The explosive popularity of Generative AI has led to a surge of interest in the development of edge AI systems for use cases ranging from automated defect detection systems that boost quality and reduce waste in factories to smart traffic management solutions that reduce congestion and improve the flow of vehicles in cities.
Designing an edge AI system requires overcoming a significant number of challenges including ensuring data privacy and security, enabling reliable network connectivity for OTA updates and cloud synchronization, and ruggedization for demanding indoor and outdoor environments such as production lines and urban streets. Perhaps the most critical challenge, however, is developing and deploying small footprint AI models on the system that can function effectively within tight constraints of computational power, memory, storage, and energy consumption.
Our strategy with VIA Intelligent Edge Solutions is to equip our customers with the tools they need to meet these challenges by combining a wide choice of reliable and scalable hardware platforms and systems with a rich software stack that makes it easy to develop and deploy small footprint AI models and applications. This helmet detection demonstration provides a simple example of the applications that we are making possible through this approach.
In addition to further enhancing the software stack, we also plan to introduce two new platforms in the second half of the year. The VIA ARTiGO A912 is based on the existing VIA SOM-9X12 module featuring the MediaTek Genio 1200 octa-core processor and is designed for the most demanding industrial, commercial, and consumer edge AI use cases including 4K digital signage, kiosk, and video applications.
The VIA SOM-9X70 is powered by the next-generation Octa-Core MediaTek Genio 700 processor, and comes with dual MIPI DSI display and dual MIPI CSI camera support as well as a raft of I/O and connectivity features.
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