ISMANING, Germany – Kontron Europe GmbH in Ismaning, Germany, is introducing the Google Coral Edge Tensor Processing Acceleration Unit (TPU) with as much as 4 trillion operations per second (TOPS) for high-speed image and video data processing.
The Google Coral Edge TPU is for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning, and integrates all Google TensorFlow Lite applications and enables rapid development of custom AI-applications.
Compared to an application with simple USB-cameras without TPU at approx. 6 frames per second, the embedded computing unit accelerates to a speed of 30 frames per second, so five times faster.
The compact Kontron AI platform consists of an M.2 module with the Google Coral accelerator chip for the software ecosystem TensorFlow Lite on a 2.5-inch pITX single-board computer from Kontron with an NXP i.MX8M processor.