Dell | May 25, 2020
Already leaders are talking about investing in large amounts of infrastructure to kick-start the economy, It should include digital infrastructure that will set the next generation up.
If there is one thing that COVID-19 has done, it has been to accelerate changes that had already been coming to the way we use technology.
Some of the risk can be offset by combining digital with more traditional infrastructure, It ranges from filling-in connectivity gaps through to solving identity and trust issues.
If there is one thing that COVID-19 has done, it has been to accelerate changes that had already been coming to the way we use technology. As a result of months of disruption, millions of Australians are much more digitally savvy. We are comfortably engaging with each other through video, we are buying online at levels that we expected to be years in the future and, most importantly, we are engaging with education virtually and learning as much about digital learning as we are about the subjects themselves. There have been more subtle changes too. Worldwide, business and government has been learning to work virtually. The future of work has arrived unexpectedly quickly and we’re not likely to go back to how things were. Jobs that can be done remotely are likely to continue to be more flexible than ever before.
The change means that instead of staffing with the best person available onsite, jobs will be available to the best person anywhere. While working virtually, new opportunities for innovation, automation and simplification are being created which will boost productivity and allow for new products and services in the longer term. The move to virtual work means the possibility of accessing new export opportunities. We have a highly skilled workforce who are well regarded across the globe. Contributions that were too hard to make through the tyranny of distance are suddenly open to us. To lock-in the myriad of social, inclusion, education, export and economic benefits that these new digital skills create requires new infrastructure. Digital infrastructure. It ranges from filling-in connectivity gaps through to solving identity and trust issues.
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“It is now the moment for countries to fast-track the construction of new digital infrastructure, such as IoT along with AI, in addition to the hastening of vital projects and major infrastructure construction that’s already included in countries.”
Challenges included: instructors not properly trained and prepared to deliver online courses. Difficulties in adapting TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) curricula and training to online formats. Lack of access to the internet or ICT (Information and communications technology) equipment to carry out learning or training. Apprentices ready for assessment but who couldn’t be assessed due to COVID-19 issues. Students unable to access the resources necessary to continue their training because they were not familiar with online platforms. Yet, despite these challenges, students, apprentices, providers of TVET, and policy-makers are making the important changes needed when it comes to learning and acquiring skills in times of crisis.
” Our future is a hybrid of physical and digital and needs to include advanced manufacturing which is rich in IP which can be exported to identical fabrication technology in seconds and in production in minutes.”
It is a world where learning is supported by digital tools curating the best content from teachers across the country supported by dynamic coaching in-person and digitally. And it is a world where cyber security infrastructure is as pervasive as our defence and police forces.The challenge with investing in digital infrastructure is that it is sometimes hard to see the progress. If a government invests in roads, bridges and buildings then even if there is a cost blowout, there is something useful at the end of it. Technology, on the other hand, is notorious for missed budgets combined with architectural missteps or even obsolescence. However, just because these investments are hard and carry risk, we cannot shy away from them. Nationally important digital infrastructure will disproportionately set up for the future we want to have in the 2030s. After all, history has shown that the most significant investments of the past in the nation’s interests have come with commensurate risk.
Digital infrastructure plays a pivotal role in predicting and modelling outbreaks. Take AI-supported services for a lung CT scan: the AI is premeditated to quickly detect lesions of likely coronavirus pneumonia; to measure its volume, shape and density; and to compare changes of multiple lung lesions from the image. This provides a quantitative report to assist doctors in making fast judgements and thus helps expedite the health evaluation of patients. That the government could respond as quickly and in the way it did with JobKeeper, JobSeeker and small business boosts was because of investments made in complex IT systems over the past decade. These systems are examples of critical infrastructure that provide resilience to support the economy and its people. Some of the risk can be offset by combining digital with more traditional infrastructure.
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SolidRun | October 29, 2021
SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and network edge solutions, today announces its System on Module (SOM) line based on the NXP i.MX 8X Lite applications processors and engineered for a variety of V2X applications. Available in single- or dual-core configurations, these new SOMs pack all the essential components required to quickly develop V2X, V2I and industrial IoT applications in a 30 x 47mm form factor.
"In order to accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicle technology, we need to build a digital infrastructure that supports it. The i.MX 8XLite applications processor was designed specifically for that purpose," said Andres Lopez de Vegara Lemos, Product Manager, Edge Processing business, NXP Semiconductors. "Working with SolidRun helps us jumpstart and reduce the development time of V2X hardware solutions by providing engineers a turn-key development tool based on our SoC that serves variety of applications."
