Global agreement enables distribution of embedded edge computing solutions

26-03-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Design Applications

Mouser has signed a global distribution agreement with krtkl inc. ('critical'), who provide of high-performance, low-power embedded hardware and software for edge computing applications extending from mechatronics and automation to computer vision and remote sensing. With the agreement, the company stocks three krtkl products, including its embedded platform, snickerdoodle. The snickerdoodle black SoM is a prototype-to-production platform for building high-integrity IoT products. Built on a Xilinx Zynq-7020 SoC and a Texas Instruments WiLink 8 wireless module, snickerdoodle is intended to make high-performance, power-efficient computing and AI at the network edge practical, affordable and scalable. The 2” × 3.5” (50.8mm x 88.9mm) board offers a Zynq SoC with two 866 MHz Arm Cortex-A9 cores and a 1.3M gate Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, 1GByte of LPDDR2 RAM, 125 reconfigurable FPGA inputs/outputs (I/O), and 55 additional I/O pins. Snickerdoodle supports Ubuntu Linux, Python, PYNQ, C/C++, and bare metal out of the box. Every snickerdoodle black incorporates an adhesive-backed copper heat sink. breakyBreaky is a snickerdoodle breakout baseboard that allows engineers to reach the full snickerdoodle pinout via 0.1” (2.54 mm) headers. piSmasher is an SBC snickerdoodle baseboard for audio/video processing, edge AI, networking, and general computing applications. Further, piSmasher has four High-Speed USB 2.0 Type-A Host receptacles and a dedicated 96kHz stereo audio codec with colour-coded 3.5 mm jacks for line-in, line-out, and headset (stereo audio, mono microphone), and gives access to 25 of snickerdoodle’s reconfigurable FPGA I/O. The 3.5” × 5.66” (88.9mm x 143.8mm) board also has an I2C identification and configuration EEPROM, 14-pin Xilinx JTAG header, DC power jack, and four adhesive-backed locking PCB supports.

By Craig Dyball