Hailo expands Hailo-8 AI Accelerator portfolio targeting Edge AI applications

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Hailo, a developer of edge artificial intelligence (AI) processors, has expanded its Hailo-8 AI accelerator portfolio.

The new high-performance Hailo-8 Century PCIe card line offers up to 208 Tera Operations per Second (TOPS) for demanding applications, and the Hailo-8L makes advanced AI processing available for entry-level applications. Both product lines have been competitively priced.

“The expansion of our Hailo-8 AI accelerator portfolio is unlocking new opportunities for our customers to harness real-time, power-efficient intelligence in a diverse range of applications and industries,” said Orr Danon, CEO of Hailo. “With the rise of generative AI driven applications, our powerful and cost-efficient solutions bring unmatched AI performance and power efficiency, enabling state-of-the-art transformer-based models such as ViT, CLIP and SAM, at the edge.”

The Hailo-8L, with up to 13 TOPS, is designed to support entry level products requiring limited AI capacity or lower performance. The Hailo-8 Century line, comprising PCIe cards delivering 52 to 208 TOPS, enables demanding applications such as video management systems handling a large number of video streams. These cards deliver power efficiency at 400 FPS per watt on the ResNet50 benchmark model, while providing up to a 70% reduction in edge AI deployment costs. They feature a robust design that supports industrial temperature ranges and ensures compatibility with virtually any environment or application.

Hailo-8 Century and Hailo-8L provide low-latency, high-efficiency processing, capable of handling complex pipelines with multiple real-time streams and concurrent processing of multiple models and AI tasks. The expanded portfolio features seamless scalability for future upgrades, as all products are compatible with the same field-proven and comprehensive Hailo-8 software suite.

For reference, the Hailo-8L can run the benchmark classification model ResNet50 at 500 FPS, and the Century high performance PCIe cards can run this model at up to 10K FPS.

According to Danon, "This significant expansion marks a milestone in delivering seamless real-time intelligence for diverse edge AI applications ranging from security and smart cities to transportation, smart retail, industrial automation, automotive, and beyond."

The Hailo-8 expansion follows on from Hailo’s launch of the Hailo-15 vision processor units in Q1 2023, which are currently sampling and integrate AI performance directly into cameras, enhancing both video quality and video analytics.