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June 2021 - Leading global technology distributor and
solutions provider Avnet Asia will host the "Avnet AI
Cloud Exhibition", showcasing innovative technology, applications and solutions
in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning together with its suppliers
and partners. With the ability to quickly design, develop and deploy solutions,
Avnet can meet the needs of a variety of application scenarios to accelerate
the industrialization of artificial intelligence.
During this period, Avnet will also hold the "Avnet
2021 Artificial Intelligence Cloud Conference" on June 29, 2021. Joined by developers,
engineers, and decision makers in the AI field, the summit will feature
cutting-edge technology trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning,
and in-depth discussions on the development, future prospects and blueprints for
AI to encourage and accelerate innovation.
KS Lim, senior director of supplier management at
Avnet Asia said, "MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global artificial
intelligence (AI) market size to grow to over USD 300 billion by 2026, and the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow
at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. As the
world's leading technology distributor and solution provider, Avnet has a comprehensive
ecosystem that provides customers with end-to-end artificial intelligence and
machine learning solutions, reducing the cost and complexity of product
development to enable application scenarios. We will continue to work hand in
hand with our suppliers and partners to further contribute to the development
and maturity of the entire AI ecosystem."
The virtual exhibition is divided into three
sections: AI smart solution demonstration area, Avnet design service demonstration
area, and a partner solution demonstration area. In the AI smart solution demonstration
area, participants can learn about Avnet's various innovative technologies and
industrial applications, including:
- AI camera: A smart AI camera utilizing a neural
network implemented in the FPGA fabric. It integrates an independent
high-performance ISP camera module based on the Xilinx Zynq7020 to achieve a
variety of functions, including noise reduction, wide dynamic range, light
source detection, motion detection and edge enhancement function.
- BlueBox AI platform: The embedded edge
artificial intelligence box can perform multi-channel convolutional neural
network operations. It facilitates real-time multi-channel AI functions such as
face detection, passenger and traffic statistics, and license plate recognition.
All functions operate independently and can work simultaneously to provide edge
artificial intelligence analytic solutions. The box integrates all the above
functions through the underlying Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC to perform AI
computing on demand.
- ROS on Ultra96: The open source Robot Operating
System (ROS) runs on the Avnet Ultra96 development board, which features the
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The programmable logic part of the Zynq
UltraScale+ MPSoC provides deep learning acceleration capabilities, while
consolidating a range of ROS functions such as control, SLAM, and navigation.
The small form-factor Ultra96 single board computer running ROS makes an ideal
platform for developing autonomous robots, service robots, and general purpose
In the partner demonstration area, Avnet's
suppliers and partners will also showcase their innovations:
- ON Semiconductor: A variety of advanced imaging
technologies such as high speed, short exposure, global shutter and platform
solutions will be displayed to address the application of different scenarios
such as factory automation and the challenges faced in industrial AI
applications, to accelerate innovation.
- Samtec: Fast-growing technologies like
Artificial Intelligence are driving new system architectures that demand
increased bandwidths, frequencies and densities. To meet these challenges,
Samtec offers innovative high-performance interconnects that exceed AI industry
- STMicroelectronics: Introduce embedded AI
solutions based on deep learning models running on high performance 32-bit microcontroller
and also machine learning based MEMS sensor.
- Western Digital: IX SN530 NVMeTM
industrial-grade SSD will be displayed, which supports a new generation of data-rich
industrial design and autonomous vehicle design
- Xilinx: Will
showcase its real-time multi-task autonomous driving AI perception processing
solution, which uses the industry-leading lightweight optimization algorithm to
achieve vehicle detection, lane line detection, lane detection in ADAS and
autonomous driving scenarios through a single model. It can perform multiple
tasks such as driving area detection and depth estimation. In addition, Xilinx
will also demonstrate the application of Versal-based DPU in low-latency
automatic driving and pose detection.
- YAGEO Group: Will showcase the flagship
products from its main brands YAGEO, KEMET and PULSE, including YAGEO
resistors, KEMET polymer capacitors, and PULSE network devices, to provide high
reliability polymer and ceramic capacitor solutions for AI chips and DC power
supplies for autopilot computers
From now till end July, visit http://avnet.mofyi.com/avnet_en/ to learn more about the artificial intelligence technologies,
applications and solutions by Avnet and its partners.