Innodisk Shows AI Grit in New Machine Vision Platform

Innodisk Corporation, which provides industrial-grade flash storage, DRAM memory, and embedded peripherals, has recently made foray into the artificial intelligence (AI) market. Particularly, it introduced EXMU-X261, an FPGA Machine Vision Platform.

The platform comes equipped with AMD’s Xilinx Kria K26 SOM power the platform, which enables smart city and smart factory applications. Hence, Innodisk’s FPGA Machine Vision Platform is set to lead the way for industrial system integrators looking to develop machine vision applications.

Innodisk announced its latest step into the AI market, with the launch of EXMU-X261, an FPGA Machine Vision Platform powered by AMD’s Xilinx Kria K26 SOM.

Automates Product Inspection

Automated defect inspection, a key machine vision application, is an essential technology in modern manufacturing. Particularly, automated visual inspection guarantees the product works as expected and meets specifications. In these cases, it is vital to employ fast and highly accurate inspection system. Without AI, operators must manually inspect each product, taking an average of three seconds per item. Currently, with the help of AI solutions such as Innodisk’s FPGA Machine Vision Platform, automation of product inspection in factories is possible. Hence, the result is not only faster and cheaper, but also completely free of human error.

Innodisk’s FPGA Machine Vision Platform comes with 1GbE LAN, 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 2 M.2 slots, and a series of other expansion and connectivity options. Thanks to the platform’s 0° to 70 °C operational temperature support, and optional industrial temperature support from -40° to +85°C, EXMU-X261 is tough for the harshest of industrial environments.

In addition, EXMU-X261 features support for Innodisk’s InnoAgent out-of-band remote management module, allowing the platform to be remotely managed from anywhere, even during a system crash or an in-band network failure. This is important for any automated system, as it allows for it to be completely unmanned, which further reduces manpower and maintenance costs.

Customers can take advantage of AMD’s Xilinx Kria K26 SOM’s ability to quickly get applications to market thanks to EXMU-X261’s full support for Innodisk’s AI Suite SDK. The suite includes an FPGA Model Zoo, as well as Innodisk’s in-house software solutions, such as iCAP (Innodisk Cloud Administration Platform), and iVIT (Innodisk Vision Intelligence Toolkit). iVIT for example, provides a deep learning environment for efficient development and deployment of “no-code-operation” solutions.