Embedded systems and device developing company MicroSys partners with one of the leading AI chip manufacturing firms, Hailo, to develop a high-performance, embedded artificial intelligence platform.
The product name Miriac AIP-LX2160A is a platform designed by both companies that can host up to five integrated Hailo 8 Artificial Intelligence Accelerator modules. The newly showcased product provides a high bandwidth and power-efficient solution at the edge, which would benefit multiple applications used in various industries, including automobile, heavy machinery, and many others.
Miriac features NXP® QorIQ Layerscape® LX2160A high-throughput processor technology that increases its performance and deep learning capabilities exponentially by providing a speed of up to 130 tera-operations per second (TOPS).
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Managing Director of MicroSys Electronics, Sophia Schindler, said, “Hailo’s AI processor allows edge devices to run full-scale deep learning applications more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably while significantly lowering costs. In combination with our NXP processor-based platforms, our customers get one of the most powerful AI solutions that can be developed for edge applications.”
She further added that this strategic partnership between the two companies would allow their customers to enjoy the benefits of artificial intelligence and neural networks to the fullest.
The newly developed platform has been tested on multiple standard NN benchmarks, including Resent-50, Mobilenet V1-SSD, YOLOv5m, and displayed exceptional results. The new application-ready bundle will be mainly used for collaborative robotics, predictive maintenance, video surveillance with distributed cameras, and many more.
Co-founder and CEO of Hailo, Orr Danon, said, “This collaboration strengthens our position in the edge computing sector, enabling us to further address the rapidly growing market seeking embedded edge platforms with robust AI capabilities.”
He also mentioned that Hailo would continue to work together with MicroSys to develop industry-leading edge computation solutions for a wide range of automotive and industrial automation applications.