Google's Raspberry Pi-like Coral board lands: Turbo-charged AI on a tiny computer

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Developers can now get their hands on Google’s souped-up answer to the Raspberry Pi: the $150 Coral Dev Board, which features Google’s Edge TPU machine-learning accelerator for low-powered devices that sit on the edge of a network. 

Google unveiled the tiny Edge TPU ASIC last July as its low-cost chip for bringing machine learning to sensors that can run machine-learning models on the TensorFlow lite framework. 

The Edge TPU now features in the Coral-branded $75 USB ‘thum bdrive’ accelerator and as part of a removable ‘system on module’ that ships with a developer baseboard.  

The Edge TPU Module includes an NXP i.MX 8M system on chip that consists of a quad-core Cortex-A53 and Cortex-M4F, a Vivante GC7000

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