Connect Tech Supports NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™

Connect Tech is offering free public download of a 3D printable enclosure, Nano-Pac, which can be 3D printed as a Jetson Nano Development Kit enclosure.

Find out more http://connecttech.com/products/nvidia-jetson-nano

What is the difference between Jetson Nano, Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2?

FeaturesJetson Nano Jetson TX1 Jetson TX2
GPU128 Core NVIDIA Maxwell™ (0.5 TFLOPs FP16) 256 Core NVIDIA Maxwell (1 TFLOPs FP16) 256 Core NVIDIA Pascal™ @ 1.3GHz
CPU 64-bit Quad-core ARM A57 (1.43 GHz) 64-bit Quad-core ARM A57 (1.7 GHz) 6 core Denver and ARM A57 (2GHz)
(2x) 2MB L2
Memory 4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 25.6 GB/s 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4
58.4 GB/s
Storage 16 GB eMMC32GB eMMC
Networking 10/100/1000 Mbit
Video Encode 2160p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)(2x) 4K @30 HEVC
Camera 12 MIPI CSI-2 DPHY 1.1 lanes (1.5 Gb/sec)
Dual ISP (1.5 Gpix/sec)
12 MIPI CSI-2 DPHY 1.1 lanes (1.5 Gb/sec)
Dual ISP (1.5 Gpix/sec)
12 MIPI CSI-2 DPHY 1.2 lanes
(30Gbps)
WiFi Not supported SupportedSupported
Mechanical69.6 mm x 45 mm, 260-pin SODIMM connector
No TTP
87 mm x 50 mm, 400-pin Samtec connector
Integrated TTP
87 mm x 50 mm
400-pin connector
Input Voltage 5V (nominal) 5.5V (min) to 19.6V (max) 7.5W / 15W
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Overcoming common pit-falls of VoIP

Overcoming common pit-falls of VoIP

While we pretty much all agree that combining voice and data on one secure network saves time, money and is easily scalable, VoIP does have a few downsides that need to be planned for.

  1. VoIP will not function if there are internet or service outages. Choosing a system with built-in redundancy and call continuity, or having a back-up ISP or other connection, is important.
  2. Back-up power supplies should be on hand to deal with power outages.
  3. But, what if you are in a rural area using a network that has limited bandwidth?

Here packets can go missing causing breaks in conversation. This can be a huge problem if you are trying to communicate with customers, other businesses, or work colleagues.

Find out how the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway solved this problem using Perle Ethernet Extenders to transmit data up to 20km across existing copper wiring.

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NEW: Industrial DIN Rail Power Supplies

Perle now offers a complete range of rugged AC to DC and DC to DC Converters built to meet the high stability and efficiency expectations of industrial, machine automation and process control environments. There are over 90 models, with a wide variety of features and functions, to choose from.

“Our aim is to ensure the maximum availability of your system. We are confident that
we have the right power supply to meet the needs of every industrial application.”

  • 4 to 56 V DC Adjustable Output Voltage Ranges
  • 0,5 to 40 Amps
  • 25 to 960 Watts
  • Single Phase, 2-Phase or 3-Phase AC to DC Converters
  • DC to DC Converters
  • Industrial operating temperatures of -40°C to +70°C

Available in 24 and 48v DC models, Perle Industrial-grade Power Supplies are reliable sources of power designed stand up to harsh industrial environments.

Find our more https://www.perle.com/products/industrial-din-rail-power-supplies.shtml

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Connect Tech Releases New NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Rugged Box

Guelph, Ontario, March 14, 2019 – Connect Tech, an NVIDIA Jetson Ecosystem Partner, has added a rugged embedded system to its NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier line of products. The Jetson AGX Xavier is a powerful AI computer that provides high-end GPU workstation performance in a compact package that operates under 30 watts.

Connect Tech’s Sentry-X is built around the Jetson AGX Xavier and brings out a wide assortment of I/Os. Some of the features provided include 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, 2x CAN 2.0b, 1x RS-232, 1x RS-422/485, 1x UART 3.3V TTL, and 8x GPIO.

Sentry-X – P/N SGX001

Connect Tech’s Sentry-X is well targeted for customers in aerospace and defense as well as any market or application that can benefit from the incredible performance of the Jetson AGX Xavier packaged in a rugged enclosure. Sentry-X is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G as well as DO-160G for shock and vibration along with ingress protection of IP67.

The Sentry-X is designed to bring all the I/O out to one panel and terminate to rugged Fisher MiniMax connectors except for 1x USB 3.0/3.1, which also contains USB OTG, along with 3x status LEDs found on the opposite panel. The flexible I/O front end also lends itself well to 38999 or M12 style connectors.

Connect Tech’s Sentry-X is well targeted for customers in aerospace and defense as well as any market or application that can benefit from the incredible performance of the Jetson AGX Xavier packaged in a rugged enclosure. Sentry-X is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G as well as DO-160G for shock and vibration along with ingress protection of IP67.

The Sentry-X is designed to bring all the I/O out to one panel and terminate to rugged Fisher MiniMax connectors except for 1x USB 3.0/3.1, which also contains USB OTG, along with 3x status LEDs found on the opposite panel. The flexible I/O front end also lends itself well to 38999 or M12 style connectors.

Careful thought has gone into expansion, ensuring that mass storage can be added as well as WiFi, Bluetooth and analog frame grabbers. The Sentry-X also comes with a unique docking station that allows for quick release if the removal or replacement of a Sentry-X compute module is needed.

