Product of the Week: ADLINK Technology’s MVP Series Fanless Modular Computers
June 12, 2023
Industrial computers play a crucial role in edge AI and edge computing applications, offering advanced security and privacy, reliability, and the ability to make decisions in real-time. However, with industrial edge computers that are both compact or expandable, engineers can configure industrial edge computers to fit their exact use case requirements.
The MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 series of fanless modular computers from ADLINK Technology provides all the previously mentioned benefits to edge AI and edge computing applications in a compact, expandable form factor (Figure 1). The platforms are designed around a modular architecture that can be configured to specific application requirements through the integration of Adaptive Function Modules (AFMs) that connect over four PCIe slots to bring acclerated vision, additional industrial I/O, and other capabilities to the base MVP platform.
Figure 1. The MVP-6200 Series (left) and the MVP-5200 Series (right).
Both the MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 series are based on the 12th or 13th generation Intel® Alder Lake-S processor with an integrated GPU based on the Intel® Xe graphics architecture. The processor is flanked by the Intel® R680E chipset and up to 128 GB of 3600 MHz DDR5 memory with advanced error-correction capabilities via four SO-DIMM sockets, providing ample performance for most edge AI inferencing applications with a CPU and chipset that consume just 65 W.
ADLINK Technology’s MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 Series in Action
For applications in need of increased inferencing performance, the MVP systems' four PCI/PCIe slots allow for system expansion using pre-validated GPU and acceleration cards mentioned previously. However, ADLINK's Function Module Design Service allows users to customize AFM cards to specific needs, ensuring optimum performance and uncapped application versatility.
Two SATA interfaces (with a third optional) also enable efficient data transfer between add-on storage devices and platform processors. These join an array of front-accessible I/O, including:
- 2x DisplayPorts
- 2x HDMIs
- 6x COM ports
- 6x USB ports
- 1x 8-channel DIO
- 3x 2.5 Gb LAN interfaces
- 6x SMA antenna connectors (four of which can be 5G, two for Wi-Fi)
An M.2 2230 A+E-key slot is also onboard to support additional Wi-Fi and 5G modules, while one 3042/3052 B-key and one M.2 2280 M-key slots each are present for supplementary storage.
The MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 series can be wall-mounted, and support operating temperature ranges of -20°C to 60°C with operating humidity ratings of ~95% @ 40°C (non-condensing). The solutions also adhere to EN61000-6-4/-2, CE & FCC Class A, UL/cUL, CB, and CCC regulations.
Getting Started with ADLINK Technology’s MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 Series
MVP-5200 and MVP-6200 industrial computers support Microsoft® Windows®, or Linux® Ubuntu operating systems. They are designed for continuous (24/7) rugged, fanless operation, allowing organizations unimpeded access to the benefits of edge computing.