Enhanced high-performance edge AI with MXM GPU cards

06-01-2023 | Impulse Embedded | Industrial

Impulse Embedded now offers a range of embedded MXM GPU cards constructed around NVIDIA’s powerful Ampere architecture, designed and manufactured by Advantech.

Providing a guaranteed five-year life cycle while supplying twice the bandwidth and FP32 performance over the prior generation, these new MXM GPU cards offer second-generation Ray Tracing Cores and third-generation Tensor Cores. This improved AI inference capability accelerates high-performance edge computing and AI application development in industrial applications, incorporating machine automation and machine vision, driver assistance, and public safety systems.

MXM GPU cards fulfil the demands of fanless computing in harsh environments

Unlike the standard PCI Express graphics accelerators that occupy high-performance computing applications, Advantech’s MXM modules are created to satisfy harsh environments to be integrated into edge systems tested and certified to handle excessive vibration and shock conditions adequately. With its compact size and ruggedised design, the new cards come in the following two form factors:

The SKY-MXM-A500, SKY-MXM-A1000 and SKY-MXM-A2000 are MXM 3.1 Type A versions with an 82mm x 70mm footprint, while the SKY-MXM-A4500 is MXM 3.1 Type B version with a larger form factor of 82mm x 105mm.

The SKY-MXM-A500, as its name suggests, is the lowest powered in performance and power consumption (35W), while the SKY-MXM-A4500 is the most powerful providing a sizeable 5888 CUDA cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory with a maximum power draw of 110W.

By Seb Springall