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IIoT Gateways & Edge Appliances

Cybersecure Edge Processing Ideal for Complementing the Cloud

Overview

Smart infrastructure is key for adaptable industrial solutions that can grow with the applications and that allow automation at the optimal location in a factory. One key element is to enable the acquisition of data for automation in real-time virtually everywhere without flooding the infrastructure with unnecessary information.

Because Gateways deal with information from many sources both the port scalability and the capability to manage high amounts of data is important. With the programmability that adapts the port count and with the heterogenous architecture that enables the right mix of optimized processors for your task, Xilinx Adaptive SOCs are an ideal choice. And with all the data within reach it's also a good place for decision making for which Machine Learning can be used.

Gateways are also key for a good security concept. Using an adaptive SOC as the HW Root of Trust for a trusted chain is essential. The in-field upgrade for a solid lifecycle management is another step that contributes to a cybersecurity concept that keeps the product current for many years.

Here's a subset of Xilinx capabilities:

  • Scalable connectivity with Industrial Ethernet and TSN in Programmable Logic
  • Compliance for IEC 62443 cybersecurity, including secure and measured boot with remote attestation, secure cloud enrollment, communications and update
  • Distributed Machine Learning using container technology from cloud to edge over wired or wireless network

Also, architectures with separate MCUs can be supported through connectivity via PCIe.

Design Examples Description Device Support

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Gateway with Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

  • Up to quad core Arm-based Processing System for Network Interface, Cybersecurity Stacks and control plane applications.
  • Programmable Logic for Industrial Ethernet communication including TSN and translator functions for wireless transport, cryptographic Offloading Functions, and xNN inference engines.

Zynq UltraScale+ CG, EG, EV MPSoC

Zynq-7000 and Zynq-7000S Adaptive SoC

Versal AI Edge, Versal AI Core

Xilinx Kria SOM on custom carrier boards


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PCIe connected Gateway with custom logic

  • PCIe connection to x86 Processor(s) through built-in hard-coded PCIe interface IP
  • Arm Processing System for communication protocols, IoT data processing and dynamic accelerator Management
  • Built-in ADCs for data acquisition
  • Up to four Ethernet MACs that can be extended with further MACs in Programmable Logic.
  • Industrial Ethernet communication, cryptographic offloading functions, Real-time Sensor Fusion and interfaces to optical sensors, database acceleration, xNN inference engine, reconfigurable accelerator blocks

Zynq UltraScale+ CG, EG, EV MPSoC

Zynq-7000 and Zynq-7000S Adaptive SoC

Documentation
Solutions Stack
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Some Industrial IoT products need all elements of the Xilinx IIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The Xilinx IIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized Xilinx and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a Xilinx-based Industrial IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the Xilinx IIoT Solutions stack.