i-Pi SMARC 1200 (MediaTek Genio 1200) devkit tested with a Yocto Linux image

i-Pi SMARC 1200 Yocto Linux glmark2 benchmark

Last weekend I received ADLINK’s i-Pi SMARC 1200 development kit powered by MediaTek Genio 1200 Octa-core Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT processor, checked out the hardware and wanted to install the Yocto Linux image but stopped in my tracks because it looked like I had to install Ubuntu 18.04 first in a Virtual Machine or another computer. But finally, the documentation has been updated to clarify “Ubuntu 18.04 or greater” is required, and I had no problem flashing the image from a Ubuntu 22.04 laptop after installing dependencies and tools as follows:

That’s it for the tools. Eventually, the development kit will support three images: Yocto Linux, Android 13 (July 2023), and Ubuntu 20.04 (Q3 2023). So that means only the Yocto Linux image is available from the download page at this time, and that’s what I’ll be using today. We’ll need to connect the micro USB to USB cable between the […]

A first look at i-Pi SMARC 1200 (Genio 1200) development kit

i-Pi SMARC 1200 serial console

ADLINK Technology’s i-PI SMARC 1200 is an industrial prototyping kit for AI IoT and Robotics based on a SMARC 2.1 compliant LEC-MTK-I12000 system-on-module (SoM) powered by the MediaTek Genio 1200 (MT8395) octa-core Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT processor with a 4.8 TOPS AI processor. The company sent me a sample for evaluation and review, and in this first post, I’ll go through an unboxing and how to boot the system with the supported Yocto Linux or Ubuntu. i-Pi SMARC 1200 unboxing The i-Pi SMARC 1200 may be destined for industrial users, but it still comes with a neat retail package. The “i-Pi LEC-MTK-I1200-44-64G/EU” kit features a CPU module with 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 64GB UFS storage. The package includes the board itself preassembled in a desktop frame, a Quick Start Guide, a 19V/2.37A (45W) power adapter with an EU power cord, a micro USB to USB cable for debugging, and two bits for […]

MediaTek Genio 1200 system-on-module powers Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT & robotics development kit

I-Pi SMARC 1200

ADLINK Technology’s SMARC 2.1 compliant LEC-MTK-I12000 system-on-module (SoM) features the MediaTek Genio 1200 octa-core Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT processor coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS storage, and powers the I-Pi SMARC 1200 development kit designed for robotics and AIoT applications. LEC-MTK-I1200 MediaTek Genio 1200 system-on-module LEC-MTK-I1200 SoM specifications: SoC – MediaTek Genio 1200 (MT8395) octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A78 cores @ 2.2GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 cores @ 2.0GHz with penta-core Arm Mali-G57 GPU @ 880MHz with support for OpenGL ES 3.2/2.0/1.1, Vulkan 1.1/1.0, OpenCL 2.2, 5.0 TOPS NPU, HiFi 4 audio DSP, etc… System Memory – 4 or 8 GB LPDDR4X Storage – 32, 64, 128, or 256 GB UFS storage, compatible with UFS gear 2.1 Wireless – 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 314-pin MXM connector with Storage – 1x SDIO (4-bit) compatible with SD/SDIO standard, up to version 3.0 Display HDMI 2.0b up to 4Kp60 Dual-channel LVDS […]

ADLINK Ampere Altra Dev Kit features ATX motherboard with 32 to 80-core Arm COM-HPC CPU module

Ampere Altra Dev Kit AADK

ADLINK Ampere Altra Dev Kit is an “IoT prototyping kit” based on an ATX motherboard fitted with a COM-HPC-ALT Server Type Size E module powered by an Ampere Altra 32, 64, or 80-core Arm Neoverse N1 server processor, and supporting up to 768GB DDR4 memory. It’s basically the same hardware as found in the Ampere Altra Developer Platform (AADP), but without the tower and power supply, nor optional features like liquid cooling or 10GbE interfaces. Ampere Altra Dev Kit (AADK) specifications and content: Computer-on-Module – COM-HPC Server Type Size E Ampere Altra module with Ampere Altra 32 to 80-core 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 processor up to 1.7/2.2/2.6 GHz (32/64/80 cores, TPD: 60W to 175W), up to 768 DDR4 ECC memory Mainboard – COM-HPC Server Base carrier board Storage – 2x M.2 slot for NVMe SSD Video – VGA port Audio – 3.5mm audio jack Networking – 1x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion […]

