Avnet Releases MaaXBoard for Embedded Computing, Edge AI Development

November 12, 2019 Perry Cohen

Technology solutions provider Avnet has announced the launch of MaaXBoard, a production-ready qualified single-board computer. Based on the NXP i.MX 8M applications processor, MaaXBoard is compatible to embedded computing and applications that leverage AI at the edge. It supports design engineers and end-users who are creating industrial automation, multimedia, AI, and IoT applications.

As a production-ready qualified unit, the MaaXBoard can become part of an embedded hardware system, allowing users to focus more on the software side of their development. 

The MaaXBoard, which can be pre-ordered for approximately $80, uses NXP’s i.MX 8M family of applications processors, which are based on the Arm Cortex-A53 and Cortex-M4 cores, providing audio, voice, and video processing for applications that scale from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and embedded computers.

MaaxBoard offers designers support in creating a Linux, Android, Windows 10 IoT Core, or other OS-based system. The platform’s on-board peripherals include 2GB of DDR4 memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, dual USB 3.0 host ports, HDMI output, MIPI-DSI, MPI-CSI, WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy, MicroSD card slot, and eMMC storage.
 
For more information about MaaxBoard, visit http://avnet.me/maaxboard.

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21

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