Feature-packed i.MX 8M Plus SBC offers dual GbE, PCIe, RS485, CAN Bus, 4G & 5G modems, and more

OKMX8MP-C i.MX 8M Plus SBC

We’ve already covered plenty of NXP i.MX 8M Plus systems-on-module and carrier boards, but here’s another solution with Forlinx OKMX8MP-C SBC single board computer based on FETMX8MP-C SoM with 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC flash. The feature-packed board also offers dual Gigabit Ethernet, 4G and 5G cellular connectivity support via mPCIe and M.2 sockets, multiple display and camera interfaces, RS485 and CAN Bus connector, USB interfaces, various expansion headers, and more… Forlinx OKMX8MP-C specifications: Forlinx FETMX8MP-C System-on-Module SoC – NXP i.MX8M Plus with quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.6 GHz, Arm Cortex-M7 real-time core, Vivante 2D/3D GPUs, 1080p60 video decoder/encoder, 2.3 TOPS AI accelerator System Memory –  2GB, 4GB (default), 6GB, or 8GB LPDDR4 Storage – 16GB eMMC flash Ultra-thin board-to-board connector (4x 80-pin connector with 0.5mm pitch) Supply Voltage – 5V Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C Dimensions – 62 x 36 mm (8-layer ENIG PCB) Storage – […]

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform is a high-end drone reference design with 7 cameras

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform

Leveraging its involvement in the Ingenuity Mars helicopter, Qualcomm has introduced the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G platform, a high-end drone reference design with 5G and WIFi 6 connectivity, seven cameras up to 8K resolution, and 15 TOPS of AI performance. The platform is based on Qualcomm QRB5165 octa-core processor, a variant of Snapdragon 865 for robotics, also found in Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform with support for Intel RealSense D435i (that should reach end-of-life soon), and provides an upgrade to the company’s Flight Pro drone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 platform. Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform key features and specifications: SoC – Qualcomm QRB5165 with eight Kryo 585 cores up to 2.84 GHz, GPU Adreno 650 GPU with support for Open GL ES and OpenCL, Hexagon 698 DSP with HVX, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm Spectra 480 ISP with dual 14-bit image signal processing Memory – LPDDR5 up to 2750 MHz, LPDDR4x up […]

RealSense end-of-life – Intel is phasing out its RealSense 3D depth cameras

realsense end-of-life

We covered Intel Realsense technology ever since it was unveiled at CES 2014 with a 3D depth camera and Nuance Dragon Assitant voice technology for various AI applications including robotics, digital signage, and 3D scanners. Our last post was in January 2021 about a Rockchip RK3399 based industrial-grade 3D vision camera together with Intel’s announcement of RealSense ID facial authentication. But RealSense is going away according to a report by CRN explaining Intel was phasing out RealSense AI depth cameras. The email from Intel reads in part: We are winding down our RealSense business and transitioning our computer vision talent, technology and products to focus on advancing innovative technologies that better support our core businesses and IDM 2.0 strategy … We will continue to meet our commitments to our current customers and are working with our employees and customers to ensure a smooth transition The transition will be orderly as […]

Banana Pi BPI-M2S Amlogic A311D SBC comes with dual GbE, HDMI & MIPI interfaces

Banana Pi BPI-M2S

There’s at least one more Amlogic A311D SBC coming our way with Banana Pi BPI-M2S equipped with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash, as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports, combines with video interfaces that include HDMI, MIPI DSI & CSI, as well as two USB ports. This news comes just a few after we wrote about Geniatech DB10 AI development board based on Amlogic A311D hexa-core Cortex-A73/A53 processor and noted there were few platforms based on the SoC, apart from Khadas VIM3 SBC, and a few others. Banana Pi BPI-M2S SBC specifications: SoC – Amlogic A311D hexa-core processor with 4x Arm Cortex-A73 cores, 2x Arm Cortex-A53 cores, Arm Mali-G52 MP4 (6EE) GPU with OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support, 5 TOPS NPU System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (option up to 128GB), MicroSD card slot Video interfaces HDMI 2.1 output up to 4Kp60 […]

