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New Thermal Solution Empowers Ultrasound Devices

2015/08/31
New Thermal Solution Empowers Ultrasound Devices

Introduction

In the medical field, Ultrasound requires high-speed board design based on multi-bus signal acquisition channels, signal acquisition and has to comply with many rules in medical field. Especially device must work at a normal temperature to provide a stable operation.

Application Requirements and Challenges

Medical device requires high-performance boards which causes the heat dissipation problem easily. This problem develops when a high performance CPU generates massive heat. Also, in order to support high definition image output, an integrated GPU design while consuming low power is required. Because of various requirements, there are some challenges that customers suffer from:

1. Constraints in airflow of the medical device enclosure that requires complicated design.

2. Using max graphic performance of the CPU/GPU results in max TDP is used and needs to be dissipated

3. Difficult to achieve cost effective and reliable solution

4. Scalability of performance and easy maintenance are key issues.

Advantech Solution and Benefits

Based on Intel the third-generation Core i series CPU, Advantech  SOM-5892  module based on a COM Express Basic, Type 6 form factor can provide high-performance signal processing power and fully meets the design requirements of  Ultrasound devices SOM-5892 has high processing performance and rich expansion interface features which help designers to achieve flexible Ultrasound devices design requirements.

1. Platform-leading performance:

SOM-5892 module is based on Intel Ivy Bridge platform, significant performance boost over the previous generation of processing speed.

2. Dynamic Heat Conduction System:

ü   Dynamic heat conduction system is built-in SOM-5892.

ü   100% mates CPU delivers better heat transfer performance.

ü   Delivers better thermal conductivity coefficient

3. Powerful graphics engine:

Support hardware encoding / decoding, HD video acceleration, covers a variety of display interface --HDMI / DVI / Display Port, support ultra-high-resolution image B output, even small lesions graphics can easily be discovered , thus greatly improving the accuracy of diagnosis; also support three independent displays.