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New SOSA-Aligned VPX Single-Board Computer for AI-Enabled Applications

EIZO Rugged Solutions has unveiled its new Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC SOSA-aligned 3U VPX single-board computer, designed for C5ISR applications requiring artificial intelligence at-the-edge (AIAE) processing By William Mackenzie / 04 Jun 2024
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EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc., a provider of ruggedized graphics, displays, and video electronics hardware, has released a new high-performance embedded computing module. 

New SOSA-Aligned VPX Single-Board Computer for AI-Enabled Applications

EIZO Rugged Solutions’ new Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC is a Sensor Open System Architecture™ (SOSA)-aligned 3U VPX single-board computer (SBC) based on the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ system-on-module (SoM). 

The Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC is a powerful, small-form-factor computer module. It is designed for compute-intensive Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) applications requiring artificial intelligence at-the-edge (AIAE) processing. 

The new computer module uses the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin 64GB SoM that hosts an NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU and a 12-core Arm® Cortex®-A78AE CPU. The module’s 64GB of LPDDR5 system memory allows up to 205 GB/s memory bandwidth shared between the internal CPU, GPU, and accelerator engines. 

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin features the NVIDIA Ampere architecture with 2048 CUDA® cores and 64 Tensor Cores for AI-accelerated performance, and includes NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerators for complex machine learning (ML) operations. These capabilities ensure efficient data processing in embedded systems, enabling seamless operation of AI algorithms and simultaneous processing of multiple data streams without performance bottlenecks.

The Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC also incorporates the NVIDIA ConnectX®-7 NIC, enabling high-speed data transfer of up to 100Gb/s and 25Gb/s using Gigabit Ethernet. This, along with NVIDIA GPUDirect® RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE), enables high-speed communication between distributed sensors, RF transceivers, and platforms. In addition, the card supports 64 GB eMMC internal storage, an M.2 2230 site for expandable storage, and features high-speed I/O such as USB 3.2, DisplayPort™, and RS-232 Serial. 

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin SoM features support for NVIDIA GPU hardware accelerator engines for multi-stream video decoding (NVDEC) and video encoding (NVENC). The SoM supports various codec profiles, including HEVC (H.265), AVC (H.264), VP9, and AV1. The open-standard AV1 codec profile allows encoding at lower bitrates while preserving visual fidelity, which is valuable in environments with limited data link bandwidth. 

The Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC’s modular design supports VITA 46/65 and the SOSA technical standards slot profile 14.2.16. The product is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 requirements for temperature, shock, vibration, and humidity.

John Payne, Senior Product Manager at EIZO Rugged Solutions, commented; “The Condor AGX-ORIN64-HPC is a dynamic computing solution offering shared memory between the GPU and the CPU, AI/ML processing cores, and up to 100 GbE networking to enable high-speed data transfers and efficient handling of large volumes of data in latency-sensitive environments.”

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