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Intel Revolutionizes Edge Computing at Embedded World 2024

Introduction to Intel’s Innovation at Embedded World 2024

This year’s Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, has become the showcase for the latest innovations by Intel and Altera, an Intel company, in the realm of edge computing. Aimed at sectors such as retail, healthcare, industry, automotive, defense, and aerospace, these advancements promise to revolutionize the way we interact with technology at the network’s edge.

Processors and Graphics Processing Units for a New Era

Intel has taken a significant step forward in its embedded edge devices offering by introducing a new range of processors and graphics processing units (GPUs) focused on AI-enabled edge devices.

  • Intel Core Ultra Processors: This series of desktop processors not only integrates the Intel Arc GPU and a neural processing unit but also offers LGA socket flexibility in a system-on-a-chip (SoC), marking a milestone in terms of capability and versatility.
  • Intel Core Processors: This processor family provides up to 2.57 times more graphic performance and up to three times more graphics execution units, establishing a new standard of excellence.
  • Intel Atom x7000C Series Processors: Specifically designed for enterprise networking and telecommunication devices, marking a significant evolution in this segment.
  • Intel Atom x7000RE Series Processors: With built-in deep learning inference capabilities and up to 32 graphics execution units, these processors are ready to take performance to the next level.

Altera’s Innovations in FPGAs

Backed by Intel’s technological solidity, Altera has updated its FPGA portfolio for embedded intelligent edge devices, standing out:

  • FPGAi Series: An AI suite that adds support for Agilex 5 SoC FPGAs, broadening processing capabilities and adaptability.
  • Agilex 5 SoC FPGAs: Offering up to 200% improvement in performance per watt compared to competing 7 nanometer FPGAs, these devices set a precedent in efficiency and power.
  • Agilex 5 E-Series Devices with Quartus Prime Pro Edition 24.1: This software, used in Agilex 5 E-Series SoC FPGAs along with selected complementary IP cores, promises unprecedented optimization in embedded application development and execution.

Conclusion and Reflection

The innovations introduced by Intel and Altera at Embedded World 2024 mark a turning point in the development and deployment of edge computing technologies. With these tools, developers and businesses can expect greater efficiency, performance, and flexibility in their applications, from retail to defense.