“The release of the Sentry-X rugged embedded system confirms our commitment to the Jetson community,” said Michele Kasza, vice president of sales and marketing at Connect Tech. “The Sentry-X also underscores our design capabilities both from a high-speed digital design perspective as well as our mechanical capabilities.”

For product page and full specifications, visit:
http://connecttech.com/product/sentry-x-rugged-embedded-system/

About Connect Tech Inc.:
Connect Tech is the largest NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem partner specializing in small form factor, rugged computing. We are proud to support the Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 platforms. We are backed by a knowledgeable sales and support staff, well-versed in each Jetson module. Offering 12 standard products for TX2/TX2i/TX1 and multiple custom design wins, we help take your applications to market fast.

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Industrial Switch

Ethernet is rapidly expanding into industrial environments where equipment must stand up to operating temperatures of -40C to +75C, vibrations, and shocks. These harsh environments are under pressure to share information quickly for increased productivity, improved quality, inventory control, and reduced operational costs.

Ethernet Switch technology plays a critical role in these networks. Following are five questions to ask when choosing your Industrial Ethernet Switch brand.

1. Does the manufacturer use Switch and Phy chips from leading manufacturers to ensure reliability and interoperability with your network?

Check the published MTBF rates on the manufacturer website. This will give you insight about the quality of components used in the design and manufacture of the product.

If the MTBF rates are high, you can have confidence that you will get a reliable product made with quality components. If the MTBF rates are low, or unpublished, proceed with caution.

Perle DIN Rail Switches only use robust and reliable high-end components from leading chip manufacturers to ensure product reliability and network interoperability.

2. Are they built with temperature rated components and fully heat chamber tested?

You need to avoid finding out too late that chosen products are not fully designed to operate in extreme temperatures.

There are a lot of products on the market claiming to operate at -40C to +75C. However, they use “commercial-grade” components that have not been qualified to operate in the claimed temperature ranges. When “commercial-grade” parts are exposed to extremely high or low temperatures, product failures are inevitable.

For example, integrated circuits on the PCB overheat causing premature failure of the product. Or, under-rated connectors do not allow for proper contact between the device and the cables. These failures eventually stop all data communications in these high and low temperature environments.

Every component on every Perle DIN Rail Switch has been designed and tested to handle operating temperatures of -10C to 60C or -40C to 75C.

3. Is there dual input power to provide redundancy during power failures?

Dual power inputs with industrial surge and spike protection reduce downtime when there is primary power loss. Reverse power protection is also recommended.

4. Is the chassis metal or plastic?

A rugged metal housing provides superior EMC performance and corrosion-resistance. You may also want to check that a DIN Rail mounting bracket is included as standard.

5. Does the manufacturer have a range broad enough to ensure that they will have a model to suit your specific environment?

Most manufacturers have a limited range, especially when it comes to supporting fixed fiber ports. Perle has the broadest range of Industrial Ethernet Switches on the market.

With over 700 models, Perle offers every conceivable combination of Ethernet, Fiber & PoE ports in a 5 – 10 port DIN Rail Switch. This makes Perle a one stop shop when it comes to finding the right Industrial Switch for your environment.

If network up-time is vitally important to your success choose quality products with care.

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SRS Industrial Media Converters for Electric Utility Substations & HazLoc Environments

The network equipment used in electric utility substations, and environments classified as HazLoc, are subject to tight regulations, numerous certifications and approvals. When it comes to integrating the copper and fibre cabling found in these highly distributed networks, a properly designed and certified Industrial Media Converter is required. To meet this need, the new Perle SRS Industrial Media Converters include:

  • IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 electric utility substation certification
  • Numerous hazardous industrial location (HazLoc) certifications, including ATEX Class 1 Zone 2 and ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 Class 1 Division 2
  • DIN Rail enclosure with Triple Power Input,
  • Operating temperature support of -40C to +75C
  • An on-board microcontroller which deals with error detection and recovery by continuously monitoring the status of the links connected to its transceiver ports

Perle SRS Industrial Media Converters include 15 models compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet and SFP, dual fibre ST/SC or single fibre SC/ST connectors.

For further details, follow this link: https://www.perle.com/products/industrial-temperature-media-converters.shtml

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SR Industrial DIN Rail Media Converters

Data communication networks in  industrial environments are subject to extreme temperatures, vibrations, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other potentially disturbing noises. The Industrial Network Engineer has to layer that with the additional challenge of connecting distributed switches and equipment located throughout an industrial plant floor to ensure data does not to become corrupted during transmission

John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems comments, “Because most industrial networks are a hybrid of copper and fibre cabling, these obstacles can be overcome with the inclusion of Copper to fibre Media Converters. Perle’s new SR Media Converters have features specifically designed to meet the unique needs found in these environments.”

  • The compact chassis easily mounts on a DIN rail or inside distribution boxes.
  • Triple redundant power input can be supplied using two redundant terminal blocks or through the optional TBUS DIN Rail Bus connector system that transmits voltage across the bus.
  • With operating temperature support of -40C to +75C, these media converters are ideal for use with industrial devices subjected to harsh environments and severe temperatures such as security cameras, wireless access points, alarms, traffic controllers, sensors and tracking devices.
  • All Perle Media Converters have an on-board microcontroller which deals with error detection and recovery by continuously monitoring the status of the links connected to its transceiver ports.

Perle SR Industrial Media Converters include 98 models compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet and SFP, dual fibre ST/SC or single fibre SC/ST connectors.

Find out more [https://www.perle.com/products/media-converters/din-rail-media-converters.shtml]

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