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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What is AGX Xavier?

The NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ is the world’s first AI computer for autonomous machines.

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  • 20x performance than Jetson™ TX2
  • 512-core Volta GPU and 64 Tensor cores with discreet dual Deep Learning Accelerator (DLA) NVDLA engines
  • 4 x dual-core CPU clusters (8 NVIDIA Carmel processor cores)
  • 16GB 256-bit wide LPDDR4X memory interface
  • Module Size: 100 mm x 87 mm

 

For further specifications, please refer to the documentation available for Jetson AGX Xavier in the Jetson Download Center.

What is the difference between TX2 and AGX Xavier?

Feature Jetson™ TX2 Jetson™ AGX Xavier
GPU 256 Core Pascal @ 1.3GHz 512 Core Volta @ 1.37GHz
64 Tensor Cores
DL Accelerator (2x) NVDLA
Vision Accelerator (2x) 7-way VLIW Processor
CPU 6 core Denver and A57 @ 2GHz
(2x) 2MB L2
8 core Carmel ARM CPU @ 2.26GHz
(4x) 2MB L2 + 4MB L3
Memory 8GB 128 bit LPDDR4
58.4 GB/s
16GB 256-bit LPDDR4x @ 2133MHz
137 GB/s
Storage 32GB eMMC 32GB eMMC
Video Encode (2x) 4K @30
HEVC
(4x) 4Kp60 / (8x) 4Kp30
HEVC
Video Decode (2x) 4K @30
12 bit support
(2x) 8Kp30 / (6x) 4Kp60
12 bit support
Camera 12 lanes MIPI CSI-2
D-PHY 1.2 30Gbps
16 lanes MIPI CSI-2 | 8 lanes SLVS-EC
D-PHY 40Gbps / C-PHY 109Gbps
PCI Express 5 lanes PCIe Gen 2
1×4 + 1×1 | 2×1 + 1×4
16 lanes PCIe Gen 4
1×8 + 1×4 + 1×2 + 2×1
Mechanical 50mm x 87mm
400 pin connector
100mm x 87mm
699 pin connector
Power 7.5W / 15W 10W / 15W / 30W

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Perle releases 39 New Modular Console Servers for In-Band and Out-of-Band-Management

Support for up to 50 USB and RS232 Console Ports, redundant copper and fiber Ethernet network access, WiFi network access and a V.92 modem connection

The new modular IOLAN SCG Console Servers offer multiple secure remote access methods to the RS232 RJ45 or USB console management port of every device on the network.

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IOLAN SCG Console Server

  • Dual Network Connection with 10/100/1000Base-T Copper and 100/1000Base-X Fiber SFP Ports
  • Built in WLAN (Wi-Fi ®) dual band radio supporting IEEE 802.11 a,b,g,n,i @2.4Ghz/5Ghz
  • Built-in in v.92 modem for out of band access

The modular design of the IOAN SCG allows the user to swap, upgrade and scale to any “mix-and-match” combination of 16-port USB 3.0 or RS-232 RJ45 interface module cards.

With advanced network security features, recognized authentication schemes and standard data encryption tools, IT administrators can feel confident that network data transmissions, and all access to the console admin ports on IT equipment, is secure.

Find out more… https://www.perle.com/products/console-server.shtml

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Connect Tech releases new Carrier and Adapter for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

Mimic

NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ to TX2/TX1 Adapter

The Mimic Adapter from Connect Tech allows the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module to be installed onto an NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier.

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Mimic – P/N AGX001

  • Install NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ on any NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/TX1 Carrier Board
  • Easily compare performance between TX2 and AGX Xavier on your current hardware platform
  • Wide range of Xavier interfaces passed to TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier
  • Dimensions: 92mm x 105mm

 

 

 

 

The Mimic Adapter from Connect Tech allows the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module to be installed onto an NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier. The Mimic Adapter is ideal for NVIDIA Jetson users who want to easily compare performance or upgrade their existing TX2/TX2i/TX1 designs to the new Jetson Xavier.

This small form factor adapter solution integrates easily onto any existing carrier board in Connect Tech’s Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 product line, as well as any custom platform. Enables a giant leap forward in capabilities for autonomous machines and edge devices.

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Rogue

NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ to TX2/TX1 Adapter

Rogue Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ is a commercially deployable, full featured carrier, just slightly smaller than the Xavier module at 92mm x 105mm.

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Rogue – P/N AGX101

  • Commercially deployable NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ platform
  • 6x 2-lane or 4x 4-lane MIPI CSI Camera Inputs
  • 2x NVMe M.2 Key M Slots, 3x USB 3.1, 2x GbE
  • Wide input power range 9-19V DC
  • Dimensions: 92mm x 105mm

 

 

 

 

Connect Tech’s Rogue Carrier for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier is a commercially deployable, full featured carrier coming in just slightly smaller than the Xavier module at 92mm x 105mm. The Rogue Carrier provides access to the impressive list of latest generation interfaces on the Xavier while adding additional interfaces of 3x USB 3.1, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI and locking Mini-Fit Jr. power input connector. Rugged camera add-on expansion boards will also be available for use with the Rogue to interface directly with the Xavier high density MIPI CSI interfaces.

