Yocto Support Recently Added for AAEON Boxers

(Taipei, Taiwan – November 9, 2020) – AAEON Europe has officially released support on the latest Yocto 3.1 Dunfell on AAEON AI embedded box PC, BOXER-8220AI, BOXER-8221AI, BOXER-8250AI, and BOXER-8251AI, powered by NVIDIA. Software services are provided in conjunction with AAEON’s software partners, such as Koan Software, to provide customization, integration, and support for Yocto Project on AAEON BOXER-8200AI series. These software services are now available.

Aiming to support embedded AI computing, the BOXER-8200AI series is designed for embedded markets in both hardware and software. The series includes AI engines from NVIDIA Jetson NANO or Xavier NX and provides industrial interfaces, power voltage, and thermal dissipation. The enabling of industrial operating systems, such as Yocto, is the key part in bringing AI to the embedded market.

The Yocto Project provides the tools to develop tailored embedded Linux distributions for any device, platform, or project. This is made possible across multiple verticals including retail, healthcare, transportation, robotics and industrial automation. Building custom systems enables developers to minimize required storage space, memory usage, and security risk surface thereby achieving optimal performance.

                                      Boxer 8220AI                                  Boxer 8221AI                    Boxer 8250AI                                   Boxer 8251AI
AI Engine                  NVIDIA Jetson Nano                       NVIDIA Jetson Nano         NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX             NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

Key Feature
                  Quad Core ARM A57 Processor      Quad core ARM A57 Processor   6-core NVIDIA Carmel             6 Core ARM® Carmel®V8.2 Processor
                                                                                                                                      ARM®v8.2 64-bit CP               
              4GB LPDDR4 + 16GB Micro-SD           4GB LPDDR4 + 16GB Micro-SD   8GB LPDDR4x + 16GB eMMC   8GB LPDDR4 + 16GB eMMC
                                        or eMMC                                  or eMMC                                    + Micro-SD card slot
                                      LAN x 5                             LAN x 1 + RS-232 x 2                      GbE LAN x 5                              LAN x 1 + RS-232 x 2
                           USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4                       12Vdc Power input                       USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4                           
                       10-24Vdc Power input                                                                        10-24Vdc Power input                         12Vdc Power input

Moreover, AAEON Europe provides customization on the enabled platforms in hardware de-population, creation of board support packages on ODM products, integration of customer applications into Yocto, as well as support and maintenance plans.

Customizations for variety of use cases
Create a customized system that is optimized for a range of specific use cases. Being a major player in multiple vertical markets, AAEON is specialized in populating custom models to fulfill different industrial standards, and this expertise could be fully extended to AAEON AI embedded box PC.

Creating BSP for ODM products
Develop board support packages (BSP) to support fully custom projects with Yocto. Industrial grade systems can be built from the ground up to ensure optimal configuration and tailored functionalities.

Integration services
For customers who have already developed their own application but want to use Yocto in their production, AAEON can integrate their applications to be used within Yocto. Customers can then take advantage of a completely integrated and production ready system.

Support and maintenance plans
It is a complex activity to manage security and maintaining an embedded platform over time once the system is deployed. AAEON works together with software partners within its eco-system, such as Koan Software, to offer support and maintenance plans for customers at a variety of levels: device management, Over the Air Updates (OTA), software bugfixes and improvements, system hardening and security updates, etc.

Free training
AAEON Europe will be hosting a free training on November 25 at 15:00 CET called, “Getting Started with Yocto Project on AAEON Embedded AI Boxers, powered by NVIDIA.” Daniele Cleri, Senior AI & IoT Softare Architect at AAEON Europe will be leading the webinar to help you build a highly optimized, efficient, and reliable operating system using the Yocto Project, including how to customize it to fit you needs. Register online today.

Learn More
AAEON Europe has made the Yocto BSPs and images freely available to fully customize and redistribute if you want to build your own Yocto image for AAEON AI embedded box PC. Check out the Github page to find all the information.

If you require further assistance for customization, integration, and support services, do not hesitate to contact us!

Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continual innovation as a core value, AAEON provides reliable, high-quality computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI Edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN/WWAN solutions. AAEON also provides industry-leading experience and knowledge to provide OEM/ODM services worldwide. AAEON also works closely with cities and governments to develop and deploy Smart City ecosystems, offering individual platforms and end-to-end solutions. AAEON works closely with premier chip designers to deliver stable, reliable platforms, and is recognized as an NVIDIA® Preferred Partner. For an introduction to AAEON’s expansive line of products and services, visit www.aaeon.com.

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