LG Introduces LG8111 AI Chip And Development Kit for On-device AI

LG Introduces LG8111 AI Chip And Development Kit for On-device AI

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LG Electronics has introduced a highly-integrated LG8111 AI Chip together with a corresponding Eris Reference Board for edge AI Processing.

The LG8111 AI chip for on-device AI inference is equipped with an LG-specific AI processor that can copy the neural network of the human brain and process the deep learning algorithm efficiently. The SoC supports hardware processing in AI capabilities like video, voice, and control intelligence.

Since the chip has a low power low latency feature that enhances its self learning capacity, products built with the chip can implement On-Device AI learned and inferred by themselves. The chip also supports AWS IoT Greengrass and the integration of the Eris Reference board with AWS IoT Greengrass allows for easier deployment of a variety of applications and solutions.

Features of the LG8111 AI SoC: 

  • LG Neural Engine 
    • LG proprietary AI Accelerator
    • Inference/Training engine
    • Support for TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite, Caffe
  • Quad-Core CPU 
    • ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at a frequency of 1.0 GHz
    • 32KB L1 cache and a 1MB L2 cache
    • NEON, FPU, and Cryptography extension.
  • Vision Accelerator 
    • Dedicated vision for DSP which enables feature extraction and image warping.
  • Camera Engine: 
    • 5M + 5M dual ISP pipeline
    • Parallel interface
    • Noise reduction
    • Lens distortion correction
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) pre-processing
  • Video Encoder: 
    • Support for full HD video H.264 encoding
  • Audio Engine: 
    • “Always-on” voice recognition
    • Voice Activity Detector with dedicated Audio DSP

The LG LG8111 AI development board on the other hand, is a cost-effective machine learning device development platform for applications such as control intelligence, image classification/recognition, speech recognition, and more. It can provide improved sensor data collection/analysis as well as machine learning inference performance. The board will also find its application in areas like home automation, industrial automation, lighting, etc.

Features and Specifications of the LG LG8111 AI Development Board:

  • ARM HW Architecture
  • eMMC storage
  • Camera Interface support
  • GPIO, I2C, MIPI, PWM, SD, UART, USB
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz Network only
  • C/C++ programming language
  • Security Features: Hardware Encryption, Secure Boot, TEE
  • Operating System: Linux and Ubuntu 18.04
  • Power Supply: Battery
  • Industrial temperature range: -40°C to +85 °C
  • Form Factor: Embedded

The company has stated a number of component-specific solution highlights on the board. You can visit their official product page for that as well as other details about the board or the chip. They also went ahead to drop their email address: LGSIC-AI@lge.com for those who are interested in getting the reference board or have some questions about the LG8111 AI chip.

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Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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