Coral System on Module is a fully-integrated Linux system for accelerated Machine Learning inferencing to be integrated into existing hardware with three 100-pin connectors. The SoM is available now from Mouser. The SoM comprises the NXP iMX8M SoC, eMMC memory, LPDDR4 RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the Google Edge TPU Coprocessor for acceleration.
The Edge TPU Coprocessor can execute state-of-the-art mobile vision models such as MobileNet v2 at 400 FPS in power-efficient manner. It can perform four trillion operations (tera-operations) per second (TOPS), using 0.5W for each TOPS (2 TOPS per watt). This on-device processing decreases latency, increases data privacy, and eliminates the requirement for a high-bandwidth connection for cloud performance. Models are built using TensorFlow.
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