German board maker is aiming to drive the connectivity of industrial systems to 10Gbit/s Ethernet through a new roadmap.
The will enable embedded system engineers to design small form factor x86 edge nodes with a low power envelope of less than 20 watts, says congatec.
The low-power x86-based COM Express Type 7 modules can be used for gateway, edge, and fog computing in numerous IoT applications ranging from vision system infrastructure for public safety to real-time smart data servers in industry 4.0 applications to rugged telecom and network equipment, such as small cells, factory gateways, and storage systems, all the areas covered by the Embedded blog.
"With our COM Express Type 7 modules based on the Intel Xeon D processor technology, we have introduced 10 GbE for applications on industrial server level. This is the first phase of bringing 10 GbE to the industrial fields, and sets the stage for smarter devices on the infrastructure and process levels, featuring low-power designs capable of executing multiple 10 GbE interfaces," said Christian Eder, Director Marketing at congatec. "To drive this significant shift forward effectively, we formed a stable roadmap of modules, designed to steadily expand 10 GbE capabilities within the broad spectrum of industrial applications."