AAEON and Hailo Partner to Enable Next-Generation AI Applications at the Edge
- February 17, 2022
- AAEON Electronics, Inc.
AAEON’s latest UP Bridge the Gap platforms are now compatible with the Hailo-8 AI module, delivering unprecedented AI performance for cutting-edge devices across all industries.
February 16, 2022 – UP Bridge the Gap, a brand of AAEON – a leading manufacturer of AI Edge hardware solutions – is pleased to announce a partnership with Hailo, a leading manufacturer of artificial intelligence (AI) chips, to meet growing demands for next generation AI applications at the edge. The last Bridging the gap the platforms are compatible with Hailo’s Hailo-8 M.2 AI acceleration module, delivering unprecedented AI performance with best-in-class power efficiency.
Edge computing requires increasingly intensive workloads for computer vision and other artificial intelligence tasks, making it increasingly important to move Deep Learning workloads from the cloud to the edge . Running AI applications at the edge ensures real-time inference, data privacy and low latency for smart city, smart retail, industry 4.0 and many other applications on various markets.
Bridging the gap Edge platforms combine the latest Intel processors with the Hailo-8 AI module to increase on-device inference and execution speed of AI models. Reallocating computing resources from CPU/GPU AI-based tasks to the Hailo-8 Neural Processing Unit (NPU) provides greater flexibility and possibilities for edge computing applications.
The Hailo-8 M.2 AI module delivers 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at a record average rate of 2.5 watts. This means developers can run sophisticated deep learning and computer vision applications at the edge while keeping power consumption to an absolute minimum.
“This partnership with Hailo further benefits our customers with their growing demand for AI applications that run quickly and efficiently at the edge,” said Owen Wei, Business Development Manager at AAEON. “AAEON is committed to providing its customers with exceptional computing performance for their daily business needs. Hailo is helping us strengthen our offering while enabling an edge-powered future. »
“Companies need more powerful, versatile, responsive and secure solutions. AI at the edge is key to meeting these demands,” said Liran Bar, vice president of business development at Hailo. “We are proud to work with AAEON to enable a new era of edge computing, while bringing unrivaled edge computing solutions to customers across all industries.”
The last Bridging the gap platforms are compatible with Hailo-8 M.2 2280 B+M key AI module. These compact edge computing devices have impressive industrial features ranging from energy efficiency to high performance.
Starting with the UP Squared Pro, which is based on the Intel Atom E3900 series (formerly Apollo Lake), developers get power-efficient performance in a budget device. The processors can reach speeds of up to 2.5 GHz. UP Squared Pro supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory and offers up to 64GB of eMMC storage.
With the same compact form factor as the UP Squared Pro, the recently released UP Squared 6000 is based on the latest Intel Atom x6000E (formerly Elkhart Lake) series. UP Squared 6000 is also an impressive low-power rig, but it delivers up to 1.7x better compute performance and twice the performance for 3D graphics than UP Squared Pro. UP Squared 6000 has a range of processor options, so it can reach speeds from 1.90 GHz to 3 GHz. UP Squared 6000 is available with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 64 GB of eMMC storage.
Developers looking for exceptional computing performance should opt for the UP Xtreme i11. With the 11and A generation of Intel Core processors (formerly Tiger Lake), the UP Xtreme i11 can clock up to 4.4 GHz with only 28 watts TDP and 15 watts cTDP. It supports up to 64 GB with two slots for DDR4 SO-DIMM memory and offers a slot for a SATA III drive or an NVMe drive.
The Hailo-8 M.2 AI Accelerator Module is now available for purchase as an add-on with UP Squared Pro, UP Squared 6000 and UP Xtreme i11. For more information on Hailo AI module configuration with UP platforms and other related documents, visit Bridging the gap on Github.
About AAEON and UP Bridge the Gap
Founded in 1992, AAEON is a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continuous innovation as a core value, AAEON provides high-quality and reliable computing platforms, including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, AI Edge embedded systems, uCPE network devices and LoRaWAN solutions. /WWAN.
UP Bridge the Gap is a brand founded by AAEON Technology Europe in 2015. The UP team aims to bring innovation in technology, business models and integrated solutions. The UP team collaborates with market leaders in different verticals to develop integrated solutions and create a large online community to work closely with developers.
Hailo, an Israel-based AI-focused chipmaker, has developed a specialized AI processor that brings data center-class computer performance to edge devices. Hailo’s processor is the product of a redesign of traditional computing architecture, enabling smart devices to perform sophisticated deep learning tasks such as real-time object detection and segmentation, with power consumption energy, minimum size and cost. The processor is designed to integrate into a host of smart machines and devices, impacting a variety of sectors including automotive, Industry 4.0, smart cities, smart homes and retail.
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