Palm-sized edge AI computer optimizes demanding workloads

Palm-sized edge AI computer optimizes demanding workloads

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Embedded computer manufacturer Axiomtek has announced a new compact fanless edge AI computer in partnership with leading AI chipmaker Hailo.
By Rich Pell

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The Aristotle RSC101 supports the Hailo-8 edge AI processor, featuring up to 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS), to optimize demanding edge workloads for AI deployments in surveillance and security, intelligent manufacturing, smart agriculture, and transportation. With the support of dual GbE LAN ports for connection with IP cameras, the edge vision system is ready for high-speed video transmission solutions.

The Aristotle (RSC101) is designed to offer a very competitive price and advanced performance comparable to market-leading brands. The partnership with Hailo, says the company, offers customers a new vision of AI solutions focused on smart city applications.

“The Aristotle (RSC101) is accelerated by the best-in-class Hailo-8 AI chip to support the demands of emerging AI applications at the edge,” says Ken Pan, the product manager at Axiomtek. “We are proud to have the advanced 26 TOPS AI performance on the RSC101. The system architecture we design can be flexibly customized, for instance, the customers can select different DRAM and SSD capacities applying to diverse environments to get maximum benefits. With the compact-sized design, the rugged RSC101 is suitable for use in space-constrained applications.”

Key features of the RSC101 include:

  • Hailo-8 AI processor, up to 26 TOPS
  • Palm-size with high AI computing performance
  • Dual GbE LAN for cameras
  • Supports Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/5G/LTE wireless connection
  • Wide operating temperature from -10°C to +60°C
  • Wide voltage input from 12 to 24 VDC
  • Supports Windows 10 and Linux operating system

The Aristotle (RSC101) allows customers to connect multiple camera interfaces for their AI inference solutions. To help users easily manage the most optimized deployment in their budget, the edge AI system is powered by the high-performance Intel Elkhart Lake processors and comes with one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot for up to 32GB of system memory.

It also has one M.2 Key B 2242 SSD slot (SATA3) to meet the user’s diverse storage needs. To meet the remote access needs of edge AI applications, this Intel Atom-based vision edge system comes with an M.2 Key B 3052 slot for 5G connection, an M.2 Key E 2230 slot for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and a SIM slot.

The Aristotle (RSC101) offers versatile I/O interfaces including two Gigabit LAN ports, one USB 3.2 Gen1 port, one HDMI, and 8-CH DI/DO. In addition, the RSC101 supports Windows 10 and Linux operating system.

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