Arrow collaborates with Thundersoft to Help Engineers in Designing AI-Powered Devices


The new AI kit is incorporated with face recognition and object detection SDK, to empower developers in training and verifying algorithms and quickly creating AI applications

Arrow Electronics Inc., a leading global technology solutions provider, has collaborated with Thunder Software Technology Co Ltd. (Thundersoft), a global leader in providing smart platform technology, to assist the engineers and developers in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) technology in growing base of gateway/edge devices required to power applications like robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, industrial control, etc.

Arrow now offer TurboXTM AI Kit in Asia-Pacific

Arrow Electronics is now offering Thundercomm TurboXTM AI development kit, from Thundersoft, in the markets of Asia-Pacific. The new AI development kit is powered by Thundercomm TurboX™ D845 SOM and supports several optimised AI algorithms SDK, AI tools and AI cloud service based on Qualcomm AI engine, running on core heterogeneous architecture — Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor.

The new AI development kit was unveiled during the Arrow Edge Computing Seminar held at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park on Friday.

Speaking at the seminar, Dr Yangdong Deng from Tsinghua University, said “A hybrid cloud-based environment is essential to enable deep learning and algorithm optimisation. Recent edge-computing innovations can equip algorithm-powered devices with complicated computation and storage capabilities to perform mission-critical functions that are closer to the point of impact or where the users are.”

“An integrated model of cloud and edge computing working hand in hand allows us to optimise compute, storage and networking resources and deliver best AI performance,” added Dr Deng.

AI Kit to help engineers create quick applications

Jacky Wan, Vice President of Engineering at Arrow’s components business, Asia-Pacific region, “In IoT world, a centralised and cloud-based environment is likely to pose challenges such as network latency and cost, connectivity complexity, and power consumption. With this addition to our broad range of technology offerings, we can better assist our broad network of engineers and device designers to architect an optimal intelligent system that can handle speech recognition, computer vision, complex event/data processing features on edge/gateway devices.”

“TurboX AI kit is a great tool for developers and manufacturers to help businesses. We are excited that TurboX is making its presence in the market, thanks to our long-term partner. Arrow’s engineering expertise and broad customer network is key to enabling us to bring the power of on-device AI into the hands of engineers and developers,” said Peng Cheng Zou, CTO of Thundersoft.

The optimised AI algorithms in the new AI kit is incorporated with face recognition and object detection SDK, which will empower the developers and manufacturers in training and verifying algorithms and quickly creating AI applications.


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