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BittWare Extends IA-Series of Intel® Agilex™ FPGA-based Accelerator Product Line to Address Data-Intensive Compute, Network and Storage Workloads

BittWare | June 22, 2021

BittWare, a Molex company, a leading supplier of enterprise-class accelerators for edge and cloud-computing applications, today announced the expansion of its IA-Series of FPGA accelerators featuring Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs. The BittWare IA-Series of FPGA accelerators are designed to help customers develop and deploy next-gen edge and cloud applications, with greater flexibility and speed while reducing risk.

The new IA-420F low-profile PCIe card and IA-220-U2 computational storage processor join the IA-840F to provide a choice of three form factors popular in data center and network infrastructure. The trio of products are fully PCIe Gen 4 compliant, and include application reference designs in addition to support for the oneAPI™ programming model, which allows hardware developers the ability to create domain-specific FPGA platforms and application developers to build cross-architecture, single-source compilation designs.

"BittWare is excited to leverage Intel's Agilex technology to support three of the most prevalent accelerator form factors used for data center and network infrastructure," said Craig Petrie, vice president, Sales and Marketing of BittWare. "As a part of Molex, we are uniquely positioned to drive technology innovations in enterprise-class products, which empowers our customers to deploy Intel Agilex FPGA-based solutions at the card and server-level with reduced risk and cost."

According to Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020: Empowered Edge, by 2023, more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the data center or cloud, up from less than 10% in 2019.1 FPGAs play an increasing role at the edge where real-time data with critical latency, bandwidth and security requirements need to be processed efficiently. Within the cloud, FPGA heterogeneous computing solutions are required to process vast amounts of both structured and unstructured data efficiently through high-performance computing and big data analytics in order to derive value and orchestrate smart devices in the field.

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The presence of IoT devices in the everyday life brings new cybersecurity threats affecting critical infrastructures as part of smart cities. To cope with this issue, the development of a cybersecurity certification framework represents an ambitious initiative, which has attracted an increasing interest from academia, industry and government institutions. However, beyond well-known issues related to expensiveness and flexibility of current solutions, the certification approach must address the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of IoT-enabled environments. In order to address such requirements, this work proposes an architectural framework that aims to provide a precise view of the involved concepts and processes based on security assessment and testing methodologies. While nowadays there is no silver bullet integrated solution, our approach is based on standards and specific technologies currently used in the scope of European initiatives, in order to promote a more standardized vision of a cybersecurity certification framework for the IoT.

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The presence of IoT devices in the everyday life brings new cybersecurity threats affecting critical infrastructures as part of smart cities. To cope with this issue, the development of a cybersecurity certification framework represents an ambitious initiative, which has attracted an increasing interest from academia, industry and government institutions. However, beyond well-known issues related to expensiveness and flexibility of current solutions, the certification approach must address the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of IoT-enabled environments. In order to address such requirements, this work proposes an architectural framework that aims to provide a precise view of the involved concepts and processes based on security assessment and testing methodologies. While nowadays there is no silver bullet integrated solution, our approach is based on standards and specific technologies currently used in the scope of European initiatives, in order to promote a more standardized vision of a cybersecurity certification framework for the IoT.

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EHang Launches 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center as AAV Operation Spot in Guangzhou

