The environment, the protection of nature, a shift in demographics, skilled labor shortages, challenges to security – our society is facing fundamental change. Key technologies like digitization and artificial intelligence can smooth the path for change by enabling smart edge devices that promote a green, sustainable, and livable future.
Applications with functional safety (FuSa) require more powerful embedded computing platforms because of the increasingly performance-hungry integrated sensor technology. This is why multicore processors such as the FuSa-qualified Intel Atom processors are so attractive today. They can also be used to consolidate non-critical functions on a single mixed-critical system, which is a major advantage. If there are then also Computer-on-Modules (COMs) that support the FuSa functions of these processors, OEMs benefit from application-ready building blocks that are already fully qualified for the safety certification of their customer applications, and that can be scaled to the required performance. congatec is one of the first companies to manufacture such COMs.