Embedded in Energy technology

Embedded in your success!

Embedded computer technologies for use in energy technology applications require precise process control even under adverse operating conditions, for example when generating renewable energies with an optimum yield from offshore wind turbines or solar parks in deserts.Power control and load management have always been among the most demanding applications in terms of computing power, response times and reliability.

New microgrid challenges

The increase in decentralized power generation makes power distribution management even more complex: Microgrids are created, and virtual grids must be managed. To synchronize several power generators and power consumers, and to manage feeds into the distribution network or microgrid, more and more decentralized control intelligence needs to be integrated. Ultimately, utilities are also benefiting from the IoT trend as it enables them to manage and maintain their assets better, and to offer new services to customers.

Real-time capability

congatec pays special attention to real-time capability during product development. The congatec BIOS/UEFI implementation is of particularly high quality, yielding significantly improved real-time results for OEM customers. By cooperating with OSADL, this real-time capability can be tested over an extremely long time.

Ready for the future with congatec!

Thanks to their perfect scalability, embedded computing boards and modules from congatec can cover the entire requirement range of current smart grid applications. For applications with special demands that cannot be met with standard, off-the-shelf computer technology, congatec also offers a wide choice of hardware and firmware modifications. Everything is possible, from BIOS/UEFI adaptation and individual board assembly to complete platform development.

The performance spectrum ranges from energy-efficient ultra-low power ARM processor technology with passive cooling for IoT gateways, to control room systems with high-end graphics, to rugged high-end x86 multicore edge servers for the management of entire wind farms. For all these tasks, congatec works closely together with customers to develop the solution that’s best for them.

High security inclusive

By providing numerous BIOS/UEFI security options and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support, congatec enables customers to implement a high level of security that is optimized for their specific solution requirements.

Perfectly matching real-time hypervisor support

Hypervisor support from Real-Time Systems makes the embedded computer technologies from congatec even more attractive. It allows multiple operating systems to be installed on a multicore x86 platform without impacting real-time capability. Each sub-application can be implemented with the appropriate operating system – e.g. real-time data acquisition with VxWorks, the user interface with Windows, and a firewall with Linux. Since Real-Time Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of congatec, the distances between the two companies are very short, which gives OEMs a time advantage in support cases and promotes interdisciplinary solutions.

What are your project needs?

Don’t delay – get in touch today! We support you with the latestembedded board and module technologies for your specific smart grid solution. Developed on the basis of the leading PICMG and SGET standards, our solutions offer comprehensive industry-specific driver support and convince through extensive service and support that stretches to full custom design, making integration into your solutions particularly easy.