SECO launches COM Express Type 6 module based on 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

Power-efficiency, performance, and industrial-grade features deliver success for demanding embedded and rugged IoT use cases.

Arezzo, Italy, January, 2023 – SECO, a global leader of innovative Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, today launches CALLISTO, a COM Express® Rel. 3.1 Type 6 module based on new 13th Gen Intel Core processors. SECO was granted early access to design information and processor silicon via its participation in the Intel Early Access Program.

Developed for game-changing design, power, graphics, and AI edge applications, the 13th Gen Intel Core family of processors provides major computing and connectivity performance improvements over the previous processor generation. Enhanced intelligence is provided via a number of technologies, including Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost) to accelerate AI inferencing workloads, the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit for optimized, cross-architecture deep learning inference, and the use of on-processor graphics execution units for parallel AI processing and image classification performance.  Processing performance and power consumption are optimized through a performance hybrid architecture – combining multi-threaded Performance-core (P-cores) and single-threaded Efficient-cores (E-cores) with execution assigned by Intel Thread Director on supported operating systems. Flexible video processing supports one 8K display, four concurrent 4K60 displays, or up to 48 simultaneous 1080p streams via PCIe 5.0.

As an Intel Early Access Program partner, SECO developed the CALLISTO module, bringing the latest processing performance to a COM Express® Type 6 standard form-factor. Thanks to its features, CALLISTO targets high-end applications demanding continuous machine control (High Performance Computing (HPC), industrial automation and robotics, intelligent edge computing, and transportation), complex analysis or decision making (medical imaging, safety, and security), or rich visual experiences (digital signage, information kiosks, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs)).

CALLISTO offers the 13th Gen Intel Core processor family with thermal design power (TDP) options between 15W and 45W in industrial and commercial temperature ranges. Memory consists of up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 memory via two SO-DIMM slots, also featuring IBECC (In-Band Error Correction Code) and Intel Total Memory Encryption (Intel TME) for enhanced platform reliability and security. An optional on-board NVMe solid state drive (SSD) provides high density storage (factory alternative to one PEG x4 Gen4 interface). An optional trusted platform module (TPM) is available. Up to 96 graphics execution units of the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics support immersive visual experiences via up to four simultaneous 4K displays, driven by 3x DDI interfaces (supporting DVI, DP 1.4, and HDMI 2.1), 1x VGA (factory option), and 1x eDP 1.3 or single/dual-channel LVDS interface (factory alternatives).

Networking capabilities are represented by a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet interface with Intel i225 GbE controller. CALLISTO provides a wide range of interface options: 2x USB 4.0 (retimer circuit required on the carrier board), 4x USB 3.2, and 8x USB 2.0 host ports; PEG Gen4 x8 interface, up to 2x PEG Gen4 x4 interfaces, up to 8x PCI-e Gen3 x1 lanes; 2x SATA Gen3 channels; and a number of serial interfaces. Supported operating systems include Microsoft Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu.

“CALLISTO is a further step forward for our high-end COM Express® modules linecard. Intensive video processing and AI-based analytics are widespreading as the backbone of many industrial applications.” says Davide Catani, Chief Technology Officer of SECO S.p.A. “With CALLISTO our customers will quickly deploy such an approach, even in challenging environmental conditions, like those machinery or autonomous equipment are requiring.”

Developed for both embedded and industrial applications, CALLISTO enables end devices AI and IoT capabilities with faster performance and multi-function control without compromising security and responsiveness. To touch CALLISTO first-hand and discover other disruptive innovations visit SECO booth 1-320 at embedded world 2023, in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 14 to 16.

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Description of SECO

SECO (IOT.MI) develops and manufactures cutting-edge technological solutions, from miniaturized computers to fully customized integrated systems combining hardware and software. SECO also offers Clea, a proprietary end-to-end IoT-AI analytics software suite, that allows clients to gather insightful data from their on-field devices in real time. SECO employs almost 900 people worldwide and operates through 5 production plants, 10 R&D hubs and sales offices in 9 countries. SECO serves more than 300 blue-chip customers which are leaders in their respective fields, including Medical, Industrial Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Fitness, Vending and many other sectors. SECO R&D capabilities are further enhanced by long-lasting strategic partnerships with tech giants and collaborations with universities, research centers, and innovative start-ups. Corporate social responsibility is part of the strategy of SECO, that undertakes several actions to reduce its environmental footprint and increase its impact on its people and local communities.

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