OAK compatibility with all openSUSE

19. Jan 2021 | Alessandro de Oliveira Faria | CC-BY-SA-3.0

OAK compatibility with all openSUSE

While focused on the openSUSE Innovator initiative as an openSUSE member and official Intel oneAPI innovator, I tested the OAK AI Kit device on openSUSE Leap 15.1, 15.2 and Tumbleweed. With all the work, we made available in the SDB an article on how to install this device on the openSUSE platform. More information can be found at https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Install_OAK_AI_Kit.

The OpenCV AI Kit, that is, OAK, is a tiny, low-end hardware computing module based on the integrated Intel Movidius Myriad-X AI chip. In comparison to other GPU, CPU, FPGA or TPU-based AI acceleration solutions, Movidius is a VPU architecture with 4.0 TOPS computing capacity. And it is 80 times faster for CV and AI tasks than the well-known OpenMV project, which has only 0.05 TOPS based on the ARM Cortex M7 microcontroller.

The OAK has the same AI chip as the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (NCS2) but has more powerful hardware features. OAK shipped with one 1/2.3″ Sony 12MP IMX378 capable of 4K@30fps H.265 video streaming, video AI pipelined processing, and two optional 1MP monochrome global shutters OV9282 cameras for depth sensing, with all 3 cameras it turns the OAK into an RGB+D camera.

For more information, visit https://opencv.org/introducing-oak-spatial-ai-powered-by-opencv/.

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