UP Bridge the Gap – a brand of AAEON Europe – announce its latest innovation at Embedded World 2018. Introducing AI Core: the first embedded ultra-compact Artificial Intelligence processing card for Edge computing.
AI Core is powered by an advanced neural computing chip, the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU. With 512 MB onboard DDR memory this mini card module requires very little energy to enable local deep-learning and computing vision algorithms. The module enhances all industrial IoT Edge devices with hardware accelerated deep learning and enhanced machine vision functionality. AAEON Technology is the first IPC manufacturer to address the growing need for Artificial Intelligence on the Edge with dedicated hardware.
Most IT solutions available today are focused on connecting Edge devices to the cloud, and these deployments face challenges related to latency, network bandwidth, reliability, and security. Experts in this field agree that not all the tasks and decision-making processes can be addressed in cloud-only models. AI Core is the solution for cloud limitations by bringing AI performance and hardware acceleration not ‘at’ but ‘ON’ the Edge of the Internet of Things.
AI Core is ideal for object recognition, people recognition in products such as drones, high-end virtual reality headsets, robotics, intelligent home devices, intelligent video surveillance solutions and intelligent retail applications.
AI Core is the perfect companion board of UP Squared, the compact, expandable board powered by Intel N3350/N4200/E3940/E3950 product family. However, its mini-PCIe interface makes AI Core compatible with most industrial computer boards in the market. Using the supported software tools, you can create and train your neural network in the cloud and then run it locally on AI Core.
AI Core is fully compatible with Intel Neural Computing Stick software development kit. Get started and shorten your integration and deployment by using the comprehensive SDK for Myriad 2 that contains API and Toolkit.