Pocket AI – A portable NVIDIA RTX A500 eGPU for AI developers, embedded & industrial applications

Pocket AI NVIDIA RTX 500 eGPU

We’ve previously seen it’s possible to connect an eGPU to a mini PC through a PCIe x16 to M.2 NVMe adapter or a Thunderbolt 3 port, but while it’s fine to install on your desk for gaming or develop AI applications, the eGPU being larger than most mini PCs, it’s a little too big to integrate into products, and potentially inconvenient to carry around. ADLINK Pocket AI portable eGPU changes that with an NVIDIA RTX A500 GPU housed in a 106 x 72 x 25mm box that’s about the size of a typical power bank and connects to a host through a Thunderbolt 3 connector. The company says the upcoming eGPU is mostly designed for AI developers, professional graphics users, and embedded industrial applications, but can also be for gaming. Pocket AI specifications: GPU – NVIDIA RTX 500 Architecture – NVIDIA Ampere GA107 Base clock: 435 MHz Boost clock: 1335 […]

IoT Prototype Kit is powered by an Alder Lake-H COM Express module with up to Core i5-12600HE CPU

IoT Prototype Kit Intel Alder Lake-P module

ADLINK has launched an IP-i IoT Prototype Kit based on their Express-ADP COM Express Type 6 Basic “Alder Lake-H” module with either an Intel Core i5-12600HE 12-core (4P+8E) processor clocked at up to 4.5 GHz or a Core i3-12300HE 8-core (4P+4E) processor reaching up to 4.3 GHz. The kit also includes the Express-BASE6 R3.1 carrier board, a thick heatsink with an active fan, a debug board (DB30 x86), and various cables for SATA storage, a DB9 COM port, and I/Os, and the kit can be used to develop applications for industrial automation and control, medical ultrasound, image processing and analysis, high-speed video encoding and streaming, predictive traffic analysis, multi camera-based AI, etc… The Express-ADP module supports up to 64GB DDR5 memory, optional on-module NVMe storage, up to 4x 4K displays, multiple PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 interfaces, SATA 3.0, and so on. You’ll find detailed Express-ADP COM Express module specifications in […]

COM Express & COM-HPC modules features Intel 13th gen Raptor Lake embedded processors

Express-RLP Raptor Lake-P COM Express

ADLINK has just announced the Express-RLP COM Express Type 6 and COM-HPC-cRLS COM-HPC size C modules based on the new Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake hybrid processors with Embedded and Industrial SKUs. The Express-RLP comes with an up to 14 cores, 20 threads Raptor Lake-P processor, 64GB DDR5 SO-DIMM, and PCIe Gen4, while the COM-HPC-cRLS offers up to a 24-core Rasptor Lake-S embedded processor, 128GB DDR5 SO-DIMM, PCIe Gen5, and 2x 2.5GbE LAN. Both modules support Intel TCC, and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), and are suitable for hard real-time computing workloads required by applications such as industrial automation, autonomous driving, AI robots, and aviation. Express-RLP Raptor Lake-P COM Express module Specifications: Raptor Lake-P SoC (one of the other) Intel Core i7-13800HRE 6P+8E cores/20 threads processor @ up to 2.5 GHz with 24MB cache, Intel Iris Xe graphics; TDP: 45W (cTDP: 35W) Intel Core i7-1370PRE 6P+8E cores/20 threads processor @ up […]

NVIDIA Jetson Nano based AI camera devkit enables rapid computer vision prototyping

AI Camera Devkit

ADLINK “AI Camera Dev Kit” is a pocket-sized NVIDIA Jetson Nano devkit with an 8MP image sensor, industrial digital inputs & outputs, and designed for rapid AI vision prototyping. The kit also features a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB-C port for power, data, and video output up to 1080p30, a microSD card with Linux (Ubuntu 18.04), and a micro USB port to flash the firmware. As we’ll see further below it also comes with drivers and software to quickly get started with AI-accelerated computer vision applications. AI Camera Dev Kit specifications: System-on-Module –  NVIDIA Jetson Nano with CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 processor GPU – NVIDIA Maxwell architecture with 128 NVIDIA cores System Memory – 4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 Storage – 16 GB eMMC Storage – MicroSD card socket ADLINK NEON-series camera module Sony IMX179 color sensor with rolling shutter Resolution – 8MP (3280 x 2464) Frame Rate (fps) – […]