Download a free trial of the SoftNeuro Deep Learning SDK for Intel and Arm targets (Sponsored)

Jetson Xavier Tensorflow Lite vs SoftNeuro

Morpho, a global research & development company established in Japan in 2004 and specialized in imaging technology, is now offering a free trial for the SoftNeuro deep learning SDK working on Intel processors with AVX2 SIMD extensions, 64-bit Arm targets, while also leveraging OpenCL and/or CUDA. Some of the advantages of SoftNeuro are that the framework is easy to use even for those without any knowledge about deep learning, it’s fast thanks to the separation of the layers and their execution patterns, and it can run on several different hardware and OS being cross-platform. SoftNeuro relies on its own storage format (DNN format) to deliver the above advantages. But you can still use models trained with any mainstream deep learning framework. TensorFlow and Keras models can be directly converted to the DNN format, while models from other frameworks can be converted first to the ONNX format and then to the […]

Lefant F1 – An ultra compact, yet powerful smart vacuum cleaner and mopping robot (Sponsored)

Levant F1

Established in 2011, Lefant Technology is a company specialized in intelligent robot technology and products, with a mission following the motto “Smart Technology, Better Family Life”, the company handles the full product lifecycle in-house from R&D to manufacturing and marketing and has launched several Lefant smart vacuum cleaners over the years including models such as Lefant U180, Lefant M201, Lefant M210, and Lefant T800. One of their latest products is the Lefant F1 robotic vacuum and mop combo that comes with a 600ml dust bin, 4000pa of suction power, and offers up to 200 minutes of runtime per charge. Some of the highlights of the Lefant F1 robotic vacuum cleaner include: A small body – The F1 robot vacuum cleaner comes in a compact size with an 11-inch diameter (about 28cm), and a 2.7-inch height (about 6.9cm) which allows it to reach locations that large robots cannot always go through. […]

Black Friday Super Sale – Windows 10 as low as $7, last week! (Sponsored)

Black Friday Windows Key Sales

It’s that time of the year again when GoDeal24 comes with irresistible Black Friday Sales offers. If you have been saving all year long to make sure you get the best discount promotions, there is no better place to spend your hard-earned bucks than at GoDeal24! With unbelievable price cuts for Windows 10, Windows 11, Microsoft Office, and other Microsoft products, this year should be the most rewarding Black Friday sale in years. If you want to get your hands on the biggest discounts for software products, you better hurry up! This promotion is time-limited and ending soon! Hot Sales You Can’t Miss Windows 10 Professional at $7.44 Windows 10 Pro Professional – 2 PCs at $11.54 ($5.7 per PC) Windows 11 Professional CD-Key at $15.36 (Lowest price this year) Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus – 1PC at $37.91 (Lowest price this year) Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus – 1PC […]

Meet ESP-C3-M1 and ESP-C3-M1-I ultra small ESP32-C3 mini modules (Sponsored)

ESP-C3 mini

Half-year ago, Ai-Thinker launched new ESP32-C3 series modules that are fully pin-to-pin compatible with ESP8266, namely ESP-C3-12F, ESP-C3-32S, ESP-C3-01M, ESP-C3-13, ESP-C3-13U. After several months, the company got further requirements about the modules, notably in terms of size. So based on the demand, Ai-Thinker has now added the ESP-C3 mini series family starting with two modules: ESP32-C3-M1 and ESP-C3-M1-I measuring 16.6×13.2mm and 12.5×13.2mm respectively. The ESP-C3 mini series modules are equipped with the Espressif Systems ESP32-C3 32-bit RISC-V MCU featuring 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi & Bluetooth LE 5 connectivity, as well as a wealth of peripherals including UART, I2C, I2S, infrared, PWM, general DMA controller, USB serial port/JTAG controller, temperature sensor and so on. Some of the wonderful features of the new ESP-C3 mini modules include: ESP32-C3 MCU – 32-bit RISC-V single-core processor up to 160 MHz, with 400 KB SRAM, 384 KB ROM, 8KB RTC SRAM Storage – 4MB SPI flash […]

