Aetina launches ASIC-based Edge AI system powered by Blaize

Aetina, an edge AI solution provider that offers embedded computing hardware and software for AI and IoT, has launched a new ASIC-based edge AI system powered by the programmable Blaize Pathfinder P1600 Embedded System on Module (SoM).

The Aetina AI inference system - AIE-CP1A-A1 - is a small-sized embedded computer designed for different computer vision applications, including object detection, human motion detection, and automated inspection.

The AIE-CP1A-A1 model features the Blaize Pathfinder P1600 Embedded SoM, and is intended for rugged and challenging environments and embedded systems that need extended temperature ranges.

The system features Dual ARM Cortex A53 processors, 16 GSP cores providing 16 TOPS AI performance, and benefits from low memory bandwidth and low latency, making it capable of accelerating neural network (NN) deployment and deep learning (DL) process.

Based on the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture, the Pathfinder enables energy-efficient processing power for AI inferencing workloads at the edge, easily plugs into a custom carrier board, and runs autonomously or integrated within a larger system.

Due to its compact, fanless design and multiple I/O ports, the AIE-CP1A-A1 can fit both commercial and industrial-grade AI-powered systems that involve vision AI-related inference. The Blaize Pathfinder also supports H.264/H.265 video encoder and decoder, making it compatible with different sensors to run quick image recognition and video analytics tasks.

Aetina offers customised carrier boards and computer cases for sophisticated system integration and chip-down design service to provide other kinds of embedded computing models, such as single-board computer (SBC) with the Blaize Pathfinder in addition to regular box PCs.

Moreover, Aetina can help developers convert their AI inference models to a format that can run and function normally on edge devices built with ASIC chips.