ADLink Launches Vizi-AI Development Starter Kit for Industrial Machine Vision & Artificial Intelligence

ADLINK has recently launched Vizi-AI development starter kit for industrial machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge in collaboration with Intel and Arrow Electronics.

Vizi-AI is comprised of a carrier board that looks to be the same as used in the company’s I-Pi SMARC development kit equipped with an Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU and combined with LEC-AL Intel Atom Apollo Lake SMARC computer module.


Vizi-AI Development Kit
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Let’s have a look at the hardware features and specifications of Vizi-AI SBC (aka VIZI-AI LEC-AL-E3940-AI-4G-32G):

    • SoC – Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core Apollo Lake-I processor @ up to 1.6 / 1.8 GHz (Turbo) with 12EU Intel HD Graphics 500; 9.5W TDP
    • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 (Option up to 8GB)
    • Storage – 1x MicroSD card slot
    • AI Accelerator – Intel Movidius Myriad-X VPU (Vision Processing Unit)
    • Video – 1x HDMI port, single-channel LVDS/eDP interface via flat cable
    • Audio – On-carrier audio codec; stereo audio jack; digital audio via HDMI
    • Networking –  1x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) – Note: There are two RJ45 ports on the baseboard, but it appears only one can be used.
    • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 2.0 Client
    • Expansion – MRAA compliant 40 pin header with GPIO, ADC, PWM, 12C, UART, SPI
    • Misc – Power & reset buttons
    • Power Supply – 12V DC via a power barrel jack
    • Dimensions – TBD


Software and Community Website

The board runs Debian 9.9 Linux based operating system. The starter kit also includes the Intel OpenVINO toolkit as well as ADLINK Edge Vision Software Stack featuring an AI Model Manager,  a Frame Streamer,  Intel OpenVINO Engine, an AWS Model Streamer, and a Training Streamer. But that’s not all, as there’s also ADLINK Edge Profile builder to manage devices and applications, and ADLINK Edge Model Manager that enables users to add their own models to a pre-loaded selection for deployment.

VMLink Client
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To support developers, the company has also launched Goto50.AI “community driven website to support and accelerate the adoption of AI and machine vision at the edge” resources to get started, and a user forum.

ADLink Vizi-AI Development Starter Kit was launched last week for $199.00, but it’s still shown as out of stock on Arrow Electronics.

Via LinuxGizmos

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