BrainChip has announced it will be taking orders of two development kits for its Akida advanced neural networking processor, enabling partners, large enterprises and OEMs to begin internal testing and validation of Akida’s high-performance, small, ultra-low power AI chip. Akida NSoC and intellectual property enable a wide array of edge AI capabilities that include continuous learning and inference.
BrainChip is offering two development kits both including the AKD1000 chip on a mini-PCI board: an X86 Shuttle PC development kit, as well as an ARM-based Raspberry Pi development kit.
Anil Mankar, BrainChip co-founder and Chief Development Officer, said, “Offering development kits is not only a major step towards full commercialisation, it’s also an exciting opportunity to see how our partners and future customers will put Akida to work in environments and scenarios like consumer electronics, industrial applications, aerospace and defense systems, healthcare and medical devices, automotive technology and more. We believe the AKD1000 silicon, or the licensing of Akida in a configurable IP format, will lead to major changes in industries using AI at the edge because of its performance, security, low power requirements and mainly, Akida’s ability to perform AI training and learning on the device itself, without dependency on the cloud.”
Development kits for Akida-based applications and solutions evolving to production status are a step toward joining the neuromorphic revolution for edge AI applications.
BrainChip’s Akida brings artificial intelligence to the edge in a way that existing technologies are not capable. The solution is high-performance, small, ultra-low power and enables a wide array of edge capabilities. The Akida (NSoC) and intellectual property can be used in applications including Smart Home, Smart Health, Smart City and Smart Transportation. These applications include but are not limited to home automation and remote controls, industrial IoT, robotics, security cameras, sensors, unmanned aircraft, autonomous vehicles, medical instruments, object detection, sound detection, odor and taste detection, gesture control and cybersecurity.