Targeting vehicle telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, road infrastructure connectivity and industrial equipment, SolidRun's Mini SOMs based on NXP's i.MX 8XLite provides a foundation for secure V2X applications. It features excellent real-time synchronization and control for a variety of smart-city applications and combines the high-performance application processing from NXP's i.MX 8X processor with V2X acceleration and its RoadLINK SAF5400 single-chip DSRC modem for next-generation telematics. The SOM based on NXP's i.MX 8XLite also features an array of high-speed interfaces – including Ethernet, PCIe Gen 3, USB 2.0, and CAN-FD. As part of the NXP Product Longevity program, NXP guarantees the i.MX 8XLite SoC will be manufactured for 15 years. Similarly, SolidRun guarantees this SOM will be manufactured for at least 15 years, making it the optimal solution for long-term vehicle-based communications infrastructure applications.
Beyond serving as the perfect building block for V2X infrastructure, the SOM based on NXP's i.MX 8XLite is also well suited for industrial IoT, building control and robotics applications requiring time-sensitive networking (TSN) Ethernet or controller area network (CAN) connectivity. Great for advanced industrial processes that require reliable, accurate synchronization and real-time control, the integrated SoC's A35 cores and CAN-FD interface provide low-latency data transmission.
Engineered to serve a variety of application environments, ranging from commercial and industrial vehicles to roadside communications hubs and even robotics, the SOM supports a vast operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Its efficient design maintains a low operating temperature without a fan and reduces the potential of heat and dust-related failures, resulting in reliable long-term operation and performance.
"Smart cities and V2X communications will not only dramatically improve the efficiency of our roadways, but it will also play a significant role in reducing collision-related traffic deaths and make it easier for emergency vehicles to cut through congested areas,However, none of this can take shape without reliable hardware, like our SOM connecting the infrastructure and vehicles. We look forward to working closely with NXP to ensure our SOMs reliably power V2X communications for years to come."
Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun
SolidRun also offers a HummingBoard carrier board that is perfect for prototyping with the i.MX 8XLite-based SOM. While not much larger than the SOM at just 30 x 55mm, the HummingBoard carrier supports up to 2GB of LPDDR4 memory, and features expansion and communications options, including 100BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet, USB 2.0 ports, and UART, SPI, SDIO, and 12C and I/O pins.
The SOMs and HummingBoard carrier boards are available through SolidRun. To help expedite the development process, customers will be provided with an optimized board support package, stable long-term support for select software distributions, access to SolidRun's support tools and sample source code.
NEXCOM | September 03, 2021
NEXCOM, a leading supplier of network appliances, announce its new professional uCPE product line, nexCPE™, which includes three appliances targeted at three different segment for 5G application. Each nexCPE™ product is designed based on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology to enable connections with greater bandwidth, lower latency and higher frequency. All three appliances are powered by Intel® processors and offer a large selection of optional features to provide maximum flexible customization.
"Cut the cord" movement has started from end-users and now found its way deeper to the core, urging business owners to switch their attention to wireless network appliances. Alongside with leveraging the newest technologies; such as 5G, mmWave, and network slicing; appliances based on 5G FWA technology help to minimize physical infrastructure all the way from Fixed Access to Multi-access edge computing (MEC) servers, thus ensuring seamless last mile connectivity, and saving companies OpEx and CapEx budgets significantly.
nexCPE™ product line levels up common understanding of traditional uCPE boxes. This trio not only supports current 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) infrastructure, but also proves future-ready for 5G Standalone (SA) infrastructure. DFA 1163 is an entry-level desktop appliance to enable 5G networks for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), while both FTA 1170 and FTA 5180 are 1U rackmounts that target small and medium-sized branch offices and enterprises, respectively. Even one of nexCPE™ products, integrated into existing network architecture, can significantly improve network performance. Deployed together, they cover all possible requirements to build a safe and stable 5G network. Both 1U rackmounts will be available in Q4 this year, so stay tuned for the latest eNews update.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, NEXCOM integrates its diverse capabilities, and operates six global businesses, including the Network and Communication Solutions (NCS) unit. NCS focuses on the latest network technology and helps to build reliable network infrastructure, by delivering professional design and manufacturing services. NCS's network application platform is widely adopted in Cyber Security Appliance, Load Balancer, uCPE, SD-WAN, Edge Computing, Storage, NVR, and other network applications for businesses of all sizes.