Offline speech recognition MCU module comes with speaker, microphone, and UART connectors

offline voice recognition mcu module

We found out about Unisound US516P6 RISC microcontroller inside an offline voice assistant module last May. The module offers offline speech recognition for just $2 to $4, with good performance, and excellent privacy since no cloud service nor Internet connection is needed. That module requires some soldering, but if you’d prefer something easier to connect the “SU-10A” offline speech recognition MCU module comes with connectors for a speaker, a microphone, as well as UART connectivity to a host MCU if needed. “SU-10A” module specifications: MCU – Unisound US516P6 RISC microcontroller @ 240 MHz with FPU, DSP instruction, FFT accelerator, 242KB SRAM, 2MB flash Audio Built-in 3W mono Class AB power amplifier. 2mm pitch connector for speaker (4 Ohms up to 2.9W,  8 Ohms up to 1.8W) 2mm pitch connector for electret microphone Debugging/programming – UART port for serial console (5V or 3.3V supported) Host interface – 2mm pitch 4-pin connector […]

Xiaomi CyberDog quadruped robot is based on NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

Xiaomi CyberDog

We’ve previously written about consumer-grade smart robotic dogs selling for several hundred dollars with Petoi Bittle equipped with Arduino & Raspberry Pi, as well as XGO Mini Pro with Kendryte K210/K510 AI processor. Xiaomi has now launched its own quadruped robot that looks like a dog with the Xiaomi CyberDog equipped with a more powerful NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX system-on-module (SoM), a larger and heavier body than competing consumer models, and a price tag of a little over $1,500. Xiaomi CyberDog specifications and key features: SoM – NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NXwith an hexa-core NVIDIA Carmel 64-bit Arm processor, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 48 Tensor Cores, 2x NVDLA deep learning accelerators delivering a total of 21 TOPS at 15 Watts, 8GB RAM. Storage – 128GB “near” industrial-grade SSD Xiaomi’s in-house developed servo motors offering Maximum torque – Up to 32N·m Rotation speed – Up to 220Rpm Maximum speed – […]

UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake SBC launched for $299 and up

UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake-SBC with AI accelerator

Ever since the launch of Intel Atom Cherry Trail powered Up Board SBC in 2015, AAEON has kept launching more UP boards with faster, yet still low power processors, as well as complete turnkey solutions based on their x86 SBC such as the UP Xtreme Smart Surveillance kit. The company has now started taking pre-orders for the UP Xtreme i11 Tiger Lake SBC, and a UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling kit mini PC based on the board will become available in Q3 2021. The board features a choice of Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake Embedded “GRE” Core or Celeron processors, an Intel Altera MAX V FPGA, up to 64GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5GbE networking, and more. UP Xtreme i11 SBC Specifications: Tiger Lake “E”/”GRE” SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i7-1185G7GRE quad-core/8-thread processor @ up to 4.4 GHz with 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics; up to 28W […]

Geniatech DB10 – An AI development board with Amlogic A311D SoC, HDMI input, optional TV tuner

Geniatech DB10

Amlogic A311D hexa-core Cortex-A73/A55 AI processor has found its way into a limited number of platforms including Khadas VIM3 SBC, Zora P1 development board for Orbbec 3D cameras, as well as the upcoming Jevois Pro AI camera. Another development board that takes advantage of the Amlogic A311D processor is Geniatech DB10 which ships with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC flash, and offers interesting features like a digital TV tuner, HDMI input, support for 3G/4G modems, and more. Geniatech DB10 specifications: SoC – Amlogic A311D hexa-core processor with quad-core Arm Cortex-A73,  dual-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor, Arm Mali-G52 MP4 (6EE) GPU with OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support, 5 TOPS NPU System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 (4GB optional) Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (8 to 64GB optional) Video Output HDMI 2.1 up to 4Kp60 Dual-channel LVDS (shared with eDP) via 30-pin connector Input HDMI input up […]