Partners offer out-of-the-box, full-scale edge AI solutions

15-11-2021 | | New Technologies

The joint, complete edge AI solution combines Variscite's i.MX 8 platforms with Hailo's Mini PCIe AI module to allow enterprises to run full-scale DL-based applications more efficiently and sustainably while notably lowering costs.

Variscite's DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS are based on NXP's i.MX 8M Plus SoC with integrated AI capabilities up to 2.3TOPS. These products, together with the Hailo-8TM AI processor, provides up to 26TOPS and dramatically outperforms other AI edge processors in the market, producing high-performance, scalable edge AI solutions for industries. These include Industry 4.0, smart retail, smart cities, automotive and more. Furthermore, Hailo's AI accelerator modules can be installed on further Variscite SoM platforms, including processors from the i.MX 8 series that has no integrated AI engine, such as the i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Mini.

"Our joint partnership with leading AI company such as Hailo allows us to expand access to AI and deep learning at the edge to a wider range of customers and applications while upgrading our product offering with a higher-performance solution", said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales at Variscite."We are excited to offer our customers advanced AI at the edge solutions, enabling them to power applications across the various industries they are in with a more scalable and higher performance solution".

Their SoMs, integrated with Hailo's mPCIe AI module and with the compatible Basler camera, provide 30FPS while running YOLOv5m in FHD resolution with minimal power consumption.

"Our partnership with leading SoM vendor Variscite brings the performance capabilities of customers' edge devices to a new level", said Liran Bar, VP Business Development of Hailo. "This joint solution significantly boosts the AI capabilities for anyone using Variscite's System on Modules, enabling a broader range of deep learning-based applications in industries across the board. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Variscite to help bolster the power of edge devices everywhere."

The Hailo-8 Mini PCIe AI acceleration module is completely integrated with Variscite's i.MX 8 platforms, giving customers state-of-the-art AI capabilities combined directly into their connected edge devices.