MicroSys Partners with Hailo in Embedded AI Platform

MicroSys Electronics GmbHhas sealed its partnership with Hailo, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker, with the release of miriac AIP-LX2160A embedded platform. The miriac AIP-LX2160A embedded platform can host up to five integrated Hailo-8 AI accelerator modules.

The new edge server-grade AI solution enables high-performance and scalable AI inference capabilities at the edge. This application-ready AI platform offers industries a high bandwidth and power-efficient solution at the edge for a wide range of applications in Industry 4.0, automotive, heavy machinery, and more.

Powerful AI Solution

miriac AIP-LX2160A

NXP QorIQ Layerscape LX2160A high-throughput processor technology powers miriac AIP-LX2160A. It can integrate multiple advanced Hailo-8 AI accelerators, and offers best-in-class processing performance and deep learning capabilities of up to 130 tera-operations per second (TOPS). The combined solution delivers outstanding AI computing performance across multiple standard NN benchmarks, including over 6,000fps on Resnet-50, over 5,000fps on Mobilenet-V1 SSD, and close to 1,000fps on YOLOv5m.

The automotive grade Hailo-8 outperforms other available AI processors for edge computing with up to 26TOPS at a typical power consumption of 2.5W. It was awarded the “Best AI and Vision Processor 2021” by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance.

The embedded platform gives customers the benefit of highly efficient AI implemented into their connected edge appliances for situational awareness and predictive maintenance analytics.

“Our strategic partnership with Hailo is an important milestone, helping our customers reap the enormous benefits of AI and neural networks,” said Ina Sophia Schindler, Managing Director at MicroSys Electronics. “Hailo’s AI processor allows edge devices to run full-scale deep learning applications more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably while significantly lowering costs. In combination with our NXP processor-based platforms, our customers get one of the most powerful AI solutions that can be developed for edge applications.”

Designed for IIoT, Industry 4.0

This new application-ready bundle suits low-power IIoT and Industry 4.0 edge servers for predictive maintenance, collaborative robotics. It is ideal for video surveillance servers in infrastructures with distributed cameras, and communication servers for autonomous vehicles in logistics and agriculture. It can also be used in heavy equipment for construction and edge servers in trains where multiple GigE Vision camera streams are analyzed with AI for increased safety and security.

 “We are excited to partner with MicroSys, a world-leader in embedded systems,” said Orr Danon, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Hailo. “This collaboration strengthens our position in the edge computing sector, enabling us to further address the rapidly growing market seeking embedded edge platforms with robust AI capabilities. We look forward to continuing to work with MicroSys to bring unmatched edge processing solutions to a broad range of automotive and industrial automation applications.”

The new AI starter kit comes replete with everything necessary for evaluation and development. This include carrier board, cable set and cooling solution. Developers will also have access to MicroSys’s comprehensive AI toolchain and developer tools offered in Hailo’s developer zone.