Xilinx technology to power Baidu Brain Edge AI applications

17 January 2019

Baidu EdgeBoard Based on Xilinx MPSoC

Xilinx technology is enabling the next-generation of intelligent edge application development from Baidu.

Xilinx today announced that the newly unveiled EdgeBoard, Baidu’s edge acceleration computing solution, is enabled by Xilinx. The EdgeBoard is a turn-key solution which is available fully configured directly from Baidu. It can also be configured and customised as part of the Baidu Brain AI Hardware Platform initiative, developed to deliver proven market-specific technologies to the industry, so that companies can quickly adopt and deploy them for edge-specific applications.

The Baidu Brain AI Hardware Platform is part of the Baidu Brain AI capabilities open platform, encompassing Baidu’s open computing services, and hardware and software products for edge artificial intelligence (AI) applications. EdgeBoard is based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, which integrates powerful real-time processors with programmable logic, providing developers with unrivaled levels of system performance, flexibility and scalability, allowing them to quickly build and bring to market innovative AI products. The Xilinx MPSoC-based EdgeBoard will enable the development of edge application products such as smart-video security surveillance solutions, advanced-driver-assistance systems and next-generation robots.

“Xilinx offers the world's leading adaptive chips and development support. The flexible EdgeBoard we built based on Xilinx is designed to enable developers and engineers to quickly leverage Baidu-proven technology or deploy self-defined models, enabling faster deployment,” said Youping Yu, general manager of Baidu’s AI ecosystem division. “This is the ideal acceleration engine to enable Baidu Brain to broadly serve Chinese edge AI developers.”

“We are very excited to be selected as the AI technology for the Baidu Brain AI Hardware Platform,” said Freddy Engineer, corporate vice president, global data center sales, Xilinx. “The massive and open ecosystem being built by Baidu will accelerate the innovation of edge AI across China, resulting in products and solutions that will improve the way we work and live.”

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