EdgeReady smart HMI solution for IoT/IIoT and smart apps

15-09-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now stocks the NXP Semiconductors SLN-TLHMI-IOT EdgeReady Smart HMI solution. Incorporating advanced graphics capabilities, hands-free far-field voice control and NXP's cutting-edge vision processing technology for face and gesture recognition, the solution is a 32-bit embedded evaluation board that uses the power of the company's i.MX RT117H crossover MCU as part of a complete SMHMI solution. The crossover MCU performs all face and gesture recognition and voice control completely offline, helping to eradicate engineer concerns about utilising the cloud because of privacy and latency issues. This plug-and-play solution includes fully integrated turnkey software, hardware reference designs, demo use cases and the company's one-stop-shop support to minimise time to market, lower risk, and maximise development efforts.

The solution features an Arm Cortex-M7 core, operating at up to 1 GHz, and a power-efficient Cortex-M4 core, running at up to 400 MHz. This dual-core architecture packs plenty of performance and real-time response for edge ML and HMI multitasking, and the MCU is licensed to run the company's face/gesture recognition, audio front-end and ML speech engine libraries. Whether the user wants to incorporate ML, vision for face and gesture recognition, AFE-integrated far-field voice control, or a 2D GUI, the i.MX RT117H and software framework can enable designers to mix and match functions to fit their application best and help simplify overall system design. Combining the software framework, turnkey vision/voice algorithms, graphics display UI capabilities, memory resources (including 2 MB on-chip SRAM) and robust set of on-chip peripherals, this solution enables designers' complete flexibility to define and customise their applications for different SMHMI use cases.

Apart from the crossover MCU capabilities and functionality, other notable development features on the solution include an optional 720P RBG or VGA IR image sensor, a 5.5" 720P MIPI LCD, Voice seeker AFE, microphone driver and audio capture capabilities (including an MQS driver and audio playback), camera drivers, image capture and pre-processing, built-in security, bootloader and application validation, an IR, RGB and two white LEDs, PIR sensor, and all the essential wireless drivers, including Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi.

The SLN-TLHMI-IOT also includes three plug-and-play out-of-the-box demo use cases (a Coffee Machine, Elevator and Smart Home Panel). The company's MCUXpresso IDE also supports the board. Target applications include smart appliances, IoT and remote conference systems.


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