UP Product News Update – August

This is turning out to be a wonderful, AI-enabled summer! Our UP AI Edge family is finally available. We are just waiting for UP AI Plus and then the family is complete. We are proud that UP Squared AI Edge Retail Suite and the amazing Robomaker Developer Kit are both available. The development of UP Xtreme is well on schedule and we have already begun building some solutions around it. Check out the status of our pre-order products for your personal project planning.

New Products Available Online

UP Core Plus

[UP Core Plus] A credit-card sized (56 x 90 mm) board powered by Intel, formerly known as Apollo Lake-I. It has a 64-bit QuadCore Atom architecture with extremely high performance in only 9.5 W of TDP
(x5 – 3940). The board supports up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2.400 MHz, DP up to 4K, eDP, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 OTG, WiFi 802.11, AC 2T2R and 2 x CSI. It has 2 x 100 pin high-speed connectors which bring to the carrier board I2C, I2S, ISH, UART, PCI-Express and USB 3.0, etc. Available now at UP Shop.

UP Core Plus Chassis

[Accessories] After a long wait, the UP Core Plus metal chassis is finally available! If you would like to make use of a fanless system and don't plan on adding any carrier boards on the UP Core Plus board then this is the ideal accessory for you! It features a fanless, VESA/DIN rail mounting plate. It includes a heatsink top cover, aluminum middle and bottom base, VESA and screw kits. Thanks to this metal chassis, you can now build a completely fanless system! Available now at UP Shop.

UP Vision Plus X

[UP Vision Plus X] More AI inference power! Vision Plus X is a powerful AI inference carrier board of UP Core Plus and comes with 3 x Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPU with 512 MB DDR, 1x GbLAN, 2x USB 3.0 and 1x mPCIe for 3G/4G connectivity or other expansions. It delivers three times the performance of a single UP AI Core module. Available now at UP Shop.

UP Net Plus Board

[UP Net Plus] This credit card-sized, carrier board of UP Core Plus features a 4x GbLAN powered by Intel. With NetPlus we offer 2 configurations – 4x i211 Ethernet port version and 4x i210 Ethernet port version. The i210 version is a newly added variation to support TSN. TSN brings guaranteed real-time performance to standard Ethernet. NetPlus comes with a passive heatsink, board to board connector and standoff making it stackable with UP Core Plus. Stocks of both versions are available and we're ready for mass production so start placing orders without further delay! Available now at UP Shop.

Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435i

[Accessories] The Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435i combines the depth sensing capabilities of a D435 with the addition of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The combination of a wide field of view and global shutter sensor on the D435i makes it the preferred solution for applications such as robotic navigation and object recognition. The wider field of view allows a single camera to cover more area resulting in less “blind spots”. The global shutter sensors provide great low‑light sensitivity allowing robots to navigate spaces even with the lights turned off. It works with all UP boards and it's also featured in the UP Squared RoboMaker Developer Kit. Available now at UP Shop.

UP Squared RoboMaker Development Kit

[RoboMaker Development] The UP Squared RoboMaker Developer Kit powered by AWS, launched at the end of June 2019, is a starter package designed to be a fast and easy way for developers to add artificial intelligence (AI) and vision to their robots. It provides a clear tutorial on how to build hardware from the module level as well as using AWS Robomaker services to shorten the development time. Available now at UP Shop.

UP Squared AI Edge Retail Suite by AIM2

[Retail Suite] UP Squared AI Edge-Retail Suite is a complete retail solution that extracts real-time insights and offers analytical statistics from video in a store environment. The solution comprises both edge and platform components to capture and analyse customer demographics (like age and gender), including behavior, and facial expressions for sentiment/emotions. The retail solution can also be set to “brand analysis” mode which allows retailers to see when certain brands are out of stock, optimize shelf placement, and other parameters. The solution is built from proof of concept to field deployment. NHI (Neural Homogeneous Identities), increasing numbers of identity and MQTT publishing will be enabled on the professional version. Available now at UP Shop.

AI Core XP4/XP8

[AI Core XP] UP AI Core XP is a new member of the UP AI Core family. As a PCIe[x4] AI video accelerator with 4x M.2280 slots, it is installed with AI Core XM 2280. The design makes it flexible to have 4x/8x Intel Movidius™ Myriad™ on the card. The PCIe[X4] card can pair up with any motherboard hosting a PCIe[x4] interface. Available now UP Shop

Products Soon to be Available Online

UP Xtreme

[UP Xtreme] UP Xtreme is the latest UP platform, powered by Intel 8th gen core CPU and available for pre-order starting at $299. It is the first Core i platform in the UP family and provides versatile expansion. M.2230, M.2 2280 and 100-pin are compatible with existing carrier boards such as NetPlus and Vision Plus X. Curious about the CPU benchmark or do you want to know about the compatibility with different carrier boards - check out the link at More Information below. Available for Pre-order now.!

Pre Order Product Status

Net Plus Chassis
The chassis was delayed due to the finalization of the mechanical design and the assembly options. It is now ready, and we can start shipping from mid-August.
Availability: 2nd week of August

UP Vision Plus X Chassis
This chassis is still in development phase and we are expecting mass production to begin at the end of September. 
Availability: End of September

AI Plus Board and Chassis 
The design is still in process and thereafter the chassis will need some time to be developed.
Due to this, we do not have a final available date yet. 

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