ASRock Industrial’s iEPF-9000S/ iEP-9000E Series Rugged Edge AIoT Platform Enables Smart Factory and Autonomous Vehicle

  • June 30, 2022
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ASRock Industrial's iEPF-9000S/ iEP-9000E Series Rugged Edge AIoT Platform Enables Smart Factory and Autonomous Vehicle
ASRock Industrial’s iEPF-9000S/ iEP-9000E Series Rugged Edge AIoT Platform Enables Smart Factory and Autonomous Vehicle

As the rigorous demands of Edge AI storm across industries, ASRock Industrial delivers the most reliable, flexible and powerful iEPF-9000S series/iEP-9000E series Ruggedized Edge AIoT platform with wide connectivity (5G/4G, WiFi-6, BLE-5.1). Capable and compact, it is a heterogeneous computing architecture that best suits your needs in a variety of industrial mission-critical applications.

ASRock Industrial Computer, the global leader in industrial motherboards and systems, is proud to launch the new iEPF-9000S Series/iEP-9000E Series Ruggedized Edge AIoT Platform, Powered by Intel 10th Gen Xeon W and Core i7/i5/ i3 (Comet Lake) processors with W480E, Q470E and H420E chipsets for superior performance, flexible integration and reliable durability at the edge. With workload consolidation, the new series offers supercomputing power, rich I/Os, expansions under the compact size and ruggedness to eventually replace traditional machines for PLC, HMI, Motion Control, Machine Vision and more. This makes it well suited for Edge AI applications, such as smart factories, machine automation, AI vision in automated optical inspection, autonomous vehicles, and much more.

Super computing power for Edge AI applications

There are two types of Ruggedized Edge AIoT platforms for consolidating next-level workloads across different verticals. The iEPF-9000S Series Expendable Edge AIoT platform is designed with flexible configurations and expansion slots for a variety of expansion cards; iEP-9000E series Compact Edge AIoT platform is space saving and fanless design with passive thermal solution. Both systems are powered by Intel 10th Gen Xeon W and Core i7/i5/i3 processors (Comet Lake) with W480E, Q470E and H420E chipsets for supercomputing power and support a total of four DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets up to 128 GB , a phenomenal memory size upgrade that is perfect for Edge AI applications.

Rich industrial-focused I/Os and flexible extensions for easy integration

The iEPF-9000S Series/iEP-9000E Series support up to five Intel Gigabit LAN with two supporting PoE for reliable connectivity, four USB 3.2 Gen2, three USB2.0, six COM (4 x RS-232/422/485, 2 x RS-232), eight DI/DO (supports 2.5KV isolation), and great visuals through triple displays with two Display Port and one VGA, plus four SATA3 with hot-swappable trays for 2.5-inch SSD or HDD ( CFast option). Designed with flexible expansion slots, the iEPF-9000S series supports one PCIe x16 (Gen 3) or two PCIe x8 (Gen 3), and two PCIe x4 for a variety of expansion cards such as graphics cards, frame grabber cards, motion cards, and IO card. In addition, there are several sockets for RF modules and storage, one M.2 Key M for NVMe/SATA SSD, one M.2 Key B for 4G/5G, one M.2 Key E for Wi-Fi/BT and two Mini PCIe for option modules.

Most compact and robust design for harsh environments

The iEPF-9000S series includes iEPF-9000S-EX4, iEPF-9001S-EX4 and iEPF-9002S-EX4 models and features a space-saving design – 202 x 290 x 209.3 mm (W x D x H); the available models of iEP-9000E series are iEP-9000E, iEP-9001E and iEP-9002E with compact dimensions: 202 x 244 x 108.7 mm (W x D x H). Moreover, with its rugged design, the new series supports DC 9~36V wide input range with ignition control and external power switch, with 80V surge protection, OVP, UVP, OCP and reverse protection and can also work under -40°C~75°C (- 40°F~167°F) wide temperature range, plus high shock and vibration resistance to ensure always-on functionality, even in harsh environments.

“ASRock Industrial designed the Ruggedized Edge AIoT Platform with care and ambition, leading the industry forward with its strong and sophisticated products. With the successive releases of the iEPF-9000S and iEP-9000E series, we are approaching a new milestone, not only bringing smarter hardware design and systems to customers, but also accelerating the development of systems integration. We hope to continue to provide complete solutions to create an intelligent world together,” said James Lee, president of ASRock Industrial. With its high performance and stability, the series is the essential core for workload consolidation and its exciting broad applications can revolutionize developments across a wide spectrum of transforming industries.

For more information on ASRock Industrial’s Ruggedized Edge AIoT Platform, please visit our website product page, product video or contact us at Product research

About ASRock Industrial

ASRock Industrial Computer Corporation was founded in July 2018 as an independent company and focuses on motherboards, edge computers and other products for the manufacturing, business and retail industries. It is the world leader in industrial PC motherboards, with customers all over the world. Previously it was a business unit of ASRock Inc. (est. 2002) which was founded in 2011.

By becoming an independent company, ASRock Industrial can deploy all its resources for B2B activities. Our vision is to create an intelligent world together, encompassing ASRock Industrial’s core focus in the CARES (Commerce/Automation/Robot/Entertainment/Security) industries. With a central R&D design team comprising nearly 65% ​​of the total workforce, ASRock Industrial has the resources to develop reliable, industry-leading products for your business needs. All products can be purchased ready-made or customized to meet OEM/ODM requirements.

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