Embedded PC Solutions can be leveraged in many Transportation applications. Owing to their ruggedness and flexible I/O, what is deployed in one environment is often easily adaptable to another.  Transportation applications can range from solar powered ticket and information kiosk to tracking and remote power train control in all manners of transportation environments from automotive and Avionic to passenger and freight Railway. For traffic management, interlinked Infrastructure is a common goal in urban environments, yet every implementation is as unique as the city in which it is installed, thereby putting the emphasis on rugged SBCs with flexible I/O again.

Railway

From ruggedized mobile Internet routers and into the realm of positive train control, ADL Embedded Solutions deliver the reliability and security demanded by rugged railway applications. Secure communications and control in parallel with unbridled wireless Internet access is common in passenger markets where each railcar is a potential node on the overall network. SBCs such as the ADLQM87PC have been deployed for both networking and positive train control (PTC) applications while lower power boards such as the ADLE3800PC have been used for deadman switch systems. One of the keys to robust railway applications are SBCs that support Isolated Serial Communications, Isolated Digital and Analog I/O and Isolated Power Supplies complete the Railway Toolkit.

Aeronautical systems

Multifunction avionics systems for radio control, navigation and weather monitoring reduce clutter, allowing an air crew to remain attuned to critical needs.

Automated payload electronics can be tasked with high-value operations that handle sensitive or critical data. The ADLQM67PC and ADLQM87PC platform enables predictive analysis capabilities to in-flight weather radar systems, providing the benefit of a trained meteorologist to the flight deck without adding another seat. Older systems with PCI legacy requirements can take advantage of existing hardware with the ADLGS45PC PCI/104-Express SBC or the ADLPCIe-PCI bridge card – that upgrades new PCIe/104 platforms to PCI/104-Express based SBCs featuring up to 4 legacy 32bit PCI devices with using latest CPU technology.

The ADLQM87PC brings advanced vector processing with Intel AVX 2.0 instructions and reduces the need for specialized DSP hardware by bringing many post-acquisition processes like Doppler analysis and FFT to the high performance 256bit ring bus without the added latency of an off-board DSP peripheral.

Automotive fleet management

From basic geo-location to precision driver profiling, automotive fleets consume embedded systems in increasing numbers. Intelligent vehicles that record and recall complete service and maintenance histories and historical operational logs require larger-than-handheld advanced systems.

From basic geo-location to precision driver profiling, automotive fleets consume embedded systems in increasing numbers. Intelligent vehicles that record and recall complete service and maintenance histories and historical operational logs require larger-than-handheld advanced systems. The embedded ADLE3800PC platform’s power can be harnessed to monitor and record GPS or GSM/GPRS waypoint data in parallel with specialized environmental sensors that are synchronized with live CAN bus data gathered during vehicle operation.

Traffic control management

The ADLE3800PC SBCs can enable interlinked traffic monitoring and control systems that share data to maximize the potential of road networks. These Atom SBCs are also targeted at License Plate Recognition (LPR) which may replace RFID payment systems for toll-ways and bridges in the future. The ADL855PC has been deployed for LPR with police departments in the US and Canada which are using LPR for real-time recognition of suspect vehicles and vehicle registration violations.

Systems integration

ADL Embedded Solutions is well versed at not only defining SBC and peripheral expansion board solutions for most applications, but also designing, creating and integrating custom enclosures to meet both low and high IP requirements for extended temperature and rugged environments.