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier has an impressive 512-core Volta GPU and 64 Tensor cores with discreet dual Deep Learning Accelerator (DLA) NVDLA engines. The platform offers 20x the performance and 10x the power efficiency of the Jetson TX2. The new module supports an increase in bandwidth, performance, and introduces USB 3.1 and PCIe Gen 4.0.

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BT chooses Perle Terminal Servers for remote access and management of LDU’s

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iolan-sts8dc_lgThe “residential phoneline” section of BT was operating a mixed X.25 and Ethernet environment. The goal for BT was to get rid of the X.25 WAN and have a direct IP connection to Loop Diagnostic Units (LDU). This would enable them to communicate with the exchanges at a much higher speed, allowing them to service their customers more efficiently and quickly. While moving to an IP Network, it was important not to replace all of the existing infrastructure that was not at the end of its lifecycle.

The Scenario:

A residential customer reports that their phone line appears not to be working. At BT’s headquarters a test of the line, via the exchange, is initiated. To test a phone line engineers connect to a LDU (Loop Diagnostic Unit) at the exchange that checks the line. This first check indicates whether the line is clear and operating or whether further investigation is required and an Engineer needs to be dispatched.

This initial check was previously done across the X.25 Network. A user on a remote network opened an application, entered an IP address and a port number, and sent a command to an LDU across the LAN and then through X.25 pads to a serial connection on the LDU. The LDU communicates via a serial link to request the specific line to test. The HQ gives the LDU the line or a batch of lines, the LDU tests and feeds back to the user on the LAN.

BT wanted a direct IP connection to the LDU, replacing the X.25, which would enable them to communicate with the exchanges at a much higher speed, allowing them to service their customers more efficiently and quickly. There was no requirement to replace the LDU, as this had not reached the end of its lifecycle. However there was a need to be able to access it over Ethernet, securely and remotely.

Most exchange sites have one LDU. Some have more than one requiring a higher number of serial ports. Each LDU has 4 serial ports, consisting of an admin port, a port to the exchange, an Xserver port, and a serial port for Ethernet Connectivity.

Working closely with Perle Systems, a suitable product from the IOLAN Terminal Server range was quickly identified. The selection process focused on key requirements including:

Redundancy – a backup feature to support the LDU’s in the event of loss of power
Security – meeting BT’s “Safe to Connect” Standard
Support – local UK based support.

IOLAN STS 8 DC Terminal Servers were installed at the Exchange sites, and connected to the LDU’s.

IOLAN Terminal Servers from Perle Systems helped BT keep their LDU’s while accessing them over IP remotely.

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o meet the redundant power requirement, Perle IOLAN STS8 DC Terminal Servers were connected to 2 fused 50v feeds generated by a dedicated Wind Farm with a centralised earth going into the primary and secondary DC power inputs. The dual feed DC IOLAN Terminal Servers from Perle operate so that in the event the primary power source is depleted, the IOLAN pulls power from the secondary source and is able to switch back and forth as necessary, thereby ensuring continuous operation.

In addition, after extensive testing,  Perle IOLAN STS Terminal Servers underwent and passed BT’s “Safe to Connect” requirements, which is a series of requirements more stringent than normal Telco testing would require. The whole of the IOLAN STS Terminal Server range was tested and met the various standards needed.

IOLAN STS DC Rack Terminal Server is available with 4, 8 or 16 RS232 RJ45 Ports, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Dual Feed 48v DC power ( 36 to 72v DC range ) and an advanced security feature set.

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Broadcom uses Perle Terminal Servers in its R+D Labs

Perle Systems Case Study

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Broadcom Limited is a Fortune 500 semiconductor manufacturer for wired and wireless communications.
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To stay ahead of the competition in the fiercely competitive Telecommunications market, manufacturers spend huge sums on Research and Development. Broadcom spends more than $800 million dollars per quarter on R&D in labs located around the world.

For many years, Broadcom has been using Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers in these labs. Serial data acquired from microcontroller test beds in the lab is sent over Ethernet to remote servers using Perle Terminal Servers as the interface. Broadcom have been using Perle products for years and count on their performance, security and reliability every-day

Thousands of IOLAN Terminal Servers have been installed in numerous Broadcom locations around the world.

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About Broadcom: www.broadcom.com

Broadcom Limited is a diversified global semiconductor leader built on 50 years of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. With roots based in the rich technical heritage of technology powerhouses AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect our world. With the addition of industry leaders LSI, Avago Technologies and Broadcom Corporation, the company has the size, scope and engineering talent to continue leading the industry into the future.

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