Edge AI SMARC-Standard Computer-on-Module by ADLINK is based on MediaTek's Genio 1200 processor.

ADLINK's newest SMARC board fits right inside its Raspberry Pi-inspired I-Pi carrier, making it ideal for high-performance computation at the edge.

Edge AI SMARC-Standard Computer-on-Module by ADLINK is based on MediaTek's Genio 1200 processor.

The ADLINK SMARC COM is a new computer-on-module created on the SMARC 2.1 protocol and equipped with a MediaTek Genio 1200 processor for edge AI applications, according to ADLINK.

"The module demonstrates a processing prowess previously only seen in x86 systems, and at half the power envelope," says ADLINK's Henri Parmentier of his company's latest unveiling. "It allows our clients to introduce advanced intelligent systems that can not only manage high workloads but also cut energy costs and leverage for a lower carbon footprint," says the company.

The Genio 1200, the first and most powerful chip in MediaTek's Genio series, lies at the core of the COM. The Genio 1200 includes an MT8395 processor with four high-performance Arm Cortex-A78 and four low-power Arm Cortex-A55 cores, a dual-core AI processing unit (APU) coprocessor with up to five TOPS of computing performance, a five-core Arm Mali-G57 MC5 graphics processor, a HiFi 4 digital signal processor (DSP), and a video processor with 4k60 encode and decode capabilities, which was just announced last


  • MediaTek MT8395 SoC (4x Arm Cortex-A78 and 4x Cortex-A55 cores)
  • Integrated APU running up to 5 TOPS
  • 4K HDMI/MIPI DSI display, MIPI CSI cameras
  • 1x PCIe x2 Gen3
  • 2x GbE Ethernet
  • 2x USB 3.0/2.0 and 4x USB 2.0
  • GPIO/SD and UFS
  • 5VDC +/-5% voltage input

ADLINK has added up to 8GB of LPDDR4X memory, 256GB of onboard UFS storage, three MIPI CSI interfaces, twin gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and two PCI Express Gen. 3 lanes to this. Overall, the business argues that the module is perfect for edge AI applications that would otherwise need a computer with far more power and space.

Recognizing that the SMARC standard has not yet been widely accepted, ADLINK has also announced compatibility with their Raspberry Pi-inspired I-Pi SMARC carrier board and a matching development kit package. The I-Pi SMARC 1200 is a carrier that includes a COM with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, as well as a power converter.

More information about the new module is available on the ADLINK website; the price has not yet been established.

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