AIMB-522 industrial Micro-ATX motherboard

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Advantech, a leading provider of embedded solutions, is proud to release AIMB-522, an industrial Micro-ATX motherboard for AI image processing in automation and surveillance. AIMB-522 leverages AMD’s first desktop processor, the Ryzen™ Embedded 5000, which provides 16 x high-performance Zen 3 cores. In addition, AIMB-522 features a suite of technologies that empower high computing performance efficiency — these include PCIe Gen 4 expandability, 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 x USB 3.2. This combination of features and functions produces an excellent solution for factory automation, smart logistics, and intelligent surveillance applications.

AMD Desktop Processor Ryzen™ Embedded 5000 Delivers Superior Performance

AIMB-522 features the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded 5000 processor with Zen 3 performance, delivering superior processing and power efficiency. The Instructions per Clock, 16 cores, and L3 cache provided by Zen 3 is excellent for latency-sensitive applications in smart manufacturing, automated visual inspection, and intelligent surveillance. These performance gains are delivered with no increase in power consumption or TDP. Indeed, the industry-leading 7nm process enables AMD Ryzen™ Embedded 5000 Series to deliver a 24% improvement in energy efficiency and 2.8-fold lead when compared to previous generation solutions and competing architectures respectively.

High-speed Interfaces for Camera-based Applications

Computer vision applications require the seamless integration of high-speed digital cameras. Consequently, AIMB-522 features 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and 8 x USB 3.2 10Gbps ports. These interfaces provide complete connectivity for high data throughput cameras with transfer bandwidths up to 350MB/s and/or 60 fps. These features make AIMB-522 capable of integrating more than 10 x high quality video cameras without additional peripherals cards. For extra connectivity, the onboard PCI-Express x4 slots offer the flexibility needed to support more camera devices or industrial controllers with add-on cards.

Extra Expandability for Integration in Industrial Applications

The Advantech AIMB-522 supports 1 x PCI-Express x16 Gen4 bus standard for graphics demanding applications. In addition, its 2 x PCI-Express x4 slots offer the expandability needed for robotic controller card integration, while the onboard M.2 M-Key socket supports high-speed SSD for Real-time OS operations. This expandability for industrial peripherals enables AIMB-522 to empower controller and factory automation upgrades, and facilitates AI-enabled imaging processing.

Key Features

  • AMD Ryzen™ Embedded 5000 Series in high-performance Zen 3 architecture
  • High speed connectivity — 4 x Gigabit Ethernet & 8 x USB 3.2
  • High expandability — 1 x PCI-Express x16, 2 x PCI-Express x4, 1 x M.2 M-key (PCI-Express x 4 and SATA III)
  • Diverse I/O for industrial application — 1 x M.2 E-Key (PCI-Express x 1 and USB 2.0), 4 x RS232, and 2 x RS232/422/485

The panel discussion at Embedded World in June. Credit: VDMA and Framos

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The panel discussion at Embedded World in June. Credit: VDMA and Framos

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