iBase’s MAF800 Intel-based industrial grade AI computers

Backplane Systems Technology presents iBase’s MAF800 Intel-based industrial-grade AI computer series
designed to support high performance GPU cards. The new AI computers are suitable
for use in machine vision and factory automation facilities to automate shop floor
processes and defect inspection, based on deep learning with Automated Optical
Inspection (AOI) or Vision-Guided Robotics (VGR).

The MAF800 base
model has a compact and fanless design with a high performance 8th Generation
Intel Core i7-8700 processor and extensive connectivity with 3x GigE LAN ports
and 6x USB 3.0 ports for easy integration in multi-camera machine vision
applications including locating and aligning parts for assembly with greater
speed and accuracy than manual positioning.

Three other
configurations of the modular MAF800 series include MAF800-E, MAF800-2E and
MAF800-L2E, which are built with a SUMIT module that comprises four PoE ports
and a serial port module. The MAF800-2E and MAF800-L2E, however, offer an
additional I/O expansion compartment with a PCIe slot for I/O control cards, a
PCIe (x16) slot to fit a graphics card for extra computing power needed to
perform AI tasks in real time, and an M.2/mPCIe slot for M.2 AI, Wi-Fi and
Profibus cards.

The MAF800 features
a 9V~36V wide-range DC input, as well as a 12V DC input that can be used to
power a graphics card or a PoE module.

The MAF800 series has an operating temperature
range from -10¡C up to 50¡C and features 2x SATA 3.0, a DVI-D and a VGA display
interface, and 16GB DDR4 system memory. It runs on both Windows 10 and Linux
Ubuntu operating systems. 

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