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Friday, December 09 2022 - 02:08
Aetina Launches New ASIC-Based Edge AI System Powered by Blaize
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, Dec. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Aetina(, an edge AI solution provider that offers 
embedded computing hardware and software for AI and IoT, has launched a new 
ASIC-based edge AI system powered by the programmable Blaize(R) Pathfinder 
P1600 Embedded System on Module (SoM). The Aetina AI inference 
system—AIE-CP1A-A1(—is a small-sized embedded computer 
designed for different computer vision applications, including object 
detection, human motion detection, and automated inspection.

The AIE-CP1A-A1 model features the small form factor Blaize(R) Pathfinder P1600 
Embedded SoM, ideal for rugged and challenging environments and embedded 
systems that need extended temperature ranges. It features Dual ARM Cortex A53 
processors, 16 GSP cores providing 16 TOPS AI performance, and the benefits of 
low memory bandwidth and low latency, making it capable of accelerating neural 
network (NN) deployment and deep learning (DL) process.

Based on the Blaize( Graph Streaming Processor (GSP®) 
architecture, the Pathfinder enables energy-efficient processing power ideal 
for AI inferencing workloads at the edge, easily plugs into a custom carrier 
board, and runs autonomously or integrated within a larger system. Due to its 
compact, fanless design and multiple I/O ports, the AIE-CP1A-A1 can fit both 
commercial and industrial-grade AI-powered systems that involve vision 
AI-related inference. The Blaize Pathfinder also supports H.264/H.265 video 
encoder and decoder, making it compatible with different sensors to run quick 
image recognition and video analytics tasks.

Aetina offers customized carrier boards and computer cases for sophisticated 
system integration and chip-down design service to provide other kinds of 
embedded computing models, such as single-board computer (SBC) with the Blaize 
Pathfinder in addition to regular box PCs. Moreover, Aetina helps developers 
convert their AI inference models to a format that can run and function 
normally on edge devices built with ASIC chips.

"We are now expanding our edge computing product line to bring more GPU and 
ASIC-based solutions to help developers build their AI systems in various 
verticals and industries," said Jackal Chen, Senior Product Manager at Aetina. 
"The AIE-CP1A-A1 model, powered by Blaize Pathfinder P1600 SoM, is our first 
ASIC-based system. In the future, by integrating different types of chips and 
modules, we can offer heterogeneous computing devices that are suitable for 
different AI models."

"Keeping AI processing and inferencing workloads at the edge, rather than 
sending data to the cloud, is critical for cost-effective and almost 
latency-free AI applications," said Dinakar Munagala, CEO and Co-founder of 
Blaize. "The Pathfinder SoM and our GSP architecture enable this key business 
objective for the demands of computer vision applications, including object 
detection, autonomous optical inspection, robotics, and more."

Additionally, Aetina is now developing more ASIC-based AI accelerators with M.2 
and EDSFF specification for developers, speeding up the inference processes of 
their AI models at the edge.

Source: Aetina Corporation

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   Caption: The Aetina AI inference system AIE-CP1A-A1 is a small-sized 
embedded computer designed for different computer vision applications, 
including object detection, human motion detection, and automated inspection.