SAN DIEGO – Congatec Inc. in San Diego is introducing the conga-STDA4 Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) Module 2.1 computers-on-module for high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) edge applications like autonomous mobile robots and automated guided vehicles that require camera-, radar-, and lidar-based near-field analytics.
The conga-STDA4 modules are based on the Texas Instruments Jacinto 7 TDA4x or DRA8x processors, consume 5 to 10 Watts, and come with two MIPI CSI camera inputs. The TDA4x processor-based conga-STDA4 adds an image signal processor, vision accelerators, and pre-trained AI models from the TI Model Zoo.
These embedded computing modules include a robotic SDK; the DRA8x variants offer an option without vision processing accelerators. Designed to withstand harsh industrial environments, both high-throughput module variants operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, and offer time-sensitive networking and cyber security measures.
The Congatec conga-STDA4 computers-on-module based on the SMARC Module 2.1 specification are equipped with Texas Instruments Jacinto 7 TDA4VM or DRA829J processors based on 2 Arm Cortex-A72 and 6 Arm Cortex-R5F.
With 2x MIPI-CSI 4-lanes and integrated image signal processor for MIPI-CSI cameras, the modules enable high-quality camera, lidar, or radar data capture and processing.
The modules offer deep-learning matrix multiply accelerators with power to 8 tera-operations per second, and C7x floating-point vector digital signal processor with power to 80 GFLOPs. The Jacinto 7 TDA4VM variant offers vision processing accelerators with image signal processor and several vision assist accelerators.
Common to both variants are depth and motion processing accelerators for depth perception and motion tracking. Graphics performance including GPGPU capabilities are enhanced with the integrated graphics accelerator 3D GPU PowerVR Rogue 8XE GE8430.
The modules are embedded in Congatec's high-performance SMARC 2.1 module ecosystem featuring tailored cooling solutions, evaluation, and application-ready carrier boards. Software support includes Linux, QNX, RTOS, and VxWorks.
For more information contact Congatec online at www.congatec.com/en/products/smarc/conga-stda4.