MediaTek collaborated with Google to create the new Coral Dev Board Mini, which combines a MediaTek MT8167Swith Google’s Coral Accelerator Module and wireless connectivity altogether in a small form factor, low-cost hardware development kit. The software runs a derivative of Debian Linux and there's support for a wide range of AI frameworks, such as TensorFlow Lite and AutoML Vision Edge.
The Dev Board Mini is designed for developers to prototype voice and visual processing applications that are processed at the edge, where the speed of local inference allows considerable savings on network bandwidth and cloud compute costs. Processing the data locally also helps preserve user privacy and keeps Corporate/Enterprise information contained where this is preferred.
The MediaTek MT8167S provides a highly efficient quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 CPU and IMG PowerVR GE8300 series graphics processor, plus Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5 built in. The Coral Dev Board Mini also includes 2GB of memory and 8GB of storage, plus numerous A/V IO, a 40-pin GPIO and two USB Type-C interfaces onto its tiny PCB.