With the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies, the electronic hardware manufacturers working within extremely tight tolerances increasingly look to AI solutions to expand its inspection capabilities to increase yield, improve product quality, and increase operational efficiency. With the unique ability to label the images or videos, the deep learning-based classification has become an appealing option for the electronics industry. It can identify objects on the production line with the best level of accuracy.
For electronic hardware manufacturers, all components that vary in shapes, sizes and locations must be carefully inspected and classified early in the production process. They need an over-all and efficient AI-based solution to perform deep learning training and inference tasks to increase inspection speed and accuracy. The solution must use a high-performance Intel® Core™-based AI system and with the supports of Intel® Edge Software Hub for Industrial and Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to complete training and inference. In addition, the AI system must integrate real-time vision I/O for connection to triggers and optical sensors and support multiple camera interfaces to accomplish various applications involving machine vision.
- High-performance Intel® Core™ processors
- Supports Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit
- Supports Intel® Edge Software Hub for Industrial
- High-resolution industrial cameras
Axiomtek AI Starter Kit
Axiomtek has proposed its AI Starter Kit, a completed starter kit featuring a high-performance Intel® Core™-based AI edge platform IPC962-511-FL with high-computing GPU/VPU support, a high-resolution camera, and built-in Axiomtek AI suite (AIS) based on Tensorflow Framework, Intel® Edge Software Hub for Industrial and Intel® OpenVINO™. This application-ready package enables manufacturers to ease the development of vision applications within automation.
The hardware platform, IPC962-511-FL, is a 2-slot fanless industrial system with LGA1151 Socket 7th/6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 & Celeron® processor. It comes with front-access I/O and adequate PCIe and PCI Slots. The Axiomtek AI Suite (AIS) is based on Intel® Edge Software Hub for Industrial to implement from deep-learning training to inference. It comes with web apps design and intuitive user interfaces, helping the users deploy AI without coding. By supporting both model optimizer and inference engine, this all-in-one implementation covers the needs from training to inference.