Media CoverageJanuary 13, 2021

Rugged Computer for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Embedded Edge Supercomputing Introduced by Systel

January 13, 2021

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SUGAR LAND, Texas – Systel Inc. in Sugar Land, Texas, is introducing the Kite-Strike next-generation rugged computer for embedded edge supercomputing for deployment in harsh environments.

The Kite-Strike integrates the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier system-on-module, comes in a compact form factor, and enables real-time artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing, deep learning, and machine learning capabilities.

The rugged computer provides centralized sensor ingest and data fusion support for mission-critical applications, and is configurable and modular.

Kite-Strike is engineered and manufactured for low size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP), and offers data center performance in a compact, rugged embedded edge computer.

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In addition to the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SOM, the Kite-Strike offers the Volta Architecture graphics processing unit with 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores; an eight-core Carmel ARM v8, 64-bit CPU; 32 gigabytes of system memory; 32 gigabytes of eMMC 5.1 data storage; Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN I/O; ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 databus interfaces; and 4G LTE GPS.

The computer operates in temperatures from -40 to 71 degrees Celsius; meets MIL-STD-810H for resistance to the effects of shock and vibration, altitude, humidity, sand, dust and rain; meets MIL-STD 461G for electromagnetic interference; and MIL-STD-1275E/704F for power.