Google Launches Coral Dev Board

Google has a new hardware project that aims at those looking to tinker with AI. The hardware device is called Coral, and it packs an Edge TPU platform, and a custom made ASIC that is designed to run machine learning algorithms. The board uses an NXP i.MX 8M SoC that has a quad-core Cortex-A53 on board along with a Cortex-M4F.

Integrated graphics are via a GC7000 Lite Graphics GPU, and the board has 1GB of RAM total. Internal storage is 8GB of eMMC and WiFi and Bluetooth are noted. The device has USB Type-C OTG, Type-C power connection, and a Type-A 3.0 host.

Other features include Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5mm audio port, a microphone, full-size HDMI connectivity, a four-lane MIPI-DSI and 4-lane MIPI-CSI2 camera support. GPIO pins are laid out just like a Raspberry Pi.

Google’s Coral dev board is available to order now for $149 with shipping expected to start today. Hackaday reports that users can buy the Google device at Mouser Electronics.