Forllinx's High-computing "Magic Box" - AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, gradually penetrating into people's life scene, its data computing demand is more and more huge, processing speed is faster and faster, hardware performance requirements are higher and higher. In response to this demand, Forlinx Embedded has introduced the latest product for AI edge systems: the high-computing "magic box" - AI edge computing terminal FCU3001.

AI edge computing box FCU3001

Today we're going to talk about this "magic box."

AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 was custom developed with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX for a "family photo" after the product is out of the box:

AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 EVK

AI edge computing terminal FCU3001 is very compact, the size of the whole machine is only 178x110x55mm,but with rich functional interface resources. It provides 4 gigabit gate, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, CAN, RS485, DI, DO, etc., but also includes 5G/4G, WiFi wireless communication functions, the whole machine using sand blasting, anode oxidation of the medium gray metal shell, fully demonstrated the unique charm of metal materials, so that the product has a more textured.

AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 details

So what exactly is the FCU3001?

Here's a look at what's commendable about this AI edge computing terminal called the "magic box."

First, process performance and video analysis

Let's review the parameters of the AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001, which is equipped with a six-core NVIDIA Carmel (ARM v8.2 64-bit, with 6 MB L2 plus 4 MB L3) cache), the main frequency maximum bit 1.4GHz, the 384-core Voltra GPU, plus a maximum computational power of 21 TOPS with 48 tension cores and two deep learning accelerator (DLA) engines.

What will happen to such a strong performance? Let's take a look at the effect of actually running the test routine. Below, plug in a 1080P USB camera and run an object recognition algorithm.

FCU3001 process performance and video analysis

You can see that it can quickly and accurately identify the objects captured in the camera screen, the picture is stable at about one hundred frame rate.

FCU3001 video analysis

Try to run more than one routine:

  • The upper left corner shows the classification of objects, the camera captures the objects in the picture summary, the picture classification;
  • The lower left corner shows the contour recognition, the object in the picture is processed, the outline is displayed;
  • On the right is a feature point extraction, above the original video, and below is the result of processing, where you can see the feature points marked by the road conditions during the vehicle's driving in the video content.

It can be seen that the AI edge computing terminal FCU3001 can still ensure smooth picture while accurately identifying the screen while running multiple tasks, which shows the application capability of FCU3001 in processing performance and video analysis.

Second, U disk upgrade

In addition to supporting NVIDIA's original OTG (Linux PC) upgrade, the AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 can also create burn-out images under Windows systems. This greatly reduces the complexity of system upgrades, just prepare a USB stick, insert it into the PC, format it in FAT32 format, copy the burndown image to the USB drive and can be used for FCU3001 system upgrades.

Plug the USB drive into any USB port of the FCU3001 and connect the power supply to start the swipe automatically, upgrading the system in just a few minutes, which is very convenient for developing commissioning and maintenance upgrades.

AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 with USB

Third, AI edge computing and 5G combined

AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 supports 5G network access, and the 5G module (RM500Q-GL) is used for rate testing.

AI edge computing and 5G combined

As shown in the figure, the downlink speed of 507Mbps and the uplink speed of 44Mbps are measured in a more closed indoor environment. Because network speeds in different regions may be affected by carrier base stations, the data here is for informational purposes only.

Fourth, protection capabilities

Ai edge computing terminal FCU3001 network port, USB, RS485, CAN and other interfaces all have ESD4-level protection capabilities, through the above interface contact discharge ± 8KV static test, the test results are all normal.

FCU3001 network port

As a result, the protection of AI Edge Computing Terminal FCU3001 meets the requirements for electrostatic protection in most scenarios, making equipment use and operation more stable and reliable.

V. Fanless design

AI edge computing terminal FCU3001 with fanless cooling design, the shell is wavy, increased product cooling area, enhance wind conductivity, excellent cooling capacity can make the FCU3001 long-term stable operation. Let's take a look at the actual cooling of the FCU3001. We run multiple test programs at the same time to get the FCU3001 into full capacity. By measuring the housing temperature by infrared temperature measurement equipment, we can see from thermal imaging that the FCU3001 heat dissipates evenly and the temperature is maintained at about 43 degrees C.

FCU3001 with fanless cooling design

After 2 hours, the measurement again can see that its temperature change is not large, only 45.3 degrees C, through the actual test proved that the FCU3001 in the system full-load operation state, can still ensure stable cooling, the functions can still respond normally, there will be no card, stuck phenomenon, very stable.

FCU3001 with fanless cooling design

In addition, Forlinx Embedded provides nearly 100 development documents for AI edge computing terminal FCU3001, helping engineers to develop as quickly as possible, creating more possibilities for product applications.

AI edge computing terminal FCU3001 datas