As of late, German innovation organization congatec declared the development of their commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Congatec now offers an institutionalized carrier board that can be adjusted without extra hardware improvement.
The global market leader in the computer-on-modules segment, Congatec launched a new carrier board, The conga-SMC 1 3.5-inch board. Congatec communicated pride in their 3.5-inch single-board PC launched not long ago before declaring the new carrier board.
The new model contains an attachment for Arm-based SMARC modules. The arrangement stage is perfect with congatec’s whole NXP i.MX8 processor series module portfolio and incorporates 12 particular processor setups.
The critical features of the new platform are established in connections and adaptivity. The SMARC connector permits developers to scale processor execution and adjust to the different prerequisites related with various applications.
The new conga-SMC 1 3.5-inch board is created to coordinate MIPI cameras directly—without extra hardware. Two MIPI-CSI 2.0 connectors take into account three-dimensional vision. This is an inexorably valuable device to create self-driving vehicles since it grants situational mindfulness.
Remember that the Arm processor sector is overwhelmed by restrictive design. Right now, versatile 3.5-inch carrier board shows a move toward commercial-off-the-shelf boards and frameworks. As per a public statement from congatec, equipment producers can actualize the carrier boards “in their system solutions without any hardware development effort, using the large ecosystems of standard form factors.”
Not only the carrier boards’ I/O’s improved for ease of use with the whole of congatec’s NXP i.MX8 module portfolio yet they are likewise adjustable and helpful for little and medium-sized projects.
Engineers and developers could utilize the module’s processor-coordinated help for artificial intelligence and neural systems to advance keen vision frameworks. The new commercial-off-the-shelf offering is strengthened with comprehensive software support with precompiled binaries.
The product aims to fill a market need in Arm product design. Martin Danzer, Director Product Management at congatec, elaborated on this in a press statement, stating “Our new modular 3.5-inch carrier board makes Arm designs also increasingly attractive for small industrial lot sizes, which until now have been dominated by x86 technology due to a lack of suitable Arm products.”