Rugged Industrial Computer for Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Ball / 11 Dec 2021
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Cincoze rugged embedded computerCincoze has released the DI-1100 series, a new family of high-performance rugged industrial computers designed for space-limited and low-power applications such as autonomous vehicles and robotics. Based around 8th generation Intel Core Whiskey Lake-U processors, the new computers feature -40 to 70°C wide temperature support, 9 to 48 VDC input voltage support, and various installation options.

With quad-core high-speed performance, and supporting up to 32GB of DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, the DI-1100 series meets the demand for graphics processing and high-speed image capture. The low power consumption of 15W TDP achieved through sensible energy saving makes it suitable for UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and autonomous mobile robots.

The DI-1100 supports one mSATA and one hot-swappable 2.5″ HDD/SSD tray for easy storage space expansion. The front panel maintenance area has two SIM card slots for GPS tracking and positioning over the mobile network connection. The dual SIMs allow vehicles to travel between areas supported by different network providers without losing mobile data connection, a key factor in the full implementation of IoV (Internet of Vehicles).

The DI-1100 rugged embedded computers’ 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 extensive range of expansion options includes two internal full-size Mini PCIe slots for wireless transmission modules, and Cincoze’s exclusive CMI, CFM, and MEC modules for M12, digital I/O, Power Ignition Sensing (IGN), and PoE. This selection offers everything needed for different environments and various peripheral devices. The unique extruded aluminium effectively wicks heat away for maximum heat dissipation, and an optional external heat fan provides additional cooling.

The new DI-1100 is compact, measuring only 203 mm (W) x 142 mm (D) x 66.8 mm (H), and has flexible installation methods including wall-mount, side-mount, DIN-rail, and VESA. The DI-1100 passes the US military equipment inspection standard (MIL-STD-810G), rail transit EN50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only), E-mark, and other international certifications, for simplified integration in many application scenarios.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact