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DFI New-Gen ADS Series Embedded Computing Solutions for Intelligent Workload Optimization

DFI is releasing the new ADS Series of embedded computing solutions powered by the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ SoC processors

The new hybrid architecture combines the P-Core and E-Core for intelligent computing resource allocation to increase visual computing efficiency by 50%, significantly enhancing the performance and efficiency of automated production lines and graphic applications simultaneously.

The new-gen ADS Series computing solutions are available with industrial motherboards and embedded systems, covering various form factors from SBC, Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX to fanless computers. These solutions are designed to meet the needs of industrial control, surveillance, traffic flow analysis and other vision computing at the edge.

Industrial Motherboard
3.5” SBC: S53-ADN
4” SBC: ADP253
Mini-ITX: ADS101/ADS103, ADP171/ADP173
microATX: ADS310-R680E/Q670E
ATX: ADS630-R680E/Q670E

Computer-on-module
COMe Compact: ADP968
COMe Mini: ADP9A2

HPC Embedded Systems
Fanless: EC500-ADS, EC510/EC511-ADS, EC543-ADS
Mini-ITX System: WM120-ADS
ATX Walk Mount: WM343-ADS

The Intel® Alder Lake processor-based ADS Series utilizes the all-new hybrid architecture of Performance Cores and Efficient Cores (P-core and E-core) to achieve high-performance computing with lower power consumption and intelligently make instant, optimal adjustments to workloads and workflows. With Deep Learning Boost (DL Boost) and Vector Neural Network Instruction Set (VNNI), deep learning can be further accelerated and provides accurate and fast inferencing results for visual computing applications such as defect inspection and AGV/AMR.

Besides the new hybrid architecture, the ADS Series also supports PCIe 5.0 high-speed signal transmission for the first time, achieving a data transfer speed 2X faster than the previous-gen PCIe 4.0. Faster DDR5 memory is also supported to boost data read and write speeds up to 4800MT/s, accelerating the processing speed of numerous data and images for AI and computer vision.

Numerous data transfers, shares and backups are processed through the high-speed 10GLAN on the ADS Series Computers, significantly improving operating efficiency. Also, the wireless high-bandwidth Wifi 6E is supported for the first time with speed transmission up to 6GHz (1.4X faster than Wifi 5 and Wifi 6), making device deployment more flexible and collaboration more real-time and seamless.

In addition, the ADS Series supports 8K resolution with clarity and precision, surpassing the resolving power of the human eye by more than ten times. The result provides greater detail for image processing as well as streaming video and enhances the accuracy of the image and visual computing.

The new ADS Series is designed to help integrators maximize the use of each device, reduce configuration, and lower costs. While improving overall computing performance and efficiency, the ADS Series is also equipped with I/O virtualization of GFX SR-IOV for the first time. It allows the GPU of a virtual machine (VM) to be distributed at near-native performance levels, significantly reducing the latency caused by the software-based virtual machine. The proof of concept (POC) of SR-IOV with Intel also confirms the VM frame rate remains at 60fps, equal to the native GPU performance (the traditional software-based performance is 28 fps frame rate).

DFI’s new ADS Series of industrial computers offers a full range of performance and efficiency optimizations. From data reading/writing speeds to the transfer to AI computing, the new-gen computing brains will bring unprecedented intelligence and speed to the heavy workloads of AI vision applications, factory automation, medical and retail industries.

Key Features:
Powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ with the hybrid architecture of CPU and GPU
Intelligent work sequencing to optimize workloads
Optimal AI technology, supporting AI accelerator cards for accurate inference
Support PCIe 5.0, DDR5 high-speed data reading/writing
Ultra HD 8K display
Support high-speed 10GLAN, 2.5G LAN and 5G, Wifi 6E wireless networks

Main Applications:
Factory Automation
AOI defect inspection
AGV/AMR
AI vision
Robotic arm
Virtual machine for equipment integration on production lines

Medical
Medical Imaging
AI Diagnostic Assistance

Retail
Interactive digital signage

Traffic

Traffic analysis

For more information, please visit: https://www.dfi.com/ or contact us.

About DFI
Founded in 1981, DFI is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance embedded computing solutions. Backed by 40 years of R&D experience, DFI offers a range of innovative industrial computers with high quality, stability, and reliability, from industrial motherboards, single-board computers (SBCs), embedded systems to industrial panel PC and displays. Together with its professional and immediate service, DFI has helped countless clients in industrial automation, transportation, energy, medicine, retail, and military applications.

Since joining the Qisda/BenQ Group in 2017, DFI has synergized its resources with Qisda and enhanced its R&D capabilities, supply chain management and production capacity to a new level. The acquisition of AEWIN and Ace Pillar in 2019 further helped DFI expand its business into cyber security and develop more comprehensive solutions in smart manufacturing to bring more added values to its customers. For more information: https://www.dfi.com/