Murata announces that it has created what is claimed to be the world’s smallest AI module in partnership with Google – the Coral Accelerator Module. This custom-designed module packages Google’s Edge TPU ASIC within a miniaturised footprint. The solution overcomes a number of the most pressing challenges in implementing AI solutions by providing superior noise suppression and simplifying PCB design in a smaller footprint. Miniaturisation is important as all board space must be optimised to deliver highly robust functionality in space constrained operations. The result of this collaboration is a solution that expedites the algorithmic calculations needed to execute AI.
“The Coral Accelerator Module is a brilliant offering, and Murata delivers an important building block for the AI Edge ecosystem. This module is a game-changer in enabling the next generation of intelligent devices. The trust Google placed in our technology, process, and material leadership speaks volumes about the robustness of Murata’s Multi-Chip Module process,” stated Sean Kim of Murata’s Connectivity product marketing group.
“Coral enables new applications of on-device AI across many industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to agriculture. Working with Murata to make the Coral Accelerator Module – with Google Edge TPU – available in a robust, solderable, and easy-to-integrate package means that more customers can include Coral intelligence inside their products in more environments,” said Vikram Tank, product manager for Coral.