none

SMARC TO IMPROVE AI VISION

04-05-2020
by 
in 

Edge computing leader ADLINK Technology has introduced the latest iteration of the SMARC (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) specification for computers-on-modules.

SMARC 2.1, new from SGET (Standardisation Group for Embedded Technologies), future-proofs the specification and anticipates the growing needs of the ever-evolving AI and robotics markets.

Features of the new revision include support for up to four MIPI CSI ports and the ability to multiplex SERDES signals over the third and fourth PCIe x1 interfaces for additional Ethernet ports.

The four CSI MIPI camera inputs allow for the kind of multi-camera support necessary for 360-degree awareness for robotic vehicles and autonomous driving, both heavily reliant on AI.

The expansion of the SERDES signals allows a module to potentially work with up to four GbE Ethernet ports, each of which can support a GigE-Vision camera with its strong focus on AI Vision applications.

“The AI in computer vision market, valued at around USD 2.5 billion in 2017, is expected to reach USD 25 billion by 2023. Robotics and Machine Vision applications are to hold the biggest share of that significant increase,” says Henri Parmentier, SMARC product line manager at ADLINK Technology.

“The new SMARC AIoM (AI-on-module) proposition is excellently positioned, supporting long lifecycles, extreme temperatures, high MTBF and other must-have industrial characteristics.”

The 2.1 revision received a structural overhaul to improve readability, while compatibility and interoperability between module designs (both for different technologies and different vendors) has also been increased.

Furthermore, 2.1 is fully backward compatible with 2.0 since the new features do not compromise pins on existing edge connectors.

As a contributor to the SGeT initiative, ADLINK believes the update cements SMARC as the only truly open, versatile and future-proof low power COM/AIoM standard.

The complete SMARC module 2.1 specs are available for free on the SGeT website.

ADLINK Technology
www.adlinktech.com

Related news & editorials

  1. 10.08.2020
    10.08.2020
    by      In
    Backplane Systems Technology has released the new Sintrones’ ABOX-5200G4 AI GPU computing powered fanless computer.
    ABOX-5200G4 fanless computers can be used in conjunction with AIoT and Smart Cities to assist in the detection of objects, basic classification and to alert drivers. It supports... Read More
  2. 10.08.2020
    10.08.2020
    by      In
    As the inventor of DualVee Motion Technology, Bishop-Wisecarver offers one of the widest ranges of guide wheel components and systems in the world – and that range is now available at T.E.A. Transmissions.
    Bishop-Wisecarver’s linear guide products based on DualVee wheels and track provide... Read More
  3. 10.08.2020
    10.08.2020
    by      In
    Research for the highest possible number of contacts in the most compact space is a driver of today’s industry needs.
    Industrial connectors follow this trend, in particular the modular series which by nature is at the forefront of innovation.
    One such example is the ILME MIXO series of modular... Read More
  4. 05.08.2020
    05.08.2020
    by      In
    As MotorActive celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Australian importer and distributor will drive significantly more energy into growing the Mobile brand in Australian retail and independent workshop channels.
    Arguably best known for representing the Meguiar’s car care brand, MotorActive has built... Read More