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Eta Compute Introduces a New Low Power AI Vision Board

Computer VisionEta Compute announced a new integrated ECM3532 AI Vision Board, the lowest power embedded vision board available.

Adam Benzion

March 10, 2021

    Eta Compute has announced its integrated ECM3532 AI Vision Board, the lowest power embedded vision board that helps developers accelerate time to market. The board makes it possible to deploy vision applications that last for months on a single battery. 

    This new tiny development board is packing real power, featuring the ECM3532 TENSAI SoC with a Cortex-M3 microcontroller and a separate CoolFlux DSP to speed up machine learning operations. The board includes a camera, a microphone, and a six-axis accelerometer/gyroscope. The ECM3532 SoC on the development board supports Continuous Voltage Frequency Scaling, which allows the clock rate and voltage to be scaled at runtime to maximize energy efficiency, to run ultra-low power machine learning algorithms. This board is fully supported by Edge Impulse and you'll be able to sample raw data, build models, and deploy trained machine learning models directly from the Studio. The AI Sensor is available for $65 from Digi-Key.

    The Eta Compute ECM3532 AI Vision Board’s small form factor (1.5”x1.5”), embedded battery, and low-power IoT/Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity make it ideal for prototyping, field testing, and deployment of AI embedded vision applications. Its ultra-low-power operation eliminates barriers with traditional, tethered solutions or boards that have extremely limited battery life and high-power consumption. The board is equipped with three sensors (ambient light, microphone, accelerometer/gyroscope), a low-power Himax HM0360 camera, and an expansion connector. The AI Vision Board is the second in a growing family of boards, modules, and systems designed by Eta Compute.

    As mentioned above, the ECM3532 AI Vision Board is supported by our machine learning development platform for fast neural network development, making the design of energy-efficient vision endpoints seamless. We also collaborated with Eta Compute to integrate their TENSAI Flow software, optimizing the design flow for unmatched efficiency in embedded AI design for the next generation of intelligent devices. 

    Want to learn more? Join our technical webinar on March 31st for a demonstration of the AI Vision Board using Edge Impulse. Register now! 

    The ECM3532 AI Vision Board is now available and can be ordered from Digi-Key or from the Eta Compute website. For a limited time through the end of March 2021, Eta Compute is offering a 50% discount.

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