Portable Camera Cubes for AI Applications

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Maxim Integrated introduces the Maxrefdes178#, a compact camera cube reference design (41x44x39mm). It can be used to integrate AI applications into battery-powered devices with very limited space. The camera uses the low-power Max78000 microcontroller with neural network accelerator for audio and video inferencing, demonstrating how AI can operate on a small power budget. The AI accelerator reduces the power of AI inferences by up to 1000 times compared to other embedded solutions. The AI inferences running on the cube run more than 100 times faster than on an embedded microcontroller.