Intrepid Control Systems introduced at CES 2019 its Autonomous ONE motherboard, an all-in-one data logger that integrates multiple inputs into a single open platform.
The device is designed to link together many components of autonomous technology, including the autonomous CPU card, GPS/GNSS, and connectors for multiple types of sensors including cameras, radar, LiDAR, and other inputs, at an affordable price.
“Most autonomous development vehicles employ a multitude of different proprietary systems, components, and computers from different sources, requiring developers to waste a lot of time trying to tie them all together. Our Autonomous ONE motherboard provides a single, clean platform to quickly and easily connect everything into a single open platform,” said Don Hatfield, Director of Global Sales at Intrepid Control Systems.
The company says that its motherboard works with all autonomous CPUs that support PCIe, MIPI camera inputs, and Ethernet. Autonomous ONE can be configured to hold up to 54 automotive Ethernet ports, 48 CAN/CAN FD channels, and 64 Terabytes of storage using PCIe 2.0 slots with NVMe SSD. High-speed SerDes (serializer/deserializer) camera interfaces are supported for the direct camera or sensor connection with a capacity up to 28 cameras, such as the FPD-Link III from Texas Instruments or the GMSL from Maxim Integrated.
Autonomous ONE can also be used for automatic and manual remote download, control, and monitoring of data through a Wireless 4G/5G or 60 GHz WiGig connection. The Autonomous ONE device is claimed to be the only open system that is designed to bring autonomous technology into one unit at a reasonable price.
The Autonomous ONE motherboard will be available at the end of 2019.