The Coral System-on-Module (SoM) is a 40mm x 48mm pluggable module that is a fully-integrated system for accelerated ML applications (includes CPU, GPU, Edge TPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Secure Element). More
The Coral System-on-Module (SoM) is a 40mm x 48mm pluggable module that is a fully-integrated system for accelerated ML applications (includes CPU, GPU, Edge TPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Secure Element).
The Coral System-on-Module (SoM) is a fully-integrated system designed for building embedded devices that require fast machine learning (ML) inferencing. It contains NXP’s iMX 8M system-on-chip (SoC), eMMC memory, LPDDR4 RAM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but its unique power comes from Google’s Edge TPU coprocessor for high-speed machine learning inferencing.
Coral SoM is a fully-integrated Linux system that includes NXP’s iMX8M system-on-chip (SoC), eMMC memory, LPDDR4 RAM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and the Edge TPU coprocessor for ML acceleration. It runs a derivative of Debian Linux called Mende.
The on-board Edge TPU coprocessor is capable of performing 4 trillion operations (tera-operations) per second (TOPS), using 0.5 watts for each TOPS (2 TOPS per watt). For example, it can execute state-of-the-art mobile vision models such as MobileNet v2 at 400 FPS, in a power-efficient manner. This on-device processing reduces latency, increases data privacy, and removes the need for a high-bandwidth connection used to perform ML inferencing in the cloud.
The SoM connects to your own baseboard hardware with three 100-pin connectors.
User readily available models on TensorFlow Lite that can be compiled to run on the Edge TPU.
Easily build and deploy fast, high-accuracy custom image classification models to your device with AutoML Vision Edge.
Also available with a baseboard as part of the Coral Dev Board.
|CPU||NXP i.MX 8M SoC (quad Cortex-A53, Cortex-M4F)|
|GPU||Integrated GC7000 Lite Graphics|
|ML accelerator||Google Edge TPU coprocessor:
4 TOPS (int8); 2 TOPS per watt
|RAM||1 GB LPDDR4 (option for 2 GB or 4 GB coming soon)|
|Flash memory||8 GB eMMC|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO (802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.2|
|Dimensions||48mm x 40mm x 5mm|