Scalable Single Board Computers and SOMs for AI, Automation and IoTApril 02, 2020 by Paul Shepard
SolidRun has introduced the HummingBoard-M family of single board computers, including the media & IoT centric HummingBoard Pulse and skimmer HummingBoard Ripple, designed for the NXP i.MX8M & i.MX8M Mini based system-on-modules (SOMs). The new family offers a highly versatile and scalable variety of configurations for simple development and easy implementation for a wide range of audio-visual, IoT, industrial automation, machine vision, AI and IoT applications.
The new family includes two SOMs designed around NXPs powerful i.MX8 family of Arm processors. i.MX8M SOM offers high-end multimedia abilities including [email protected] HDR, 20 audio channels, HDMI 2.0, and rich connectivity options. For even better power-efficiency and lower thermal envelope we've designed i.MX8M Mini SOM - offering a well-rounded foundation boasting best power-performance in its class.
A further configuration for the new i.MX8M Mini SOM is the addition of a Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® SPR2803 AI acceleration chip, turning it into a robust artificial intelligence building block for deployable AI inference at the edge.
"Supplementing the i.MX8 based SOMs, we have designed two deployment ready single board computers, developed around our popular HummingBoard design including Pulse & Ripple. HummingBoard Pulse has received a recent update and offers a range of connectivity options designed to get the most out of both SOMs, while HummingBoard Ripple is more cost effective and highlights the features supported by the i.MX8M Mini SOM.
"Both carrier boards are compatible with both SOMs, and together offer a scalable and flexible family of platforms allowing OEMs and developers fast time-to-market, lower developmental costs and simpler development cycle for realization of a wide range of solutions," said Ilya Viten, SolidRun's Industrial & IoT LOB Manager.
"The new HummingBoard-M family is a highly versatile, powerful and energy-efficient addition to our growing embedded platform fan-out. HummingBoard Pulse and Ripple with the remarkable i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini based SOMs offer a strong leap forward for embedded solutions, with cutting-edge multimedia and AI capabilities and based on our popular HummingBoard and SOM form factor designs," Viten added.