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From Mediatek: The powerful i700 will drive a new wave of AI-infused IoT devices

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 13, 2019

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

As the IoT industry is rapidly changing and IoT devices are becoming more than just simple reporting and action tools to heavy-lifting data processors, the MediaTek i700 platform is designed to meet the needs new cutting-edge IoT applications that demand raising the bar of 'smarts' in either homes, cities, buildings, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing.

With its significant edge-AI capability, the i700 platform is ideal for new applications such as automated retail stores with facial recognition payment mechanisms, or smart buildings with facial access control for streamlining secure entry points for employees. In warehousing, in conjunction with its support for multiple high resolution cameras and an integrated depth engine, it can be used as the backbone for scenario awareness and obstacle detection systems in automated forklifts. The 3D human pose detection functionality could enables novel apps such as fitness coaching services, for example.

The application potential is vast because of its impressive AI engine that comprises of a multi-core, multi-threaded AI Processor, AI Accelerator and AI Face Detection Engine, all rolled into one unit. Combined, the powerful new CPU and GPU components, the i700 platform performs AI computations up to 5X faster the i500 platform and with the latest Android OS' is capable of fast and fluid multitasking.

In addition, the i700 includes fast Wi-Fi 5 and low-energy Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, as well as an integrated 4G LTE Cat-12 modem, allowing devices to be portable, or fitted in remote areas beyond Wi-Fi connectivity.


Source: https://www.mediatek.com/blog/the-powerful-i700-will-drive-a-new-wave-of-ai-infused-iot-devices


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 13, 2019

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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