The COM Express module based on a 6 core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors is capable to run multiple Operating Systems, even real-time OS, when utilizing the Real-Time Hypervisor.
The Demo runs one core with a real-time Linux to balance an inverted pendulum while one other CPU core is dedicated to manage the external communication at highest security levels.
The remaining 4 Core are utilized by a desktop Linux and perform a AI face recognition based on Intel OpenVino at impressive high frame rates.
All three operating system run at full speed, the Real-Time Hypervisor does not add any latency.
congatec is supporting the full range of i.MX8 processors for its SMARC and Qseven modules. The i.MX 8X demo shows dual independent LVDS screen and the impressive graphics performance of these low power CPUs. The second demo is based on the conga-SMX8-Mini and the new SMARC carrier board conga-SMC1 operating an industrial MIPI-CSI camera from Basler.
Optimized coolings for computer modules and single board computers allows to maximize the computing performance as processors can work at higher speed as long as they are cool enough. The cooler the electronic components are the longer their lifetime it. The patented coolings from congatec are designed to boost performance and MTBF.