InferX Hawk

Designed to support local edge-based inferencing for vision applications.

InferX Hawk from Flex Logix


InferX™ Hawk X1 platform is designed to support local edge-based inferencing for vision applications like optical inspection, logistics robots, factory safety and security, retail inventory and automated checkout, where low power, high accuracy and high throughput are critical.

It is a hardware and software-ready Mini-ITX x86 system designed to help customers quickly and easily customize, build and deploy edge and embedded AI systems. The new system includes the Flex Logix InferX X1 AI accelerator chip, AMD Ryzen™ R2314 embedded APU, InferX RT software and the Easy Vision platform running Linux or Windows to deliver a low power, high-performance AI system that customers can quickly and easily bring AI solutions to market. 

See InferX Hawk Product Brief HERE

The Hawk Advantage


The Hawk system leverages Flex Logix’s InferX accelerator, which is the industry’s most efficient AI inference chip for edge systems, offering a price/performance advantage over existing edge inference solutions. Customers using Hawk can also take advantage of Flex Logix’s Easy Vision platform that provides ready-to-use models that are trained to perform the most common object detection capabilities such as hard-hat detection, people counting, face mask detection and license plate recognition.

With a simple development flow that reduces hardware dependencies, risk and time to market, while delivering a lower power, higher performance system. 

Target Markets


The InferX Hawk system is designed for a wide range of smart vision and video applications, many that are traditionally based on Windows. The Hawk system now offers edge AI developers flexibility to meet their customer needs with their operating system (OS) of choice and enables:
 

Safety and Security
  • Mask, personal protection equipment (PPE) detection, building access, data anonymization and privacy 
Manufacturing and Industrial Optical Inspection
  • Employee safety, logistics and packaging, and inspection of parts, processes and quality 
Traffic and Parking Management 
  • Traffic junction monitoring, vehicle detection and counting, public and private parking structures, toll booths 
Retail 
  • Logistics, safety, consumer monitoring, automated checkout, and stock management
Healthcare
  • Medical image analytics, patient monitoring, mask detection, staff and facility access control and safety 
Agriculture  
  • Crop inspection, weed and pest detection, automated harvesting, yield and quality analysis, animal monitoring and health analysis 
Robotics 
  • First/last mile delivery, forklifts, tuggers, drones, and autonomous machines

InferX Hawk X1 Specification

Processing:

  • Dual InferX X1 accelerators
  • AMD Quad-core Zen+ @ 2.1GHz 
  • Hexa-core Radeon Vega GPU 
  • Video Codec Accelerator inc. H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP9
  • Standard Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM up to 32GB capacity

Standard I/O: 

  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet 
  • 2xUSB 3.1, 2 USB 2.0 all type A
  • 1xUSB 3.2 type C
  • 2xDisplay Port
  • Dual COM ports

Storage: 

  • M.2 M Key for NVMe SSD and SATA
  • M.2 E-Key for Wi-Fi/LTE support 
  • Internal SATA Gen3 connector 

TDP Power: 

  • 25W – 40W based on performance
  • Typical power is workload dependent

Dimensions:

  • 6.7” x 6.7” Mini-ITX

Operating Condition:

  • Temperature: Operating ambient: 0 – 50 C