CHATSWORTH, Calif. – October 2018 Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the A177 Twister ultra-compact rugged embedded computing system based on general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) technology for video capture, processing, and overlay uses in industrial environments.
The compact supercomputer is for autonomous aircraft, military ground vehicles, robotics, automation, and optical inspection systems. Based on the powerful NVIDIA Jetson TX2 system-on-module (SoM), the A177 Twister uses the CUDA programming language and deep learning acceleration to handle managing several data and video streams.
The small form factor (SFF) supercomputer has 256 CUDA cores to reach more than 1 trillion floating point operations per second (teraFLOPS). It consumes 17 Watts of power, weighs less than 2.2 pounds, and measures 5.9 by 5.8 by 2.5 inches.
The embedded computing system is designed to bring local processing in closer with a system's sensors. Its IP67-rated and fanless design also is for rugged and remote outdoor applications like security and surveillance systems, mining and excavating operations, and complex marine and boating applications like weather condition analysis and navigation.
I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, UART serial, USB 2.0 and 3.0 as well as HDMI output, composite inputs, HD-SDI inputs and WiFi and Bluetooth. The A177 provides simultaneous capture of all eight RS-170A (NTSC/PAL) composite video channels at full frame rates.
The system is suitable for video processing, and has a removable secure digital (SD) disk with quick erase and secure erase. System resources include dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, temperature sensors, elapsed time recorder, and multi-standard video/jpeg decoder/encoder with hardware encoding for H.264/H.265.
For more information contact Aitech online at www.rugged.com.
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