- I-Pi SMARC eases prototyping on an industrial hardware platform
- Cost-effective and extends lifecycle management
ADLINK Technology, a provider of edge computing solutions, has released the Industrial-Pi (I-Pi) SMARC (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) Development Kit which will serve engineers as a low-cost, industrial-ready prototyping platform. It is an industrial substitute for Arduino and Raspberry Pi (RPi) platforms that are commonly used for prototyping but are not suitable for developing industrial solutions.
Support for hardware and software
The development kit contains an I-Pi carrier board, a LEC-PX30 SMARC module, a power supply, a USB programming cable, an SD memory card containing a Linux OS and transparent acrylic shielding that balances protection and access.
“ADLINK’s I-Pi SMARC development kit supports a variety of deployment scenarios, even allowing engineers who have already created prototypes using Arduino or RPi platforms to leverage those ecosystems and libraries, and quickly and easily migrate their designs into a long-lived, revision-controlled, industrial production environment,” said Henri Parmentier, ADLINK´s product manager for SMARC and Q7 product lines.
Notifications about platform changes
Since hardware components change without substitutions being communicated to end-users, lifecycle management becomes an issue when using commercial development platforms. However, such is not the case when it comes to ADLINK SMARC module because any component or process change is announced at least six months before the implementation as per industry-standard engineering change notice (ECN) and process change notice (PCN) practices.
ADLINK module support also includes 10-year availability, after-sales support and return merchandise authorization (RMA), and reporting and debugging on production quality issues.