SolidRun and Gyrfalcon Create Mini SOM for Accelerated AI Performance

June 4th, 2019

Today, we’re excited to introduce our new i.MX 8M Mini System on Module (SOM) with robust processing power and Gyrfalcon’s artificial intelligence acceleration technology. SolidRun’s i.MX 8M Mini SOM combines all of the essential components necessary to quickly prototype powerful AI solutions into a compact 47mm x 30mm module, including processor and memory options, a GPU, Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator chip, optional flash storage, audio and video input and output and more.

With designs supporting low-power applications to those that require extreme processing capabilities, our new i.MX 8M Mini SOMs harness NXP’s Arm Cortex A53 single/dual/quad core 1.8Ghz i.MX 8M processors with advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology. This cutting-edge building block is tailor made for a wide range of IoT and industrial applications, and features up to 4GB LPDDR4, wireless communications options including Bluetooth and WIFI, PCIe 2.0 and robust multimedia features including 20 audio channels (32bits), MIPI-DSI, and a 1080p encoder and decoder.

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Ideal for digital assistant solutions, autonomous cars, security camera systems, video and audio analytics, digital signage and more, our new Mini SOM harnesses the power of Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator to help manufacturers quickly and cost effectively create powerful Edge AI applications based on TensorFlow, Caffe and PyTorch deep learning frameworks that benefit from a powerful dedicated AI acceleration processor. The 9 x 9mm accelerator, based on Gyrfalcon’s Matrix Processing Engine architecture, offers multi-dimensional, high-speed neural network processing at very low power, rated at 24 TOPS/W per chip.

The new i.MX 8M Mini SOM can also be paired with our HummingBoard Pulse carrier board, offering developers the capabilities of pairing the processing capabilities of the Mini SOM with a nearly limitless variety of external connectivity and communications features.

The i.MX 8M Mini SOM with Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® 2803S AI accelerator chip is available today through SolidRun or Arrow. To help expedite the development process, customers will be provided access to an SDK featuring drivers, prebuilt libraries, API for easy software integration, pretrained Convolutional Neural Network models and sample source code.

2 replies
  1. Roi Kobo
    Roi Kobo says:


    For the USB2 camera we need a smaller circuit that takes the data from the USB2 camera and outputs it to Ethernet.

    Do you have any circuits with imx8? Or something else to suggest?


    • Jake Jones
      Jake Jones says:

      Hi Roi,
      We have a variety of platforms and products, including the i.MX8M SOM and HummingBoard Pulse multimedia IoT platform. It would be best for you to contact our support directly at [email protected] to discuss the solution that fits your needs best.


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