The BOXER-8240AI from AAEON Brings Performance to the Edge with the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

December 14, 2020

The BOXER-8240AI from AAEON Brings Performance to the Edge with the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

At the heart of the BOXER-8240AI is the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SoC, featuring the Volta GPU which packs 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores, offering AI processing speeds up to 32 TOPS.

AAEON released the BOXER-8240AI featuring the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier. According to the company, combining the Jetson AGX Xavier with a compact, industrial rugged design allows developers to bring more applications to the edge, or power more applications with a single device.

At the heart of the BOXER-8240AI is the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SoC, featuring the Volta GPU which packs 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores, offering AI processing speeds up to 32 TOPS. The AGX Xavier also features several power modes, allowing developers and users to adjust the system to their needs, whether it's for more power efficiency or maximizing performance.

Per the company, an ideal SoC needs a well-designed chassis, and the BOXER-8240AI provides a fanless design that allows the Jetson AGX Xavier SoC to operate in ambient temperatures from -10°C to 55°C without a loss in performance. The fanless design also helps keep out dust and other contaminants, providing reliable, low maintenance operation no matter where it's deployed.

The BOXER-8240AI is designed to combine AI, control, and communication into a single platform solution. To achieve this, it offers a range of I/O features designed to connect and power a wide range of sensors, cameras, and more. With four PoE Gigabit Ethernet ports designed to each deliver 1 Gbps, the BOXER-8240AI can power connected cameras while also ensuring delay free streaming for real-time video processing. Featuring 40-pin I/O connector and dual COM RS-485 ports, the BOXER-8240AI can connect with sensors and machines to provide feedback and control, suitable for AOI or robotic control including obstacle avoidance.

Additionally, the BOXER-8240AI features USB3.2 Gen 1 and USB2.0 Type A ports, two USB3.2 Gen 1 Type C ports, and audio line in (mic) and audio line out ports. The BOXER-8240AI features expandability with M.2 2230 E-key, ideal for wireless communication such as Wi-Fi, giving the BOXER-8240AI the ability to deploy as an Edge Network Gateway. The BOXER-8240AI also provides storage with M.2 2280 NVMe slot and SATA III (6.0 Gbps) storage, ideal to install thanks to access panels on the bottom of the system.

With this combination of AI, control, and communication, the BOXER-8240AI is suitable for applications such as, AGV pathfinding or collision avoidance for smart factory robots, or running multiple AI inferences side by side to provide coverage for intelligent security, and crowd monitoring for compliance with health requirements during the ongoing pandemic.

For more information, visit: www.aaeon.com

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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