Maxim Integrated's New Neural-Network-Accelerator MAX78000 SoC Now Available at Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new MAX78000 chip from Maxim Integrated. Built on a dual-core microcontroller and incorporating an ultra-low-power deep neural network accelerator, the MAX78000 delivers the computational horsepower necessary for high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
The MAX78000 is ideal for applications including machine vision, facial recognition, object detection and classification, time-series data processing, and audio processing.
The Maxim MAX78000, available from Mouser Electronics, integrates two microcontroller cores for system control: an Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor and a 32-bit RISC-V coprocessor. The RISC-V processor integrates special features to support fast and low-power data loading to the neural network accelerator. Once configured and loaded with data, the MAX78000's 442-Kbyte-weight convolutional neural network (CNN) accelerator runs AI inferences at less than 1/100th of the power and over 100 times faster than microcontroller solutions.
The MAX78000 processor offers highly efficient power management, maximizing operating time for battery-powered Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With dynamic voltage scaling, the processor minimizes active core power consumption, while selectable SRAM retention is available in low-power modes. The processor's combination of low-power performance and highly efficient computing reduces latency by a factor of 100 and enables the execution of AI inferences at the IoT edge.
The MAX78000 is supported by the MAX78000 evaluation kit. In addition to a MAX78000 processor, the evaluation kit features a digital microphone, gyroscope/accelerometer, parallel camera module support, and a 3.5-inch touch-enabled color TFT display. Also available from Mouser is the MAX78000FTHR, a development board in the Adafruit Feather form factor, designed for rapid prototyping of smaller systems.
To learn more about the MAX78000, visit https://www.mouser.com/new/maxim-integrated/maxim-max78000-processor/.