Embedded applications with smaller footprints and lower power requirements, such as SMARC, Qseven, COM Express Compact/Mini and Pico-ITX SBCs, are getting a boost with the launch of Intel’s latest family of Elkhart Lake processors. Replacing the previous generation of Apollo Lake, it not only provides increased processing performance with lower power requirements for industrial IoT applications, but also enables real-time operation by supporting real-time communication and real-time hypervisor technology.
Delivering an impressive increase in performance, while requiring much less power, Intel’s trio of Elkhart Lake processors run on a low-power foundation – Atom, Celeron, and Pentium – to speed up processing multi-threaded workloads by +50% over the previous generation, due to the implementation of New micro-architecture on four cores. For single-threaded applications, high clock rates of up to 3GHz are beneficial and help increase performance by up to +70%. This high processing performance can be taken advantage of in extremely cold and hot environments, with trouble-free operation from -40 to +85°C, which is very important for the industrial sector.