI image processing applications

04-08-2022 | Advantech | Subs & Systems

Advantech has released its AIMB-522, an industrial Micro-ATX motherboard for AI image processing in automation and surveillance. The board leverages AMD’s first desktop processor, the Ryzen Embedded 5000, which offers 16 x high-performance Zen 3 cores. Also, it provides a suite of technologies that empower high computing performance efficiency – these comprise PCIe Gen 4 expandability, 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 x USB 3.2. This combination of features and functions delivers an excellent solution for factory automation, smart logistics, and intelligent surveillance applications.

The board offers the AMD Ryzen Embedded 5000 processor with Zen 3 performance, providing exceptional processing and power efficiency. The Instructions per Clock, 16 cores, and L3 cache provided by Zen 3 are excellent for latency-sensitive applications in smart manufacturing, automated visual inspection, and intelligent surveillance. These performance gains are supplied with no increase in power consumption or TDP. The industry-leading 7nm process allows the series to provide a 24% improvement in energy efficiency and 2.8-fold lead compared to previous generation solutions and competing architectures.

Computer vision applications need the seamless integration of high-speed digital cameras. Consequently, it offers 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and 8 x USB 3.2 10Gbps ports. These interfaces supply complete connectivity for high data throughput cameras with transfer bandwidths up to 350MB/s and/or 60fps. These features make it capable of integrating more than 10 x high-quality video cameras with no extra peripheral cards. For additional connectivity, the onboard PCI-Express x4 slots provide the flexibility required to support more camera devices or industrial controllers with add-on cards.

The board supports 1 x PCI-Express x16 Gen4 bus standard for graphics demanding applications. Also, its 2 x PCI-Express x4 slots provide the expandability required for robotic controller card integration, while the onboard M.2 M-Key socket supports high-speed SSD for Real-time OS operations. This expandability for industrial peripherals enables it to empower controller and factory automation upgrades and enables AI-enabled imaging processing.

By Seb Springall