SolidRun‘s growing line of i.MX 8M Plus-powered solutions continue to expand. The company recently released a new version of its popular CuBox micro-edge computer, packing the quad-core variant of this powerful new processor — also giving it a major boost in performance and general capability compared to the last generation.
The ultra-compact desktop edge computer affords users the advantages of its quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor, integrated Cortex M7 core, Cadence Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP, and integrated neural processing unit while maintaining a pocketable form factor.
At just eight cubic inches (2”x2”x2”), CuBox-M is smaller than a Rubik’s Cube, yet offers a unique combination of design simplicity, connectivity, and engineering capability. It’s ideal for on-the-go demos, software testing, image processing and more.
The CuBox-M is equipped with multiple USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI output with plug-and-play desktop standards that software developers are used to. Additionally, SolidRun offers an upgraded version of the CuBox-M that adds Power over Ethernet (PoE), making it so that a single Ethernet cable connection can serve double duty as a connectivity source and power source for the entire CuBox-M system.
CuBox is a simple plug and play solution capable of running the embedded software developers need without the associated clutter of cables and exposed silicon that comes with typical developer boards. It supports Android and Linux-based operating systems, with ports available today on the GitHub page.
What can you do with a CuBox-M?
● Software development and testing
● Camera-based image recognition
● AI and machine learning inference at the edge
● Connect and manage digital signage
● Prototype virtual assistant and IoT applications
● Control your smart home
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