Machine Learning in edge-device powered by NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™

Predictive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring of Distributed Systems

SYS TEC electronic develops powerful, individual edge devices including the connection of various sensors for the realization of machine learning directly on the edge device - AI on the egde. This enables condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of the systems.

The condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of systems of different ages and from different manufacturers enables an enormous increase in efficiency. Significant cost savings can be achieved through the reduction of downtimes.

Machine Learning needs powerful hardware

Our customer needed a device that was powerful enough for their machine learning application. The AI was to be trained directly on the edge device. By applying the AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the field level, the running costs for data transmission are reduced and at the same time a complete data pool of the individual plant is made available to the AI.

The plant status data required by the AI, such as acceleration, temperature, brightness or air pressure, are recorded by means of sensors. The SYS TEC electronic development team integrated these directly into the device and created the option of connecting further sensors via CAN bus, Bluetooth or Sub-GHz. Ethernet, WiFi and LTE interfaces are available for communication.

The required high computing power within the edge device is provided by the NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ module, which is designed for use in embedded IoT applications. It is plugged as a System on Module (SOM) onto the carrier board developed by SYS TEC electronic.

The training of an artificial intelligence, e.g. with neural networks based on tensor flow, can thus be carried out directly in the field. The resulting intelligent gateway is capable of analyzing the sensor data directly in the field and forwarding it in a preprocessed form. It meets the high customer requirements. The data connection of the device to a central cloud instance can be omitted.

SYS TEC combines many years of experience as an electronics service provider

Our team can draw on many years of experience in the field of electronics development. The hardware and software developers work hand in hand from the conception to the finished prototypes or the readiness for series production of the desired device. Thereby we attach great importance to uncompromising quality of our products and the satisfaction of the customer.

 

Dipl.-Ing. Ronald Sieber, CEO

In addition to hardware development, we provide the customer with a complete package on the software side. Thus, the development engineers of SYS TEC electronic realized the adaptation to the Linux operating system using Yocto and integrated RAUC for the realization of over-the-air updates (OTA) via the communication interfaces.

Python modules are available to the customer for the connection of the sensor drivers to the application software. On individual request, demo programs were also developed to serve as a reference for the customer's implementation of the application software.

The extensive experience of the SYS TEC electronic team also made it possible to solve further challenges in the project. For example, it was necessary to ensure operation under load at an ambient temperature of 60°C and to develop a suitable cooling concept for this purpose.

 

As a full-service electronics provider, we not only take care of the hardware and software development for our customer, but also the subsequent series introduction and assembly services.

The power of NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ on your device

You too can benefit from our many years of expertise in the field of individual electronics development in combination with the powerful computing performance of the NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™. Our consultants and experienced developers will be happy to advise you on custom-fit solutions for your specific challenge.