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Neuromorphic edge AI chip debuts on Raspberry Pi and Comet Lake dev kits

Oct 25, 2021

BrainChip has launched two “Akida Development Kits” for its self-learning, low-power “Akida NSoC” neural networking chip for edge AI. One uses the Raspberry Pi CM4 and the other a Comet Lake-S based Shuttle PC system.
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Arm adds virtual testing platform for Corstone Cortex-A and -M ref designs

Oct 18, 2021

Arm has launched an “Arm Total Solutions for IoT” initiative that combines its Cortex-A- and -M based Corstone SoC reference designs with a new “Arm Virtual Hardware Targets” platform for virtual, cloud-based testing.
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Dev kit debuts RISC-V XuanTie C910 SoC with a 3D GPU and Android and Linux support

Oct 13, 2021

Sipeed and Alibaba T-Head have opened $399 pre-orders on an “RVB-ICE” dev kit featuring a RISC-V compatible, dual-core, 1.2GHz XuanTie C910 ICE SoC with a Vivante 3D GPU, an NPU, 4GB RAM, and support for Android 10 and Debian 11.
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i.MX8X Lite takes on IIoT and Vehicle-to-Everything applications

Oct 7, 2021

NXP has launched a headless “i.MX8X Lite” SoC for automotive telematics, V2X, and IIoT, with up to 2x Cortex-A35 cores plus a Cortex-M4 core and a security block with V2X acceleration and NXP EdgeLock security.
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Mini-PCIe card showcases 900MHz HaLow wireless tech

Sep 23, 2021

[Updated: Sep. 23] — Gateworks announced a “GW16146” mini-PCIe card for its Arm/Linux SBCs with 900MHz HaLow (802.11ah) wireless tech, which has up to 4Mbps bandwidth, Bluetooth-like power consumption, and a 1km+ range.
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Hub spins multiple USB 3.2 Gen2 and DP ports out of USB4

Sep 21, 2021

VIA announced a “VIA Labs VL830 USB4 Endpoint Device” based on a VL830 USB4 controller that converts a 40Gbps USB4 port into 5x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports plus DP 1.4a output for 8Kp60 and beyond.
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COM-HPC module unleashes up to 80-core Arm edge server SoC

Sep 17, 2021

Adlink unveiled a “COM-HPC Ampere Altra” module that runs Linux on a 32- or 80-core, Arm v8.2 based Ampere Altra. There is also an automotive focused “AVA Developer Platform” that supports Arm’s new SOAFEE initiative.
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Xilinx unveils rugged additions to Versal ACAP

Sep 13, 2021

Xilinx announced ultra-rugged mil-aero (XQ) and space (XQR) versions of its Arm/Linux-driven, 7nm Versal ACAP SoCs, as well as a Kria Robotics Stack and Vitis Video Analytics SDK for its Zynq UltraScale+ customers.
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Module and dev kit debut NXP’s tiny new 16-core LX2162A

Aug 26, 2021

SolidRun’s 58 x 48mm “LX2162A SOM” runs Linux on NXP’s new 16-core, Cortex-A72 based LX2162A and offers 12x SerDes lanes for up to 4x 25GbE or up to 8x PCIe Gen3. A “ClearFog LX2162A” dev kit is also on the way.
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SiFive speeds up RISC-V U74 cores as Canaan unveils a 3-TOPS Kendryte K510

Jul 30, 2021

[Updated: Aug. 3] — SiFive announced a 11 percent faster “21G2” release of its Essential 7-series cores, including the Linux-ready U74. In other RISC-V news, Canaan is launching a dual-core, 3-TOPs Kendryte K510 CPU that is debuting on a quadruped robot.
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Modules and dev kits expand upon Qualcomm QCS8250

Jul 22, 2021

Thundercomm’s “TurboX C865 SOM” and dev kit and eInfochips’ “EIC-QCS8250-210” Mini-ITX run Android 10 on Qualcomm’s QCS8250, an IoT variant of the Snapdragon 865. We also look at the new QCS4290 and Wi-Fi 6E ready QCS6490 SoCs.
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SiFive launches Cortex-A75 like RISC-V core debuting on Intel processor

Jun 22, 2021

SiFive has launched a Cortex-A75 like, RISC-V RV64GC “Performance P550” core plus a lower-end “Performance P270” that adds RVV extensions. The P550 core is being deployed by Intel in a new RISC-V processor.
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Safety conscious TI AM64x debuts on $99 dev kit

Jun 16, 2021

[Updated: June 18] —TI’s 16nm Sitara AM64x offers up to 2x -A53, up to 4x Cortex-R5F, and a Cortex-M4F core for FuSa and ships with a Linux SDK and choice of $99 and $299 eval kits. Phytec, SolidRun, and TQ have also unveiled AM64x based modules.
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Xilinx unveils Versal AI Edge

Jun 14, 2021


Xilinx announced a 7nm, headless “Versal AI Edge” SoC that runs Linux on dual 1.76GHz Cortex-A72 cores and has dual 750MHz Cortex-R5F cores, flexible, FPGA-like “Adaptible Engines” up to 520K LUTS, and “AI Engine-ML” cores up to 479 TOPS.
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