conga-TS170 Server-on-Modules with the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1578L and E3-1558 processors offer true real-time media processing capabilities for up to 15 VHEC streams. San Diego, CA, June 9th, 2016 * * * congatec, a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers (SBCs) and embedded design and manufacturing (EDM) services, has introduced two new Server-on-Modules which have been especially designed for real-time media processing. The new conga-TS170 Server-on-Modules are based on the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1578L and E3-1558 processors. A distinguishing feature of the new modules is the integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics accelerated by 128 MB fast eDRAM and double graphics base frequency for outstanding transcoding and video processing performance. Additionally, with the Media Studio Server package they offer comprehensive software support. congatec’s new Server-on-Modules come with an extensive ecosystem including complete Board Support Packages, comprehensive driver support and instantly application-ready carrierboards and evaluation kits, simplifying individual embedded server configurations.
Edge and fog computers for industrial IoT applications are one of the two major application areas for the new Server-on-Modules. Their task is pre-processing and transcoding big data as well as managing and controlling local processes. In close proximity to the field-level such servers are highly responsive and real-time capable allowing both the horizontal and the vertical networking of any industrial IoT-connected smart sensors, actuators and complex equipment and machines. High-level media processing performance brings benefits to numerous application fields. Examples are autonomous driving, drone control, vision-based robotics as well as self-learning machines with complex Deep Learning algorithms and neuronal network structures, which also profit from the high-level media and GPGPU processing capacities of the new Xeon processors.[Continue reading →]