Google machine learning TPU available on Coral board

Google machine learning TPU available on Coral board

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By Peter Clarke

The Coral development board is a single-board computer with a removable system-on-module (SOM) that contains eMMC, SOC, wireless radios and Google’s Edge tensor processing unit (TPU), which is used for machine learning.

The board can be used to prototype IoT devices, as a single-board computer and as an evaluation kit for the SOM.

Rather like a Raspberry Pi but for the machine learning TPU, the baseboard is equipped with peripheral connections including USB 2.0/3.0 ports, DSI display interface, CSI2 camera interface, Ethernet port, speaker terminals and a 40-pin GPIO header. With the integrated

TensorFlow Lite inferencing, models are included and can be compiled to run on Coral. By allowing integration with other technologies, prototypes can then be scaled to production using just the 40mm by 48mm SOM board combined with custom PCB hardware using board-to-board connectors.

“The future of IoT and innovation for embedded systems depends on products such as the latest technology by Google,” said Steve Herd, head of product management at Distrelec, in a statement.

The board is available through Distrelec’s German site and is priced at €144.90

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