Funding ends on Nov 09, 2018 at 03:59 PM PST (11:59 PM UTC)
UP AI CORE X is a complete product line of neural network accelerators for edge devices. Whether the automation you are creating is for identifying and tallying items in a shopping cart, alerting airport security to unattended luggage, or monitoring traffic congestion ahead of an autonomous vehicle, the AI CORE X let’s you embed the real-time computational power you need directly where you need it.
Cloud computing is great for many things, but not for real-time edge applications with tight latency, bandwidth, security, and reliability constraints. Sometimes, the only solution is to co-locate the processing of data with the collection of data. This means no cloud computing. Thankfully, the skies are clearing. With up to four trillion operations per second (TOPS) and a Neural Compute Engine capable of delivering up to one TOPS, all with just a few watts of power, AI CORE X is perfect for doing the heavy lifting in any edge application.
The AI CORE X is powered by the recently released Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X, a third-generation vision processing unit (VPU) that is the first in its class to include a Neural Compute Engine – a dedicated hardware accelerator for deep neural networks, trainable with industry-standard tools.
AI CORE X is available with one or two Myriad X chips in a variety of form factors. With your choice of MiniCard/mPCIe, M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2280, or a custom form factor, embedding deep learning capabilities has never been easier.
|Chipset||Movidius™ Myriad™ X 2485|
|Onboard memory||4 Gbits LPDDR4|
|Shipping||Free worldwide shipping|
|AI Core X||AI Core XM 2230||AI Core XM 2242||AI Core XM 2280||AI Vision Plus X|
|Form Factor||mPCIe||M.2 2230 E key||M.2 2242 B+M key||M.2 2280 M+B key||credit-card-sized|
|Myriad X SoCs||1||1||1||2||3|
|Dimensions||51 x 30 mm||22 x 30 mm||24 x 42 mm||22 x 80 mm||90 x 56.5 mm|
|Thermal||Fan-less heatsink||Fan-less heatsink||Fan-less heatsink||Heatsink with active fan||Heatsink with active fan|
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AI CORE X
AI CORE XM M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2280
Vision Plus X
It takes more than hardware to deliver an AI project, and working with our partners who are pioneers in deep learning, we are able to develop algorithms that address different scenarios within different industry sectors.
By choosing UP AI Edge, you get more than just a hardware platform. The whole ecosystem is at your service, helping you to achieve your goals.
Working in partnership with AIM2 and Cortexica, our AI Development Kits assist both retailers, health and safety professionals develop proof of concepts along with full blown AI applications ready for live deployment.
Once your application or proof of concept is ready for deployment, AIM2 offers a professional version* of the UP board, UP Squared, and UP Core. With Neural Homogeneous Identities (NHI) enabled, MQTT connector and can accept more than 2000 identities
If you are ready to introduce AI into your workplace for PPE compliance, Cortexica’s team of experts will identifying a set of requirements for a custom solution.
*It is also possible to upgrade your Retail Suite with AIM2 to a professional version after your deployment.
Real-time video analysis on the edge. Extracting: Person of Interest, demographics, engagement, identities, behavior, brands for retail AI management. GDPR compliant. No video stream transmitted and no video frames or pictures saved on devices. API layer to provide an easy integration path with third-party solutions 6 Identifies, 6 pre-set logo recognition Made for Proof of Concept
Real-time video analysis with advanced algorithms and machine learning to ensure employees are wearing the correct PPE for their working environment. REST API receives an image over HTTP together with a JSON specifying optional parameters Detection of “Personal Protective Equipment”, “Face”, “Person”, and “Body parts”. Accepting up to 10 requests before it times out for 180 seconds Made for Proof of Concept
The Myriad X chip used on the AI CORE X is the successor to the Myriad 2 chip.
|Myriad 2||Myriad X|
|Compute Capacity||>1 TOPS||>4 TOPS|
|Vector Processors||12x SHAVE Processors||16x SHAVE Processors|
|CPUs||2x LEON4 cores (RISC; SPARC V8)||2x LEON4 cores (RISC; SPARC V8)|
|On-chip Accelerators||~20 image/vision processing accelerators||20+ image/vision processing accelerators, Neural Compute Engine (DNN accelerator)|
|Neural Network Capability||1st Gen DNN Support (Up to 100 GFLOPS)||Neural Compute Engine (Up to 1 TOPS)|
|On-chip Memory and Bandwidth||2 MB (400 GB/sec)||2.5 MB (450 GB/sec)|
|Video||VGA, 720p, 1080p, H.264 (software encoder)||M/JPEG 4K at 60 Hz encoder, H.264/H.265 4K at 30 Hz encoder|
|Process||28 nm HPC+/HPC/HPM (TSMC)||16 nm FFC (TSMC)|
UP is a brand owned by AAEON Europe, which is one of the ASUS group’s associated companies. In the past, we’ve successfully manufactured and delivered products very similar to the AI CORE X, including its predecessor UP products. Production of AI CORE X will be carried out at our AAEON Technology headquarters in Taiwan, which has produced UP board, UP Squared, UP Core, UP Core Plus, and UP AI Edge for us. We are confident in the mass manufacturing process once the design is finalized.
Free worldwide shipping is included with all orders. All shipments will be dispatched from AAEON Europe in the the Netherlands. Tracking numbers will be provided with all shipments. See The Crowd Supply Guide for more information about ordering, paying, and shipping.
All the products from this Crowd Supply campaign will be available at UP Shop once the campaign ends. There is an UP Marketplace at UP Shop where we welcome everyone to sell their hardware, software, or market-ready solutions powered by UP.
We have been working with the Intel Movidius chips since the Myriad 2 generation, and we have accumulated a lot of experience with their different hardware design options. We already have a couple of engineering samples in mPCIe and M.2 2280 form factors, and we should be able to quickly complete the remaining AI CORE X hardware design.
The AI CORE X design will benefit greatly from what we learned from working with the Myriad 2, especially when it comes to the thermal design. The chip itself consumes 3 watts of power, and we have to give it a proper heatsink to dissipate the heat and avoid throttling. That’s why we decided to include an active fan on the AI CORE XM2 2280 and Vision Plus X. We believe we are going to spend some time in thermal optimization in this project.
The development software is also a key. Intel will upgrade its OpenVINO toolkit to support Myriad X and UP team is working closely with Intel to fully test our platform with their software. The release date of the updated OpenVINO toolkit will also impact the release date of AI Core X series.