The Coral Dev Board kit consists of a system-on-module (SOM) and a baseboard. The SOM, based on the iMX 8M applications processor, also contains LPDDR4 memory, eMMC storage, dual band Wi-Fi and the Edge TPU. The Edge TPU is a small ASIC designed by Google that enables high performance, local inference at low power– transforming machine learning (ML) edge computing capabilities.
The Coral Dev Board TPU’s small form factor enables rapid prototyping covering internet-of-things (IOT) and general embedded systems that demand fast on-device ML inference. Users can then quickly move from prototyping to production using the SOM combined with their custom baseboard using board-to-board connectors.
Edge TPU key benefits:
- High speed TensorFlow Lite inferencing
- SoC + ML + connectivity running on Linux
- Low power
- Small footprint