New RBX-I2000 Robot Controller Makes Real-Time, Pin-Point Accuracy Possible for the Industry 4.0 era

Published  August 29, 2022   0
L Lakshita
RBX-I2000 Robot Controller

AAEON has introduced its first autonomous robot controller RBX-I2000 which utilizes hardware-integrated time synchronization to obtain a substantial improvement on existing outdoor autonomous mobile robot technology. Powering its sophisticated mechanism is the 11th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron Processor SoC, which boasts 4 cores and 8 threads for accurate algorithmic processing. Such an advanced processing unit means the RBX-I2000 is equipped with the power necessary for hardware-based time synchronization, which is channeled via an I/O featuring four 1PPS and ToD output ports to improve sensor fusion on two connectors.

Its 4-channel sync ports enhance connectivity options and facilitate multiple sensor synchronization, with each port supporting two channels of 9600bps and 115200bps. As a result, the combination of T-BOX time synchronization and built-in Xsens MTi-670 9-axis IMU support allows the RBX-I2000 to use Movella Xsens RTK to produce centimeter-level positional data. By moving away from solely software-based time synchronization, the RBX-I2000’s latency is reduced from the standard 100 ~ 200 microseconds to approximately 20 nanoseconds.

Key Features

  • 11th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron Processor SoC

  • Max. up to 64G DDR4 3200MHz dual channel memory, non-ECC type

  • Support M.2 M key PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe SSD, max. up to 2TB capacity

  • One M.2 E key for Wi-Fi/BT module card

  • One mini PCIe slot for PEAK CANbus module card

  • Four-channel 1pps + GPS data for LIDAR, Xsens and another robot sensor

  • Comprehensive interface of Ethernet, USB, RS-232/485, extend power output, GPIO

  • Integrated 2/3D LIDAR SLAM script

  • Build-in BMI160 6-axis IMU

  • Operating temp range is from 0˚C to 50˚C