In this article:
- Quantified Leaps in Performance with Edge AI Advancement
- Abundant IOs Connectivity with TSN/TCC Real-time Computing
- Great Expandability, RF Connectivity and Workload Consolidation
- Compact Design with Reliable Ruggedness for Industrial Uses
ASRock Industrial have recently introduced their new iEPF-9020S-EY4/iEP-9020E Series Robust Edge AIoT Platform powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core™ Processors (Raptor Lake-S) with R680E chipsets, offering superior performance and functionality enhancements. This series boasts exceptional computing power with Edge AI acceleration, extensive memory capacity, abundant I/Os and expandability, and RF connectivity including 5G/4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, BT5.2 module and real-time TSN/TCC enablement.
The rugged design of the platform is equipped to withstand harsh industrial environments, with -40°C~75°C wide operating temperature range, robust power design, and high shock/vibration resistance. It is an ideal solution for extended workloads and various industrial applications such as factory automation, machine automation, robotic control, AI AOI, autonomous vehicles, smart infrastructures and more.
Quantified Leaps in Performance with Edge AI Advancement
The iEPF-9020S-EY4/iEP-9020E Series Robust Edge AIoT Platform is now supercharged with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core™ Processors (Raptor Lake-S) and R680E chipset, providing a powerful hybrid architecture with up to 24 cores and 32 threads. With up to 1.34x faster multi-thread performance, up to 1.25x faster CPU image classification inference performance and 1.04x faster single-thread performance than the previous 12th Gen Intel Core™ processors, this platform offers exceptional computing power for IoT edge use cases.
Additionally, the Series supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory (with ECC memory supported by R680E and selected CPUs) and comes with enhanced edge AI capabilities. The flexible mechanical, thermal, and power design of the iEPF-9020S-EY4 Series allows for up to 255W graphic cards, enabling further advancement in Edge AI.
Abundant IOs Connectivity with TSN/TCC Real-time Computing
The iEPF-9020S-EY4 and iEP-9020E Series Edge AIoT Platforms has flexible expansion slots and a fan-less design respectively, making them ideal for industrial applications. These cutting-edge platforms are equipped with Intel Core™ Processors (Raptor Lake-S) with R680E chipsets, offering exceptional computing power and expandability.
With up to five Intel 2.5 Gigabit LANs (two supporting PoE and one supporting vPro) and TSN/TCC capability, these platforms enable real-time connectivity, while rich I/Os including six USB 3.2 Gen 2×1, one USB 2.0 internal connector with lock function, six COM (four RS-232/422/485, two RS-232), and eight DIs/eight DOs offer unparalleled versatility.
The platforms also support impressive visuals with Intel UHD Graphics, with maximum resolution of up to 4096×2160@60Hz. Various storage options are available, including four SATA3 for 2.5-inch SSD/HDD, one M.2 Key M 2280 with Gen4/Gen3x4 for NVMe SSD and CFast (optional).
Great Expandability, RF Connectivity and Workload Consolidation
Both series have a variety of expansion slots to support a wide range of industrial applications, rich I/O’s and up to five Intel 2.5 Gigabit LANs, including TSN/TCC capability for real-time connectivity. In addition, they have multiple storage options and support various RF modules, such as 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and BT 5.2, with SMA connectors, Mini PCIe and Nano SIM card slots.
The iEPF-9020S-EY4 Series also features flexible expansion slots with Gen 4 options for PCIe x16 or two PCIe x8, and two PCIe x4 for graphic cards, frame grabber cards, motion cards and IO cards.
These platforms provide exceptional workload consolidation capabilities, allowing users to replace dedicated edge computing devices for HMI, PLC, motion and vision control, among others. With breakthroughs in efficiency and performance, the iEPF-9020S-EY4/iEP-9020E Series Edge AIoT Platforms are ideal for industrial applications.
Compact Design with Reliable Ruggedness for Industrial Uses
The iEP-9020E and iEPF-9020S-EY4 Series are designed to make the best use of available space, with the iEP-9020E measuring 202 x 244 x 108.7mm (W x D x H) and the iEPF-9020S-EY4 measuring 202 x 290 x 209.3mm (W x D x H). These Series are built with ruggedness and reliable power designs that can withstand harsh industrial environments.
They support a wide range of power inputs, from 9V to 36V VDC with ignition control and remote power on/off switch, making them ideal for use in challenging settings. For added durability, the Series come with surge protection, overvoltage protection (OVP), under-voltage protection (UVP), overcurrent protection (OCP) and reverse protection, ensuring high performance even under high stress.
Additionally, they operate in a broad temperature range of -40°C to 75°C (for iEPF-9020S-EY4) and -40°C to 70°C (for iEP-9020E), with excellent shock and vibration resistance, making them suitable for use in demanding environments where high availability is crucial.