Estone Technology EMB-2237-AI, a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC for Edge AI applications
Based on an ARM processor like many SBCs like the Raspberry Pi, the EMB-2237-AI is a Pico-ITX board designed for use with Edge AI applications. Specifically, Estone Technology has integrated an NXP i.MX8X processor that includes two or four Cortex-A53 cores. According to the manufacturer, each core can clock up to 1.8 GHz, which it has complemented with a Vivante GPU along with 2 GB or 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The EMB-2237-AI also features 8 GB of NAND flash, but this can be expanded via iNAND or eMMC if needed. Naturally, there is a microSD card reader, too. Additionally, the EMB-2237-AI supports Ethernet, up to 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. via an Ampak AP6212 module.
Moreover, Estone has included two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 headers, a USB Type-C OTG port, along with RS-232 and RS-485 headers. An M.2-2230 E key slot allows you to add a more powerful network connection or an edge TPU module too, while a 12 V DC power barrel handles power. There are 4x GPIO and 2x I2C, as well as a 4-lane MIPI-CSI for connecting cameras. Finally, Estone has included a Cirrus Logic audio DSP.
The 100 x 72 mm board supports Android 9 BSP and a Yocto based Linux with kernel 4.14 Qt+Wayland. Additionally, the EMB-2237-AI can utilise the Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Estone is yet to provide pricing or availability details, though.