EHang | December 30, 2021

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD (“GDDCI”) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. This new Experience Center is especially designed and developed as a new operation spot with all necessary infrastructures for EHang AAVs under the 100 Air Mobility Routes Initiative. As EHang’s global first urban air mobility pilot city, Guangzhou has taken the lead in investing in urban air mobility (“UAM”) infrastructure construction in the urban area to enable citizens to enjoy air mobility experience in the near future. Several operational flight routes have been planned and tested for passenger transportation, aerial sightseeing, aerial logistics, etc. in Guangzhou. As the newly-launched operation spot especially designed and developed for EHang AAVs, the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center covers an area of 2,000 square meters and is equipped with a rooftop take-off and landing vertiport as well as a hangar for power charging and maintenance. Powered by the 5G telecommunication networks, it relies on the EHang’s command-and-control system platform to enable trial operations for the EH216, Falcon B and other eVTOL models, for various UAM and smart city management applications. Furthermore, the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center is integrated with an Automatic Guided Vehicle Parking Garage, which provides a convenient infrastructure for a seamless transfer experience in car travel and aerial trip in the future. EHang and GDDCI have founded this joint venture for establishing the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center as well as local UAM route planning and AAV operations. With the UAM mapping across four central areas in Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, several operational flight routes have been planned and tested for passenger transportation, aerial sightseeing, aerial logistics, smart city management, etc. Chengjiu Zhou, General Manager of GDDCI, said, “By leveraging the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center, we will develop an intelligent air mobility ecosystem integrating the hardware, software, takeoff and landing platform and operation services in Huangpu district.” “Guangzhou is EHang’s first global urban air mobility pilot city and the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center has become the latest operation spot under the 100 Air Mobility Routes Initiative. We will use the world’s leading AAV technologies and command-and-control system to provide intelligent, comprehensive solutions for urban air mobility and smart city management in Guangzhou. We expect to build Guangzhou into a model city for UAM and have plans to extend it to more cities across the country and worldwide.” Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang About EHang EHang is the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company. Our mission is to make safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly air mobility accessible to everyone. EHang provides customers in various industries with AAV products and commercial solutions: air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management, and aerial media solutions. As the forerunner of cutting-edge AAV technologies and commercial solutions in the global Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry, EHang continues to explore the boundaries of the sky to make flying technologies benefit our life in smart cities.

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Airspan Achieves Industry Leading 3.57 Gbps Subscriber Speed in 5 GHz and 6 GHz (Wi-Fi 6E) Fixed Wireless Solution Demonstration

prnewswire | October 19, 2020

In a preview of their upcoming Wi-Fi 6E based Point to Multipoint Fixed Wireless solutions, Airspan Networks has demonstrated a new broadband subscriber speed landmark of 3.57 Gbps using unlicensed 5 GHz and 6 GHz spectrum.Leveraging newly created 160 MHz channels in the recently expanded 5 GHz band and upcoming 6 GHz bands recently approved by the FCC, Airspan is well on its way to delivering multipoint access point IP capacities of up to 7 Gbps for outdoor broadband networks and 5G backhaul infrastructure. For rural areas, subscriber speeds of up to 1.75 Gbps can be achieved over a distance of several miles. The solution is based on new Wi-Fi 6E technology using 1024QAM, OFDMA, channel bonding, MU-MIMO and beamforming technologies.

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Platform9 is the first company to offer managed Kubernetes as a service with IPv6 support for 5G deployments.

Platform9 | March 31, 2021

Platform9, the main SaaS Managed Kubernetes supplier for private, edge, and crossover mists, today declared its most recent adaptation of the Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) item. The business' first SaaS Managed Kubernetes with IPv6 support for 5G arrangements flaunts a few progressed organizing advancements and backing capacities to improve 5G assistance conveyance, offers the capacity to halfway associate and oversee AWS EKS groups, and binds together administration of virtual machines and compartments. "Our most recent item discharge tends to the particular difficulties looked by DevOps and stage groups with disseminated Kubernetes arrangements in 5G framework move outs, multi-bunch the executives openly mists, and siloed the board of VMs and compartments," said Madhura Maskasky, VP of Product at Platform9 frameworks. "We keep on conveying these new capacities through our SaaS conveyance model which eliminates operational weight by offloading the perplexing undertakings of arrangement, support, redesigns, observing, and investigating across all groups, regardless of where they are sent." For correspondences specialist organizations (CSPs) and their biological system of organization programming suppliers, Platform9 presently gives a few progressed organizing highlights intended to convey close to line-rate execution for network bundles. Besides, the new delivery empowers completely computerized arrangement and reconciliation of host, physical, and virtual organizations with Kubernetes bunches for sending and overseeing cloud-local 5G RAN, IMS, Packet Core, Edge Virtual Network Functions, and Container Network Functions.

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