Automated Optical Inspection, or AOI for short, is a crucial step in manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCB) carried out by machine vision controllers. However, as components become increasingly compact and complex, machine vision systems struggle to keep up. What is needed is an AI-based solution. Machine vision is often thought of as a kind of AI when, in reality, it is not actually intelligent. Machine vision requires every step and condition to be programmed, and cannot “learn” like AI Systems can.
One company is creating an AI solution to powering AOI. Their solution offers reduced time to set up and deploy, as AI can be trained to identify faults and defects. However, AOI is a highly intensive process, requiring several challenges to be addressed. AOI demands high processing speeds and power, the ability to connect with a range of cameras and sensors, and the ability to process visual data quickly.
Working closely with the company, AAEON helped determine the best solution to be the powerful BOXER-6841M with AI Core XP8. The BOXER-6841M is a powerful system built for heavy-duty machine vision tasks. Together with the AI Core XP8, a PCIe [x4] card featuring eight Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUs, the system is a high-performance AI platform capable of handling the most demanding of visual applications, including AOI. With this powerful system, the company is able to provide manufacturers with a solution that can quickly adapt to new product lines, learn new faults and defects, and be quickly deployed to any industrial setting.
The BOXER-6841M system from AAEON is a powerful embedded industrial PC built for the most demanding of machine vision and AI Edge applications for industrial embedded computing. The BOXER-6841M supports the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ and Xeon™ Server Grade processors for high-end computing power. The BOXER-6841M range offers a combination of expansion options for frame grabber cards or AI accelerators.
The AI Core XP8 from AAEON is a PCIe [x4] expansion card featuring eight Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPUs. This innovative module offers speeds up to 840 fps (560 fps typical) to help power the most demanding of AI applications. The AI Core XP8 is compatible with the Intel OpenVINO toolkit, AI frameworks such as TensorFlow, and can operate with the user’s own AI inference software.
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