Only 3 days left to get a Raspberry Pi RP2040 + ESP32 board at 80% discount (Sponsored)

RP2040 ESP32 discount

There’s always a bunch of DIY electronics on Kickstarter, but right now nothing is as compelling as UDOO KEY. Built by UDOO, a multidisciplinary team that has already completed (and delivered) four highly successful Kickstarter projects, UDOO KEY is an innovative, never-before-seen combination of Raspberry Pi RP2040 and ESP32. Mind you: unlike the newest microcontroller by Arduino, UDOO KEY doesn’t simply use the ESP32 for connectivity. Instead, it features a fully programmable ESP32, offering the widest set of options in the field when it comes to Edge AI. Predictive maintenance, sound recognition, keyword recognition, gesture recognition, face recognition, object detection & classification… these are just a few of the many applications you can build, also thanks to the several programming languages and libraries supported, such as Micropython, C, C++, TensorFlow Lite and TinyML. This is not some fancy mini PC for low-budget gaming, but a platform for AI at the […]

ESP8266 modules are still selling by the millions (Sponsored)

ESP8266 50 million units sold

The ESP8266 Series WiFi modules were designed by Ai-Thinker in 2014. Since its launch, it has been widely welcomed by customers around the world due to its high cost-effectiveness and powerful performance. Even with the launch of the ESP32 a few years ago, the demand for ESP8266 has not abated, with so far, the sales volume in 2021 exceeding 30 million units with the ESP-01S/ ESP-07/ESP-12F/ESP-12S being the most popular ESP8266 modules. ESP8266 supports the standard IEEE802.11 b/g/n protocol with a complete TCP/IP protocol stack. Users can use this module to add networking functions to existing equipment or build an independent network controller. ESP8266s are high-performance wireless SoCs that provide maximum practicability at the lowest cost and provide unlimited possibilities for Wi-Fi functions to be embedded in other systems. ESP8266 Characteristics Built-in Tensilica L106 ultra-low power consumption 32-bit micro MCU, main frequency supports 80 MHz and 160 MHz, supports RTOS. Built-in 10 bit […]

SMARC Modules With NXP i.MX 8M Plus Processor (Sponsored)

congatec smarc NXP i.MX8M Plus

Low-power flagship for artificial intelligence – congatec is expanding its SMARC platform with a new module with an NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor especially for embedded AI applications. Thanks to the extensive ecosystem with an application-ready 3.5-inch carrier board, Basler cameras, and AI software stack, fast proof of concept is possible. That hasn’t always been so easy. Previously, it was usually much more difficult to use the latest processor technology from the Arm environment as a finished system than to implement the x86 environment. This is because, as a result of the historically large range of individually tailored custom designs used in large quantities, the ecosystem of system platforms is not that extensive. However, with the modular approach based on the SMARC computer-on-modules specification, it is now also possible to obtain standard form factors from the x86 box PC range with ARM processors. For example, the embedded computing specialist congatec […]

Viomi V3 Max – A 3-in-1 sweep, mop and vacuum cleaner robot (Sponsored)

Viomi V3 Max Robot Vacuum

The Viomi V3 Max Robot Vacuum offers more than your typical Lidar robot vacuum cleaner as it features three functions, namely sweep, mop, and vacuum cleaner. It can even combine sweep & mop modes to thoroughly remove dust, dirt, water stains, crumbs, pet hair, and footprints on diversified floors. The Viomi V3 Max is born for mopping with an exclusive deep cleaning algorithm running on the Cortex-A35 processor powering the appliances, mimicking the manual way of mopping with 97.5% of cleaning coverage in order to ensure stubborn stains are removed without damaging the floor. An Auto Boost Mode enables perfect carpet cleaning with suction power automatically boosted to 2700Pa. The vacuum cleaner can either be fitted with 2-in-1 dust and water tank (400ml dust bin + 200ml water tank) to enable sweeping and mopping at the same time or an optional super-sized 700ml water tank that is large enough to […]