Rugged in-vehicle computing workstation for railway and aiot applications

07-07-2023 | Impulse Embedded | Automotive & Transport

Impulse Embedded has introduced the IVX-1000 from Vecow, an updated, in-vehicle computing workstation powered by the latest Intel 13th Gen Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 processors. The innovative EN50155-compliant system is rich in features and is readily deployable for railway applications.

Providing a wide, 16V to 160V DC input with 500V surge protection, rugged M12 connectors, and flexible storage options, the workstation is a resilient AI-enabled solution for in-vehicle applications such as ADAS, public safety and mobile communications and AIoT/Industry 4.0 applications.

The workstation provides an LGA1700 CPU socket that can support Intel’s 13th and 12th Gen Core processors, including the high-performance 24 Core i9-13900E processor, a clever mixed core CPU with eight performance hyper-threaded cores and eight efficient cores. The E cores can focus on background tasks, whilst the P cores will be available to run the more demanding applications uninterrupted. The device also provides two DDR5 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of 4800MHz DDR5 memory.

The workstation is packed with a wide range of high-speed I/O, such as four 10Gbps USB3.2 Gen2 ports, and nine 2.5G Network ports, supporting TSN, a critical step forward in high-speed Edge communication standards, allowing essential information to be transmitted and acted on in real-time.

Moreover, eight ports feature X-coded M12 connectors to maintain a secure connection in high-vibration areas. For users with the latest IP cameras and other PoE-powered devices, four of the M12 ports deliver PoE+, with 25.5W / 48V per port power.

In addition to its high-speed I/O options, all the IVX-1000 variants feature an M.2 3042 B-key socket, suitable for 5G modules, one M.2 2230 E-key for Wi-Fi, and one mini PCIe slot for expansion modules. Quad display output is standard via two DisplayPort outputs and two HDMI ports.

There are two SATA III ports, one mSATA connector, and one M.2 for storage. 2280 M-key (PCIe x4) socket, with some models providing removable storage via easy-to-access front mount caddies.

The workstation is ideal for ADAS, public safety, mobile communications, and Industry 4.0 applications.

The company can fully configure all embedded systems to the customer’s specifications in its UK-based engineering facility with a wide choice of processor, memory, storage, peripheral cards, and operating system.

By Seb Springall