Now a Days there are many Development boards or single board computers like Most Popular Audrino, Raspberry Pi, Asus Tinker Board, Banana Pi etc they are used in different work but now Google is also entered in Single Board Computer System. “Coral” : Coral Dev Board is Single Computer which contain Edge TPU coprocessor for ML Projects. Google has now made available for developers a Raspberry Pi-style development board.
What is TPU???
TPU which used in Coral Dev Board. So I Tell What is TPU?? TPU Stands for Tensor Processing Unit, Last Year Google announced its is working on the low powered version of Cloud TPU for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Edge TPU is free IoT Devices from the Google Clouds. Back in 2016, Google surprise the world with own Custom Machine Learning-focused processor called “Tensor Processor Unit”. According to Google, TPU is more 30 percent efficient and faster then Others CPUs and GPUs, which is used in Machine-Learning Platform.
Later, Nvidia integrated the TPU or “Tensor Cores” to its GPUs. This Latest Google Cloud TPUs have Some Performance and greater graphics in Nvidia GPUs.
Google Coral Specs
Edge TPU Module
|CPU||NXP i.MX 8M SOC (quad Cortex-A53, Cortex-M4F)|
|GPU||Integrated GC7000 Lite Graphics|
|ML accelerator||Google Edge TPU coprocessor|
|RAM||1 GB LPDDR4|
|Flash memory||8 GB eMMC|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO (802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz) Bluetooth 4.1|
|Dimensions||48mm x 40mm x 5mm|
|Flash memory||MicroSD slot|
|USB||Type-C OTG Type-C power Type-A 3.0 host Micro-B serial console|
|LAN||Gigabit Ethernet port|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack (CTIA compliant) Digital PDM microphone (x2) 2.54mm 4-pin terminal for stereo speakers|
|Video||HDMI 2.0a (full size) 39-pin FFC connector for MIPI-DSI display (4-lane) 24-pin FFC connector for MIPI-CSI2 camera (4-lane)|
|GPIO||3.3V power rail 40 – 255 ohms programmable impedance ~82 mA max current|
|Power||5V DC (USB Type-C)|
|Dimensions||88 mm x 60 mm x 24mm|