SIPEED’S MAIX-II DOCK DEVELOPMENT KIT FOR AI-SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

MAIX-II Dock Development Kit for Sipeed’s second-generation MAIX-II core module has a built-in NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI-specific applications. The module runs in a complete Linux environment with edge computing features to improve response time and reduce the bandwidth. Hence, the module specializes in deep learning and AIoT functions. MAIX-II module is an Allwinner V831 SoC with better features than the MAIX-I Kendryte K210 module.

SIPEED’S MAIX-II DOCK DEVELOPMENT KIT FOR AI-SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

The MAIX-II core module on Arm Cortex-A7 works at a higher frequency (800~1000 MHz) than the MAIX-I module which works at a lower (400~600 MHz). The MAIX-I module has a smaller RAM size but the NPU performance is up to 0.23 TOPS (Trillions Operations Per Second), whereas the MAIX-II module has SIP 64MB DDR2 RAM but the NPU performance is 0.2 TOPS. The MAIX-II module provides more peripherals like SDIO, Ethernet port, ADC, and audio port. Additionally, it features video encoding at H.264 up to 1080p at 30fps, H265 up to 1080p at 30fps, and JPEG up to 1080p at 30fps, which is not supported in MAIX-I.

MAIX-II Dock Development Board Kit

The Sipeed MAIX-II Dock integrates a 1080p30 camera based on Omnivision SP2305 2 megapixel sensor and 6mm default focal length with an M12 lens. It connects to the board via a B2B connector. The 48.9 x 33.9 x 36.1mm development board “communicates through a 2.4GHz 802.11n Realtek RTL8189FTV module and antenna.” Additionally, it provides 1.3-inch 240 x 240 IPS display, a 1W speaker, a built-in microphone, a microSD slot, and a 3-axis accelerometer. The MAIX-II Dock development board kit is meant for AI-specific applications in smart homes, medical industries, education, and agriculture.

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