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Orange Pi AI Stick Lite packs 5.6 TOPS Gryfalcon GPU

Oct 24, 2019

Shenzhen Xunlong Software’s $19.90 “Orange Pi AI Stick Lite” USB stick features a GTI Lightspeeur SPR2801S NPU at up to 5.6 TOPS @ 100MHz. It’s supported with free, Linux-based AI model transformation tools.
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Arm unveils two lightweight NPUs for edge AI

Oct 23, 2019

Arm renamed its 4-TOPS Arm ML NPU as the Ethos-N77 and launched small-footprint, low-power Ethos-N57 (2-TOPS) and Ethos-N37 (1-TOPS) models for edge AI supported with the Linux-based Arm NN SDK. Arm also unveiled a Mali-G57 GPU and a tiny Mali-D37 VPU.
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Aaeon launches M.2 and mini-PCIe based AI accelerators using low-power Kneron NPU

Oct 16, 2019

Aaeon’s M.2 and mini-PCIe “AI Edge Computing Modules” are based on Kneron’s energy-efficient, dual Cortex-M4-enabled KL520 AI SoC, which offers 0.3 TOP NPU performance on only half a Watt.
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Zynq UltraScale+ board supports new Xilinx AI Platform

Oct 3, 2019

iWave unveiled a dev kit for its Linux-driven, Zynq Ultrascale+ based iW-Rainbow G30M module with support for a new Xilinx AI Platform. Xilinx is baking related AI technology into its soon-to-ship, Linux-powered 7nm Versal processors.
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Automotive Grade Linux update clusters up — and IBM’s OpenPower opens up

Aug 22, 2019

The Linux Foundation’s AGL released UCB 8.0 with new improved profiles for telematics and instrument cluster and launched an Instrument Cluster Expert Group. The LF also gobbled up IBM’s OpenPower Foundation as IBM unveiled a royalty-free Power ISA.
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RISC-V gains new performance leader with Alibaba’s 16-core XT 910

Jul 31, 2019

Alibaba announced a 16-core XuanTie 910 RISC-V CPU with a 7.1/MHz CoreMark score. RISC-V continues to expand quickly in China, accelerated by U.S. tariffs, but Arm is fighting back with “Arm Flexible Access” licensing.
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Octa-core MediaTek i700 SoC offers APU 2.0 for edge AI

Jul 15, 2019

MediaTek unveiled an “AI IoT platform i700” SoC for edge AI with 2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A75 cores and 6x 2.0GHz -A55 cores plus a PowerVR GM9446, a 970MHz ISP, and a MediaTek APU 2.0 for AI acceleration.
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NXP unveils Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 variant for Azure Sphere

Jul 12, 2019

NXP has announced an upcoming Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 SoC designed to run the Linux-based Azure Sphere stack. The MCU- and DSP-equipped SoC will offer reduced power consumption thanks to FD-SOI technology.
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Ultra low-power i.MX7 ULP SoC ships on NXP EVK and two compute modules

Jul 12, 2019

NXP’s 28nm, FD-SOI fabbed i.MX7 ULP SoC has arrived along with a Linux-powered eval board. The power-sipping SoC is also being showcased in F&S’ PicoCore MX7ULP and SoMLabs’ ActionSOM-7ULP modules.
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Networking board runs Linux on 16-core, -A72 LX2160A

Jun 7, 2019

SolidRun opened $550 pre-sales on a “HoneyComb LX2K” Mini-ITX board with a “CEx7 LX2160A” COM Express module that runs Linux on NXP’s 2.0GHz, 16-core -A72 LX2160A with up to 64GB DDR4 and dual 10GbE SFP+ ports.
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MediaTek 5G SoC to debut new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 chips

May 29, 2019

Arm unveiled a Cortex-A77 core with up to 20 percent better IPC performance over Cortex-A76 plus a faster new Mali-G77 GPU. MediaTek is combining both chips with its Helio M70 modem for a 7nm “5G SoC.”
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Intel launches first 10th Gen Ice Lake CPUs with 10nm fabrication

May 28, 2019

Intel launched its first 10nm, 10th Gen Ice Lake Core CPUs with Gen 11 graphics, Intel Deep Learning Boost technology, 9 to 15W TDPs, and support for WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 3.
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Latest Grove add-on for the Pi includes RISC-V NPU for edge AI duty

May 8, 2019

Seeed has launched a $24.50 “Grove AI HAT” with 6x Grove interfaces and Arduino IDE support for accelerating edge AI workloads on the Raspberry Pi. The HAT features a Sipeed MAix M1 module running a Kendryte K210 RISC-V neural processing chip.
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Rockchip’s roadmap reveals 8nm, octa-core RK3588

Apr 30, 2019

Rockchip has released more details on its dual-core -A35 “RK1808” neural processor SoC. It also teased future SoC’s including an 8nm, octa-core -A76 and -A55 Rockchip RK3588 with NPU and 8K video.
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