e-con Systems Releases Its Ready-To-Deploy AI Vision Kit for Running ML Models On The Edge

By Sharad Bhowmick

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e-con Systems has launched qSmartAI80_CUQ610, a ready to deploy AI vision kit. The kit features a Qualcomm QCS610 SoC-based SoM, e-con’s 4K MIPI low light camera module, Sony’s STARVIS 4K camera module, IMX415, and carrier board. This ready-to-deploy kit is designed for running image-based machine learning (ML) and deep learning models on the edge.

qSmartAI80_CUQ610

The company claims that this kit is designed to enable powerful computing for on-device image processing. The Finetuned Image Signal Processor (ISP) employed in this module has been optimized for the system to enhance the image output. According to the company, this ready-to-deploy kit is energy efficient which reduces the system load and also provides good thermal efficiency. The higher electrical and thermal efficiency helps in achieving a small overall form factor.

“The qSmartAI80_CUQ610 AI Vision kit marks a significant milestone as our first ever camera for Qualcomm QCS series of processors utilizing the state-of-the-art Image Signal Processor of Qualcomm processors. The qSmartAI80_CUQ610 developed in partnership with VVDN Technologies, a premier electronics engineering, and manufacturing company, is an ideal platform for our customers to develop next-generation edge-AI-enabled embedded vision applications. The embedded vision applications require consistent image quality from the cameras irrespective of challenging light conditions and customers leverage e-con’s expert IQ tuning and solutions capability to successfully launch their end products with the shortest time-to-market” said Ranjith Kumar, Senior product manager at e-con Systems™.

Arun Kumar PN, Director of Engineering at VVDN Technologies said, “We are excited to collaborate and work closely with e-con systems by providing them with our powerful SOM Solution based on the QCS610 platform.  VVDN has rich and deep expertise on Qualcomm’s  Snapdragon chipsets on the AI/ML side.  Our goal has always been to offer best in class experience to our customers through the innovative technologies   With VVDN’s QCS610 SOM, e-con’s qSmartAI80_CUQ610 will allow customers to innovate, transform and scale through powerful edge intelligence.”

The AI vision kit features good low light performance, a small form factor, low power consumption, and the ability to run image-based ML on edge, therefore, making it suitable for applications such as Robots, smart signage & Kiosks, Dash cameras, etc.


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