At the service of artificial intelligence

German company Distec presents its embedded BoxPC at the service of artificial intelligence, the iBase industrial model EC-3200. This solution is ideal for deep learning applications, and ensures reliability and energy efficiency even in harsh industrial environments.

Distec is expanding its embedded portfolio with the industrial Embedded BoxPC EC-3200 from iBASE for applications with artificial intelligence with the highest performance demands. The EC-3200 is based on the modern, energy-saving and powerful NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2. The processor combines speed and energy efficiency with a dual core Denver 2 and a quad core ARM® Cortex®-A57 processor, and it is equipeed with NVIDIA Pascal architecture with 256 processing units and up to 1.33 TFLOPS. The EC-3200 thus offers real AI computing power for edge applications with 8 GB memory and 59.7 GB/s memory bandwidth. Due to its robust design, the EC-3200 is ideal for use in industrial robots, medical devices, and smart cities and for devices that support collaboration in companies.

For deep learning applications

Today’s edge- and cloud-based AI products require better computing and video analysis skills in order to perform sophisticated real-time data processing and to overcome latency problems. The EC-3200 is a long-lasting solution with a fanless design for uninterrupted operation. It takes advantage of the Jetson™ TX2’s GPU-accelerated parallel processing to handle data-intensive and mission-critical workloads with high energy efficiency and unmatched reliability. This makes it ideal for real deep learning applications.

Energy efficient and reliability

The EC-3200 is designed for an extended temperature range from -20 to +60°C. With its low power consumption, the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2 is more energy efficient. It allows real-time processing with little bandwidth consumption. Despite its compact dimensions, the EC-3200 has 8 GB LPDDR4 memory and 32 GB eMMC. HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports are available as I/O interfaces. On the housing there is a DB9 connection for RS232 or CAN bus, a microUSB slot and an external 10-pin GPIO connection. Two M.2 expansion sockets are available for expansion with optional SSD storage (2280 Key-M) and WAN modules (3042 Key-E). The operating system is based on a specially made Ubuntu 16.04 with Jetpack 3.2.1 and L4T 28.2.