Embedded system module equipped with Intel's latest AI processor

05-02-2024 | DFI | Semiconductors

DFI targets the AI application market by launching the embedded SOM MTH968 equipped with the latest Intel Core Ultra processor. It is the first product integrated with an NPU processor, representing the official integration of AI with IPCs. With the expansion into AI IPC, the company expects to inject new momentum into the AI edge computing market.

The device adopts the COM Express (COM.0 R3.1) Type 6 module standard and is furnished with an Intel Meteor Lake processor, marking the debut of integrated CPU, GPU, and NPU on a single chip. Two 'low-power, high-efficiency cores (LP E-core)' are built in, decreasing power consumption by 30% to 50%, optimising the CPU by 10%, and improving GPU performance by up to 114% compared to previous generation Intel processors.

The built-in NPU of Meteor Lake improves the performance of the module in critical AI tasks. Based on new AI computing architecture, the device can more efficiently process advanced AI edge computing, complex graphics computing, and other applications while saving data on cloud costs.

The module has highly customisable integration capabilities and a fanless wide temperature design(operating from -40C to 85C, and uses DDR5 and NVMe SSD to optimise high-efficiency computing performance, reduce latency, and enhance storage speed. It can be widely used in AIoT fields such as industrial automation, smart transportation, and smart agriculture.

As 5G, edge computing, and remote control tech advance, IPCs directly handle complex tasks through AI edge computing. The company's module excels in high-performance computing with account energy efficiency, enhancing computing and customisable flexibility, thereby accelerating industrial AI application upgrades.

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By Seb Springall