Sipeed MAix: AI at the edge
AI is pervasive today, from consumer to enterprise applications. With the explosive growth of connected devices, combined with a demand for privacy/confidentiality, low latency and bandwidth constraints, AI models trained in the cloud increasingly need to be run at the edge.
MAIX is Sipeed’s purpose-built module designed to run AI at the edge, we called it AIoT. It delivers high performance in a small physical and power footprint, enabling the deployment of high-accuracy AI at the edge, and the competitive price make it possible embed to any IoT devices. As you see, Sipeed MAIX is quite like Google edge TPU, but it act as master controller, not an accelerator like edge TPU, so it is more low cost and low power than AP+edge TPU solution.
MAix's Advantage and Usage Scenarios:
Sipeed MAix BiT development board
As many DIYer want build their own work with breadboard, Sipeed newly provide breadboard-friendly board for you, it called MAix BiT
|CPU : RISC-V Dual Core 64bit, 400MHz adjustable||Powerful dual-core 64-bit open architecture-based processor with rich community resources|
|Debugging Support||High-speed UART and JTAG interface for debugging|
|GPIO interface||All GPIOs connected to header 2*20 2.54mm|
|Micro SD card（TF card） slot||Support Self-elastic card holder|
|One-click Download circuit||Just connect the USB typeC cable to complete the download
Onborad CH340, which support 2Mbps baudrate
|DVP Camera connector||24P 0.5mm FPC connector|
|LCD connector||8bit MCU LCD 24P 0.5mm FPC connector|
|Button||RST button and USR button|
Inherit the advantage of K210's small footprint, Sipeed MAIX-I module, or called M1, integrate K210, 3-channel DC-DC power, 8MB/16MB/128MB Flash (M1w module add wifi chip esp8285 on it) into Square Inch Module. All usable IO breaks out as 1.27mm(50mil) pins, and pin's voltage is selectable from 3.3V and 1.8V.
MAIX support original standalone SDK, FreeRTOS SDK base on C/C++.
And we port micropython on it: https://maixpy.sipeed.com/en/ It support FPIOA, GPIO, TIMER, PWM, Flash, OV2640, LCD, etc. And it have zmodem, vi, SPIFFS on it, you can edit python directly or sz/rz file to board. We are glad to see you contribute for it:
https://github.com/sipeed/MaixPy //Maixpy project
https://github.com/sipeed/MaixPy_Doc_Us_En_Backup //Maixpy wiki project
MAix's Deep learning
MAIX support fixed-point model that the mainstream training framework trains, according to specific restriction rules, and have model compiler to compile models to its own model format.
It support tiny-yolo, mobilenet-v1, and, TensorFlow Lite! Many TensorFlow Lite model can be compiled and run on MAIX! And We will soon release model shop, you can trade your model on it.
|FreeRtos & Standard SDK||Support FreeRtos and Standrad development kit.|
|MicroPython Support||Support MicroPython on M1|
|Machine vision||Machine vision based on convolutional neural network|
|Machine hearing||High performance microphone array processor|
|Supply voltage of external power supply||4.8V ~ 5.2V|
|Supply current of external power supply||>600mA|
|Range of working temperature||-30℃ ~ 85℃|
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