$499 NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit delivers up to 80x Jetson Nano Devkit performance

NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is an upgrade to the popular Jetson Nano Developer Kit that delivers 80 times the performance, up to 50 times the performance per watt, and gives the developers the ability to design entry-level AI-powered robots, smart drones, intelligent vision systems, and more. The Jetson Orin Nano has a similar form factor as the original Jetson Nano, but is fitted with a Jetson Orin Nano 8GB module with up to 40 TOPS AI performance, and is equipped with a DisplayPort video output, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two M.2 Key M sockets for SSDs, Gigabit Ethernet, a pre-installed Wi-Fi module, and connectors for cameras. NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit specifications (compared to Jetson Nano Developer Kit-B01) The new developer kit is supported by the Ubuntu 20.04-based NVIDIA JetPack 5.1.1 SDK, as well as application-specific frameworks such as NVIDIA Isaac ROS and DeepStream, which are […]

Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 development kits launched for $199 and up

Qualcomm Robotics RB1 RB2 Vision Kit

We quickly mentioned the Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 development kits in our post about Lantronix Open-Q 2210RB and 4210RB SiPs mostly to complain about the lack of information at the time. But things have changed the Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 devkits for cheaper, smaller Linux-powered robots with lower power consumption are now available, and we have more details with three options: Core Kit, Vision Kit, and Full Kit. So let’s have a closer look. All kits are based on the Qualcomm Robotics RB1/RB2 Core Kit with the following (preliminary) specifications: System-on-module RB1 –  Thundercomm TurboX C2210 SoC – Qualcomm QRB2210 CPU – Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor at up to 2.0 GHz GPU – Adreno 702 GPU at 845 MHz with support for OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0 Hexagon QDSP6 v66 DSP 1080p 30 fps encode / 1080p 30fps decode System Memory – 1GB or 2GB LPDDR4 Storage […]

Texas Instruments unveils AM62A, AM68A and AM69A Arm Cortex Vision processors and devkits

SK AM69 AM69A starter kit

Texas Instruments AM62A, AM8, and AM69A Arm Cortex-A53 or Cortex-A72 Vision processors come with 2 to  8 CPU cores and deep learning accelerators delivering from 1 TOPS to 32 TOPS for low-power vision and artificial intelligence (AI) processing in applications such as video doorbells, machine vision, and autonomous mobile robots. Three families and a total of 6 parts are available: AM62A3, AM62A3-Q1, AM62A7, and AM62A7-Q1 single to quad-core Cortex-A53 processors support one to two cameras at less than 2W in applications such as video doorbells and smart retail systems. Equipped with a 1TOPS vision processor, the AM62A3 is the cheapest model of the family going for US$12 in 1,000-unit quantities. AM68A dual-core Cortex-A72 processor can handle one to eight cameras in applications like machine vision, with up to 8 TOPS of AI processing for video analytics. AM69A octa-core Cortex-A72 SoC supports up to 12 cameras and achieves up to 32 […]

Texas Instruments MSPM0 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers sell for 39 cents and up

MSPM0L Block Diagram

Texas Instruments has just introduced its low-cost MSPM0 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller portfolio comprised of the MSPM0L series with a 32 MHz CPU, up to 64 kB of flash, and 4 kB SRAM, and the MSPM0G series with an 80 MHz CPU, up to 128 kB of flash and 32 kB SRAM. Texas Instruments MSPM0L MSPM0L1306 key features: CPU – Arm 32-bit Cortex-M0+ core @ up to 32 MHz Memory – Up to 4KB SRAM Storage – Up to 64KB flash Digital peripherals 3-channel DMA controller 4x 16-bit general-purpose timers, each with two capture/compare registers supporting low-power operation in STANDBY mode, supporting a total of 8 PWM channels Windowed watchdog timer Analog peripherals 12-bit 1.45-Msps analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with up to 10 total external channels Configurable 1.4-V or 2.5-V internal ADC voltage reference (VREF) 2x zero-drift, zero-crossover chopper operational amplifiers (OPA) 1x general-purpose amplifier (GPAMP) 1x high-speed comparator (COMP) with 8-bit […]

Lantronix Open-Q 2210RB and 4210RB SiPs for robotics power RB1/RB2 development kit

Open-Q RB1 RB2 Development Kit with Qualcomm QRB2210 or QRB4210

What comes after Qualcomm Robotics RB3, RB5, and RB6 platforms? Apparently, it’s Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 platforms powered by Qualcomm QRB2210 and Qualcomm QRB4210 processors respectively and optimized for cheaper, smaller robots with lower power consumption. But Qualcomm is one of the lamest companies known to man, so they did not include any photos when announcing the Robotics RB1 and RB2 platforms, so I’ll focus this post on Lantronix Open-Q 2210RB and 4210RB system-in-packages (SiP) based on the same processors, as well as the Open-Q RB1/RB2 development kit. Open-Q 2210RB and 4210RB SiP The new system-in-packages are very similar to the earlier Open-Q 2290CS and 4290CS SIPs for industrial IoT and machine vision applications, with the only difference being the Qualcomm processor used, so I invite you to read the earlier post for the full details, and I’ll just provide summaries here. Open-Q 2210RB key features: SoC – Qualcomm […]

Hailo-15 quad-core AI Vision processor delivers up to 20 TOPS for Smart Cameras

Hailo-15 AI Vision Processor

Hailo-15 is a family of AI Vision processors for smart cameras that deliver up to 20 TOPS of AI inference and are able to process deep-learning AI applications such as video analytics. The Hailo-15 appears to build upon the earlier Hailo-8 AI processor with up to 26 TOPS and more limited computer vision capability. The new AI vision processor integrates a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU sub-system, can handle 4K video streams, and features “advanced computer vision engines”. So the main differences are that the Hailo-15 is a complete SoC / standalone processor and is specifically designed for AI cameras. Hailo-15 highlights: CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor up to 1.3 GHz or 1.1 GHz (Hailo-15L) DSP – Vector DSP, 256 MACs @ 700 MHz supports up to 350 GOPs AI accelerator / NN core sub-system with dataflow architecture Hailo-15H – Up to 20 TOPS Hailo-15M – Up to 11 TOPS Hailo-15L […]

STMicro STM32H5 Arm Cortex-M33 MCU clocks at 250 MHz, supports STM32Trust TEE Secure Manager


STMicroelectronics has announced the STM32H5 Arm Cortex-M33 “high-performance” microcontroller family clocked at up to 250 MHz and supporting STM32Trust TEE Secure Manager to boost both performance and security in “next-generation smart applications”. The STM32H5 family has three product types namely the higher-end STM32H563/573 with up to 2MB flash, 640KB SRAM, Ethernet, and hardware security, the STM32H562 with a similar design but fewer interfaces, and the entry-level STM32H502 with 128KB flash, 32KB SRAM. STM32H5 key features and specifications: MCU core – Arm Cortex-M33 core with TrustZone technology, digital signal processing (DSP) and floating-point unit (FPU) running up to 250 MHz; Up to  375 DMIPS and a 1023 CoreMark score executing from the flash memory Memory and Storage STM32H563/573/562 – 1 to 2 Mbytes of flash memory, 640 Kbytes of SRAM STM32H503 – 128 Kbytes of flash memory and 32 Kbytes of RAM. OSPI serial flash memory interface Up to 2x SDMMC […]

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 […]

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