The Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing is built around Sipeed MAix M1 AI MODULE with Kendryte K210 processor inside. It's a low cost but powerful raspberry pi AI hat which assists raspberry pi run the AI at the edge, it also can work independently for edge computing applications.
The MAix M1 is a powerful RISC-V 600MHz AI module that features dual-core 64-bit CPU, 230GMULps 16-bit KPU(Neural Network Processor), FPU(Float Point Unit) supports DP&SP, and APU(Audio Processor) supports 8 mics.
In addition to the powerful Kendryte K210 processor, the Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing board provides a wealth of peripherals: I2C/UART/SPI/I2S/PWM/GPIO. The hat also offers an LCD and a camera interface, which supports the Sipeed 2.4inch QVGA LCD and DVP camera, it will be helpful and convenience with your AI vision project. Just like the Sipeed MAix BiT Kit for RISC-V AI+IoT, we will release the kit with a camera and an LCD soon. For AI voice recognition applications, we add a high-quality microphone. And for robot or motion applications, there is an onboard 3-axis accelerometers sensor, which is more accurate and easy to use compared to external sensors.
We have released varies of SIPEED AI products, we believe it is time to make it Grove and bring all our hundreds of grove senors and grove actuators to your AI applications. So here comes the Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing. We've added 6 grove connectors to this hat, including 1xDigital IO, 2xAnalog IO, 1xI2C, 1xUART, and 1xPWM. On top of that, based on kendryte-standalone-sdk, we added the full ArduinoCore-API interface to support Arduino IDE, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and other development environments. Which means you can run Grove Arduino Libraries and many excellent Arduino libraries on this board easily.
We hope this board may help you with your edge computing, AI vision, voice recognition, and other AI project.
Sincerely thanks for yokonav, marioalemn, shunya.sato.310, ross728, hitmanarky and all the other customers who gave us advice during the development of the this hat, we've listened to their opinions and adopted some suggestions. Please advise us in New Product Ideas, looking forward to your valuable comments.
Processor: Sipeed MAIX-I module w/o WiFi ( 1st RISC-V 64 AI Module, K210 inside )
1x USB 2.0 Device, Type C(Power and Programming)
6x Grove Interface: include 1x Digital IO, 1x PWM, 1x I2C, 1x UART, 2x ADC
1x Power LED, 1x Boot LED(can be used as User LED)
1x Reset Button, 1x Boot Button (can be used as User Button)
1x LCD Interface
1x Camera Interface
1x Digital Mic
1x Accelerometers Sensor
1x JTAG & ISP UART Pin Header
2x 20 Pin Header with I2C, UART, SPI, I2S, PWM, GPIO