New PCOM-B800GT with PCOM-C800 COM-HPC® Carrier Board Delivers Server-Class Performance and AI/ML Acceleration
— Susan Wei, Product Marketing Manager
FREMONT, CA, USA, Aug. 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Portwell Technology, Inc., (https://www.portwell.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a global leader innovator for industrial PCs (IPCs) and embedded computing solutions, an Intel Titanium Partner® Partner Alliance and an Elite level of Solution Integration Partner in the NVIDIA® Partner Network (NPN), announces the PCOM-B800GT, the latest addition to its computer-on-module (COM) family. According to Susan Wei, product marketing manager at American Portwell Technology, the new PCOM-B800GT is based on the new PICMG® COM-HPC® Specification: A small form factor embedded computing solution that delivers server-class performance and accelerated AI for rugged applications.
“The new PCOM-B800GT is driven by a COM-HPC Server Type E module with Intel® Xeon® D-2700 processors (code name Ice Lake D),” says Wei. “The dimensions of the E-size type COM-HPC server are only 200mm x 160mm,” she adds.
PCOM-B800GT specifications include DDR4 2933 MT/s up to 1024 GB; 8x 10G KR, 1x 2.5GbE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1/USB 2.0, 2x SATAIII, 2x UART; 48x PCIe lanes: 2x PCIe Gen 4 x16 from CPU (bifurcation support—x16, x8, x4), 2x PCIe Gen 3 x8 (bifurcation support—x8, x4, x2, x1); Accelerate AI workload with Intel AVX-512 VNNI (Vector Neural Network Instructions) and Intel DL (Deep Learning) Boost; -40°C to +85°C industrial temperature range (selected SKUs); TDP 65W to 118W power consumption; Built-in TPM 2.0 for hardware-based security.
Portwell’s PCOM-B800GT uses the PCOM-C800 carrier board for functional testing and software development.
Perfect for high performance network computing and control applications
According to Robert Feng, Senior Director of Product Marketing at American Portwell Technology, the new PCOM-B800GT is designed for high-performance computing applications including IoT, AI/ML, cell tower base stations, medical equipment , defense systems, networking equipment and devices, autonomous vehicles, and much more. “The PCOM-B800GT is designed to meet the growing demand for embedded computers,” says Feng, “to deliver high-throughput performance with scalability to serve the ever-evolving new class of embedded edge servers.”
COM & COM-HPC: less complexity and risk; More flexibility
The computer-on-module (COM) design reduces the complexity and risk of developing and maintaining a product platform, while maintaining flexibility for future upgrades. “COM-HPC is the ideal solution for customers who need a highly flexible COM design while requiring CPU-intensive computing capacity, large memory capacity, and lots of high-bandwidth I/O. Not only that,” continues Feng, “our customers also benefit from the peace of mind they get from the 10+ years of long-term support inherent in the PCOM-B800GT.
To complement the COM Express specification and meet the growing demand for high-performance computing and higher-bandwidth I/O interfaces, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) has developed the COM-HPC (High-Performance Computing) computer-on -module specification. COM-HPC uses the same concept as COM Express, while increasing connectors from 440-pin to 800-pin to support more expansions, and improves I/O interface speed with PCIe Gen 4 or Gen 5 (32GT/s), USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 Gbps) or USB 4 (40 Gbps) and KR 25G signals. COM-HPC has two types of modules, Server and Client. The COM-HPC server type focuses on server applications, providing up to 65 lanes of PCIe, 8 KR Ethernet, and uses a processor with a TDP of up to 150 W. In contrast, the COM-HPC client type provides 49 PCIe lanes and multiple multimedia interfaces, with high performance graphics, MIPI-CSI, Soundwire, I²S, etc. And it also provides high-speed network interfaces of NBase-T and 25GbE KR signals to meet the needs of various applications.
About Portwell American Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a global innovation leader in the embedded computing market and a Titanium Partner of the Intel Partner Alliance and an Elite Level Solution Integration Partner in the NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN). American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rack-mounted systems, and network communications devices for OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and TL 9000 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey solutions and private label service, call 1-877-APT-8899, email [email protected] or visit us at https://www.portwell.com.
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