Speeds up time-to-market for smart camera, signage, kiosk, and robotics systems and devices optimized for video AI applicationsTaipei, Taiwan, May 10, 2018 – VIA Technologies, Inc., today announced the launch of the VIA Edge AI Developer Kit, a highly-integrated package powered that simplifies the design, testing, and deployment of intelligent Edge AI systems and devices. The kit combines the VIA SOM-9X20 SOM Module and SOMDB2 Carrier Board with a 13MP camera module that is optimized for intelligent real-time video capture, processing, and edge analysis. Edge AI application development is enabled by an Android 8.0 BSP. A Linux BSP based on Yocto 2.0.3 is set to be released in June this year. “The VIA Edge AI Developer Kit reduces the cost and complexity of designing, testing, and deploying next-generation Edge AI systems and devices,” said Richard Brown, Vice-President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “By bringing together the core hardware and software components into a single package, the kit is primed for the development and optimization of video AI applications such as facial recognition and object detection for a myriad of smart camera, smart signage, interactive kiosk, and intelligent robotics systems and devices.”
Availability and PricingThe VIA Edge AI Developer Kit is available in two configurations from the VIA Embedded online store at:
- VIA SOM-9X20 SOM Module and SOMDB2 Carrier Board with 13MP CMOS Camera Module (COB 1/3.06” 4224×3136 pixels): US$629 plus shipping
- VIA SOM-9X20 SOM Module and SOMDB2 Carrier Board: US$569 plus shipping
- Optional 10.1” MIPI LCD touch panel: US$179 plus shipping.