Intelligent vision system integrates 8th Gen UP Xtreme with the BrainFrame platform from AOTU.AI


Aaeon’s “UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package” relies on the Whiskey Lake powered UP Xtreme SBC and Myriad X AI modules and gives AOTU.AI’s Linux-based BrainFrame sensible imaginative and prescient Software program

Aaeon and AOTU.AI have launched Aaeon’s second model of its fanless UPX-Edge embedded laptop, which itself relies on its community-backed. Whiskey Lake pushed UP Xtreme SBC. The UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package {hardware} seems to be similar, however the system is preloaded with AOTU.AI ’s Linux-driven BrainFrame software program for sensible imaginative and prescient purposes.

UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package and BrainFrame screens
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The UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package is designed for vision-based entry management, uniform compliance, manufacturing automation, and video analytics purposes. The BrainFrame software program “permits any linked Digital camera to turn out to be a repeatedly monitoring Good Imaginative and prescient system,” says Aaeon.

BrainFrame provides an automated algorithm fusion and optimization engine mixed with “self-contained” VisionCapsules —’s open supply algorithm packaging format. These capsules “have a negligible reminiscence footprint and embody all needed code, recordsdata, and metadata to explain and implement a machine studying algorithm,” says Aaeon.

The drag-and¬-drop software program lets customers “simply decide and mix quite a lot of capsules to extract subtle information from video streams all with out the necessity for any programming,” says AOTU.AI. A number of VisionCapsules are preloaded and others can be found for obtain. Builders create their very own VisionCapsules with the assistance of a Python API and share them with others.,

BrainFrame is deployed with server and shopper packages operating on prime of Linux. The software program integrates with Intel’s OpenVINO toolkit, which was already supported by the UPX-Edge system. The software program works with the AI Core M.2 B/M-key module with 2x Myriad X VPUs, which is commonplace right here.


The UPX-Edge, or UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Package, system debuted final December beginning at $499. The BrainFrame mannequin provides a quad-core, 8x-thread Core i5-8365UE clocked at 1.6GHz/4.1GHz. The system provides the utmost 16GB DDR4 and is preloaded with Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux kernel together with the BrainFrame software program

UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package, back and front
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Customary options carried over from the UP Xtreme SBC embody 64GB eMMC, a powered SATA interface, HDMI and DisplayPorts, 2x GbE ports, and 4x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports. Not like the SBC, the UPX Edge expresses the UP Xtreme’s RS232/422/485 headers as 2x DB9 COM ports.

Along with the M.2 B/M-key slot with AI Core module, you get an mSATA-ready mini-PCIe slot with SIM slot and an M.2 2230 E-key slot. The UPX Edge extends the 40-pin RPi HAT and STM32-related GPIO, that are managed on the UP Xtreme by an Altera MAX 5 FPGA, as Phoenix connectors on both facet of the system. There’s additionally an audio jack and 4x antenna connectors.

The 190 x 130 x 78.6mm UPX Edge has a -20 to 70°C working vary (or zero to 70°C when utilizing eMMC) and includes a thermal block for the M.2 slot. You get a 12-60V DC energy provide with a lockable connector, energy button, and LED, in addition to an RTC.

Additional info

The UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Package is accessible now at an undisclosed worth. Extra info could also be present in Aaeon’s announcement and product web page

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