Innodisk has announced the release of the EXMU-X261, an FPGA Machine Vision Platform, as its latest entry into the AI sector.
In a statement, Innodisk said its FPGA Machine Vision Platform is intended to pave the way for industrial system integrators wanting to develop machine vision applications, thanks to AMD‘s Xilinx Kria K26 SOM, which was developed to support smart city and smart factory applications.
Innodisk stated that a significant machine vision application, automated flaw inspection, is a critical technology in modern manufacturing. A visual inspection performed automatically ensures that the product operates as intended and satisfies requirements. In these instances, Innodisk said it is critical to employ a quick and highly precise inspection technique. According to Innodisk, operators must manually inspect each product without AI, which takes an average of three seconds per item. Product inspection in factories can now be automated with the help of AI solutions such as Innodisk’s FPGA Machine Vision Platform, resulting in a process that is not only faster and cheaper but also completely free of human error.
The FPGA Machine Vision Platform from Innodisk includes 1GbE LAN, 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 connections, 2 M.2 slots, and a variety of other expansion and connectivity options. EXMU-X261 is durable enough for the harshest industrial conditions, with the platform’s operational temperature support ranging from 0° to 70° C and optional industrial temperature support ranging from -40° to +85° C. Furthermore, the EXMU-X261 supports Innodisk’s InnoAgent out-of-band remote management module, allowing the platform to be operated remotely from anywhere, even after a system crash or an in-band network failure. According to Innodisk, this is critical for any automated system since it allows it to be entirely unmanned, lowering staff and maintenance expenses even further.
Innodisk added that customers could benefit from AMD’s Xilinx Kria K26 SOM’s ability to quickly get applications to market thanks to EXMU-full X261’s support for Innodisk’s AI Suite SDK, which includes an FPGA Model Zoo as well as Innodisk’s in-house software solutions such as iCAP (Innodisk Cloud Administration Platform) and iVIT (Innodisk Virtualization Technology) (Innodisk Vision Intelligence Toolkit). For instance, iVIT provides a deep learning environment for efficiently creating and deploying “no-code-operation” solutions.