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Raspberry Pi gets a boost in AI capabilities

04 June 2024
The Raspberry Pi M2.HAT+ board is integrated into the AI kit that can allow makers and professionals to add artificial intelligence to Raspberry Pi 5 designs. Source: Raspberry Pi

Ubiquitous single board computer (SBC) vendor Raspberry Pi is teaming up with artificial intelligence (AI) processor company Hailo for its latest AI-enabled kit for Raspberry Pi 5 designs.

Called the Raspberry Pi AI Kit, the add-on board is designed for professionals as well as makers to add AI capabilities for projects such as home automation, security, robotics and more.

The kit contains the latest Raspberry Pi M2. HAT+ board and the Hailo-8L M.2 AI acceleration module that allows for up to 13 terra operations per second (TOPS). The kit also has Raspberry Pi’s camera software stack and supports AI applications through Hailo’s software suite.

With 13 TOPS, the Raspberry Pi AI Kit can outperform other edge processors and Hailo’s accelerator has already been deployed to 300 users globally for solutions, the companies said.

“Our partnership with the world’s leading single-board computer provider will inspire a new era of computing, enhanced by our high-performance AI processing capacity,” said Orr Danon, CEO and co-founder of Hailo.

The M2.HAT+ board includes:

  • Support for single-lane PCIe 2.0 interface
  • M.2 M key edge connector support
  • 2230 or 2242 form factor support
  • Power and activity LEDs
  • Can supply up to 3A to connected M.2 devices.

The Raspberry Pi AI Kit will be demonstrated at the upcoming Maker Faire Hannover in August and at next week’s Embedded World China.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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