Avery Williams, Technical Marketing Engineer at Microchip Technology, demonstrates the company’s latest edge AI and vision technologies and products at the 2021 Embedded Vision Summit. Specifically, Williams demonstrates the company’s VectorBlox software development kits and PolarFire FPGAs for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Williams demonstrates the steps required to quickly get started with evaluating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms using Microchip Technology’s PolarFire Video Kit. This kit includes the VectorBlox Accelerator Software Development Kit (SDK), designed to enable developers to code in C/C++ and program power-efficient neural networks without prior FPGA design experience. This highly flexible SDK can execute models in TensorFlow and the open neural network exchange (ONNX) format, which offers the widest framework interoperability.
The VectorBlox Accelerator SDK is supported on Linux and Windows and also includes a bit-accurate simulator which provides the opportunity to validate the accuracy of the hardware while in the software environment. The neural network IP also included with the PolarFire Video Kit also supports the ability to load different network models at runtime.