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ADLINK unveils first PC/104 module with quadro P1000 graphics

ADLINK Technology has launched an industry-first, the CM5-P1000 module, expanding its advanced solutions for artificial intelligence-enabled mission-critical applications.

The module is supplied in a PCIe/104 Type 1 format (measuring 116mm x 96mm), and has been designed to address the size, weight and power (SWaP) restrictions that tend to be imposed on aerospace and defence applications.

The inclusion of an NVIDIA Quadro P1000 GPU gives this PC/104 module access to 640 CUDA cores and enables 1.8TFLOPS performance levels. With 4GB of GDDR5 memory embedded, it has a 128-bit memory width and delivers a 96GB/s maximum bandwidth. The CM5-P1000 also incorporates 4 ultra-high definition (UHD) DisplayPort outputs, along with a 16 lane PCIe Gen3 bus.

“Engineers serving the aerospace and defense sector need access to embedded technology that offers a combination of elevated performance, small form factor and ongoing reliability. Long-term supply chain continuity must also be totally assured,” explained Eric Kao, General Manager of ADLINK’s Networking, Communication & Public Sector business unit. “The CM5-P1000 gives our customers the inherent design flexibility of a modular approach, plus exceptional degrees of ruggedness. In addition, this module underlines the continued importance that ADLINK sees in PC/104 and our lasting commitment to this format.”

The CM5-P1000 module has been designed to maintain uptime in some of the most challenging of working environments and can cope with exposure to extreme temperatures, high altitudes, shocks and vibrations. An operational temperature range spanning from -40°C to +85°C is supported, and humidity levels of 96% can be withstood. It can run on either Windows 10 or 64-bit Linux operating systems.

According to ADLINK, PC/104 will remain an optimum small form factor for mission-critical applications for many years to come. The high-performance processing power of the CM5-P1000 makes it suitable for a broad spectrum of potential use cases - attending to various ground-based and airborne computing tasks. These include radars, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), missile systems, etc.

Other areas in which it will be of value are in relation to factory automation and process control.

Author
Neil Tyler

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