UP AI CORE X

by UP

Neural network accelerator for AI on the edge. Up to four trillion ops/sec with just a few watts.

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$94

AI CORE X

This edge computing module is powered by the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X and comes in a MiniCard/mPCIe form factor.


$94

AI CORE XM

This edge computing module is powered by the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X and comes in your choice of M.2 form factors. The largest version has two Myriad X SoCs instead of one.


$259

Vision Plus X

Only if you have a UP Core Plus board already. AI Vision Plus X carrier board is a powerful video accelarator for you, it is powered by 3x Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU)


$548

Vision Plus X Kit

UP Core Plus board with Intel x7-E3950 SoC .8G memory 64G eMMC.Rev.1.0 , with Ubuntu image preload including OpenVINO & Intel System Studio+ AI Vision Plus X carrier board powered by 3x Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU)


$679

PPE Starter Kit

This starter kit has everything you need to quickly set up an automated system for identifying and monitoring workers wearing personal protection equipment (PPE). The system includes an UP AI CORE X embedded within an UP Squared fanless PC (Intel Atom X7-E3950 SoC, 8 GB memory, 64 GB eMMC, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), an UP USB 3.0 HD camera with 3.6 mm lens, a power supply, and a one-year subscription to Cortexica's PPE Monitoring software.


$679

Retail Starter Kit

This starter kit has everything you need to quickly set up an automated system for identifying and monitoring retail settings for customer identity, behavior, and demographics in a GDPR-compliant way. The system includes an UP AI CORE X embedded within an UP Squared fanless PC (Intel Atom X7-E3950 SoC, 8 GB memory, 64 GB eMMC, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), an UP USB 3.0 HD camera with 3.6 mm lens, a power supply, and a one-year subscription to AIM2's Retail Suite software.

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"ncluyendo un chip de última generación, estos aceleradores para redes neuronales están pensados para un amplio uso en campos como el retail, la seguridad, la industria o tráfico."

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.

Step Out of the Rain

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.

  • Dedicated neural compute engine
    • on-device deep neural networks and computer vision
  • High performance
    • 10X performance compared to previous generation
  • Low power
    • 1 TOPS @ 3 Watt TDP per Movidius™ Myriad™ X 2485
  • Ready for field deployment
    • MiniCard/mPCIe
    • M.2 2230, 2242, 2280
  • Industry-standard software tools

Neural Compute Engine

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.

Easily Embeddable

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.

Features & Specifications

Common to All Models

Chipset Movidius™ Myriad™ X 2485
Onboard memory 4 Gbits LPDDR4
Extras GPIO reset
Shipping Free worldwide shipping

Variations Between Models

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
Price $94* $94* $94* $144* $259*

*Includes free worldwide shipping

AI CORE X

AI CORE X

AI CORE XM

AI CORE XM M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2280

Vision Plus X

Vision Plus X

Development Kits

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.

UP Squared AI Edge: Retail Suite by AIM2 (Retail Starter Kit)

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

What is in the box?
  • UP Squared x7-E3950 8GB RAM/64GB eMMC system with WiFi( 2T2R)+ Bluetooth enabled x1
  • UP USB3.0 camera with 3.6mm lens x1
  • UP AI Core X x 1
  • Power supply x1
  • EU power cord x1 , US power cord x1
  • 1-year subscription of Retail Suite by AIM2

UP Squared AI Edge –Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by Cortexica

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

What is in the box?
  • UP Squared x7-E3950 8GB RAM/64GB eMMC system with WiFi( 2T2R)+ Bluetooth enabled x1
  • UP USB3.0 camera with 3.6mm lens x1
  • UP AI Core X x 1
  • Power supply x1
  • EU power cord x1 , US power cord x1
  • 1-year subscription of Personal Protective Equipment Monitoring by Crotexica

Application Scenarios

  • Retail
    • Automated checkout
    • Stock management and tracking
    • Automated inventory management
    • Customer flow and hot-zone maps
    • Customer recognition and loyalty program
  • Security
    • Unattended bagage detection
    • Fall recognition
    • Aggressive behavior detection
    • Personal protective equipment detection
    • Break-in attempt detection
    • Unauthorized entrance detection
    • Suspicious person detection
    • Blacklisted license plates detection
  • Industrial
    • Construction site safety monitoring
    • Production line quality assurance
    • Material detection and sorting
    • Object detection
  • Urban Planning
    • Traffic congestion detection
    • Traffic light management
    • Parking garage safety
    • Public transportation planning
    • Environmental quality control

Myriad X vs Myriad 2

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)

Manufacturing Plan

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.

Shipping & Fulfillment

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.

Risks & Challenges

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.


Credits

UP

UP is a brand owned by AAEON Europe, which is one of the ASUS group's associated companies. In order to differentiate the market and fit in a different business model, we decided to have an UP garage team. The team aims to provide an embedded product, including hardware and software, to both professional makers and industrial markets. Today we have more than 5,000 users at UP Community and 7,000 shoppers at UP Shop.


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