We searched the world over for the best image processing computer. What do we mean by “best?” We wanted it all, including: An industrial design free of moving parts, support for Power-over-Ethernet cameras and USB3 cameras, a CPU that can handle multiple cameras with high frame rates, a PCIe slot for additional cameras or I/O, a wide temperature range, and optional integrated discrete 24VDC I/O. Of course it had to be price competitive. Meet the CRNS360!
NO MOVING PARTS
Why should you choose a computer without moving parts? Because it’s the moving parts that fail first. When a cooling fan stops turning, or the hard-disk drive stops spinning, it is sure to be expensive.
It isn’t hard to build a consumer-grade “gaming” computer. But building a fanless system that can handle industrial environments is another matter altogether. The Neousys design puts the CPU right up against the large external heat sink. It can handle 50 degrees C, even with its 5th generation Skylake i7 CPU under full load.
Compare the performance of the i7-6700TE against other fanless embedded computers intended for machine vision. This chipset scored 9044 using Passmark Performance Test software. That’s 20% better than our previous generation.
The CRNS360 has six Gigabit Ethernet ports. Four of those ports can deliver Power-over-Ethernet, so cameras and other devices can be powered without pulling additional cables or purchasing external power supplies. To maximize bandwith, five ports have independent Intel I210 controllers, with the sixth having an I219 controller. All ports support jumbo packets to keep CPU interrupts to a minimum. The I210 controller is supported by the Basler Pylon Performance Driver (version 4.1.0 and newer) to further enhance imaging performance.
The CRNS365 offers optional integrated discrete I/O for interfacing with PLCs, light controllers, and other devices. Choose the 16 channel board or the 32 channel board. The 5 - 24 VDC inputs are optically isolated, and can be programmed for polling or change-of-state interrupt. The 24 VDC discrete outputs are also isolated. (Order item CRNS360-IO to have the 32-channel board included, at additional cost.)
DELIVERY, CUSTOMIZATION & ACCESSORIES
Alternate configurations are available for volume customers. Suggested accessories include power supply, DIN rail mount, I/O cable and I/O termination board.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700TE (2.4/3.4 GHz, 8M Cache)|
|Chipset||Intel Q170 Platform Controller Hub|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel HD Graphics 530|
|Memory||Two SODIMM sockets; Ships with 32 GB DDR4 installed|
|Storage Interface 1||Internal SATA 3 port for 2.5" HDD/SSD; supports RAID 0/1; Ships with 256 GB MLC SSD for 0 - 70 C|
|Storage Interface 2||Full-size mSATA port (mux with mini-PCIe)|
|Expansion 1||Internal mini PCI Express socket with front-accessible SIM socket|
|Expansion 2||Internal mini PCI Express socket with internal SIM socket (mux with mSATA)|
|Ethernet (I210)||5x Gigabit Ethernet Ports each with Dedicated Intel I210 Controller; Up to 9.5 KB Jumbo Frames|
|Ethernet (I219)||1x Gigabit Ethernet Port with Intel I219 Controller|
|Ethernet (PoE+)||IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PSE for four Ethernet Ports; 80 W total power budget; Power enabled per-port basis via API|
|Video Ports||1x stacked VGA + DVI-D connector; 2x DisplayPort connectors, supporting 4K2K resolution|
|USB 3.0||4x USB 3.0 ports via native XHCI controller|
|USB 2.0||4x USB 2.0 ports|
|Serial Ports||2x software-programmable RS-232/422/485 port; 1x RS-232 port|
|Audio||1x Mic-in; 1x Speaker-out|
|Power Input||1x 3-Pin Removable Terminal Block for 8 - 35 VDC|
|Discrete I/O||Optional internal 24 VDC I/O board with either 16 or 32 channels|
|Expansion Cassette||PCIe x16, Gen3, 8-lanes, with 5A@12V|
|Power Load||The i7-6700TE CPU draws 50 watts; Allow up to 25 watts per PoE device|
|Dimensions||240 mm (W) x 225 mm (D) x 90 mm (H)|
|Mounting||Wall or Panel Mount Brackets Included; DIN-Rail Mount Bracket Optional|
|Operating Temp.||0 - 70 deg. C as configured; -25 - 70 deg. C optional|
|Storage Temp.||-40 - 85 deg. C|
|Humidity||10 - 90%, non-condensing|
|Vibration||Operating, 5 Grms, 5-500 Hz, 3 Axes (with SSD, according to IEC60068-2-64)|
|Shock||Operating, 50 Grms, Half-sine 11 ms Duration (with SSD, according to IEC60068-2-27)|
|EMC||CE/FCC Class A, according to EN 55022 & EN 55024|
|Lifecycle||CPU is listed on Intel Embedded Roadmap with 7-year life cycle support|
|Operating System||Configured with Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit; Factory has also tested Win 7 32, Win 7 64, Win 8.1 64, OpenSUSE 42.1, Fedora 23, Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and 16.04 LTS, Debian 8.3.|
|CPU Thermal Design Power||15, 25, or 35 W via BIOS setting|
|RJ-45 8P8C Receptacle (Female)||10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet||Qty 6||Four of the six ports support PoE|
|USB Type-A Plug (Female)||USB 2.0/3.0 (up to 5Gbps)||Qty 4|
|USB Type-A Plug (Female)||USB 1.1/2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)||Qty 4|
|USB Type-A Plug (Female)||USB 1.1/2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)||Qty 1||Internal USB port (ideal for software dongle)|