SAKURA™-II Modules and Cards

Energy-efficient AI Accelerator Platforms
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Supported Frameworks & Applications

SAKURA-II M.2

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SAKURA-II PCIe

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SAKURA-II Modules and Cards

SAKURA-II modules and cards are architected to run the latest vision and Generative AI models with market-leading energy efficiency and low latency. Whether you want to integrate AI functionality into an existing system or are creating new designs from scratch, these modules and cards provide a platform for your AI system development.

In conjunction with the MERA software and compiler framework, designers can use these platforms to quickly source pre-trained AI models, complete system designs, and perform post-training calibration and quantization.

These modules and cards can also be purchased in volume for direct insertion into existing M.2 or PCIe systems for immediate upgrading to add AI functionality.

 

SAKURA-II M.2 Modules

The small form factor M.2 Modules, featuring the SAKURA-II accelerator, are ideal for space-constrained designs and feature significant onboard DRAM, making them ideal for Generative AI and other memory-intensive AI applications like Large Language Models (LLMs).

These M.2 modules meet all M.2 specifications and can be inserted directly into M.2 slots for immediate evaluation. M.2 Modules are available in two options, with either 8GB or 16GB of DRAM installed. The 8GB version is available for $249 and the 16GB version is priced at $299. Both versions are available for pre-order NOW!

M.2 Modules are the best choice for space-constrained and power limited designs with easy integration into small edge AI systems!

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M.2 Module Specifications

Large DRAM Capacity:
Up to 16GB of LPDDR4 DRAM, enabling efficient processing of complex vision and Generative AI workloads
Enhanced Memory Bandwidth:
Up to 4x more DRAM bandwidth than competing AI accelerators, ensuring superior performance for LLMs and LVMs
8GB (2 banks of 4GB LPDDR4)
16GB (2 banks of 8GB LPDDR4)
Up to 68 GB/sec
High Performance:
SAKURA-II edge AI accelerator running the latest AI models
Low Power:
Optimized for low power even during high utilization
60 TOPS (INT8)
30 TFLOPS (BF16)
10W (typical)
Form Factor: Module Height:
M.2 Key M 2280 (22mm x 80mm) D6 (3.2mm top, 1.5mm bottom)
Host Interface: Temperature Range:
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 -20C to 85C

Get the details in the SAKURA-II M.2 Product Brief

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SAKURA-II PCIe Cards

SAKURA-II PCIe Cards are high-performance, up to 120 TOPS, edge AI accelerators in the low profile, single slot PCIe form factor. These cards provide significant onboard DRAM, making them ideal for Generative AI and other memory-intensive AI applications like Large Language Models (LLMs).

These PCIe cards meet all PCIe specifications and can be inserted directly into PCIe slots for immediate evaluation. The cards fit comfortably into single slots, even with the attached passive or active heat sink. They are low profile, occupying only half a slot, giving designers more options for additional functionality on other PCIe cards in the system.

These PCIe cards are available in two options, with either one or two SAKURA-II AI Accelerators installed. The single PCIe card will satisfy many edge AI applications with up to 60 TOPS. The dual PCIe provides a second onboard SAKURA-II, DRAM and associated circuitry, and the two accelerators can be used as separate AI engines or can be combined for greater AI inferencing. 

The single PCIe card is available for $429 and the dual PCIe version is priced at $749. Both versions are available for pre-order NOW!

PCIe Cards are the best choice for most Edge AI designs using the industry standard PCIe form factor.

Upgrade to the dual PCIe card for the highest AI processing capability!

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PCIe Card Specifications

Large DRAM Capacity:
Up to 32GB of LPDDR4 DRAM, enabling efficient processing of complex vision and Generative AI workloads
Low Power:
Optimized for low power while processing AI workloads with high utilization
Single SAKURA-II
16GB - 2 banks
8GB LPDDR4
Dual SAKURA-II
32GB - 4 banks
8GB LPDDR4
Single SAKURA-II
10W typical
Dual SAKURA-II
20W typical
High Performance:
SAKURA-II edge AI accelerator running the latest AI models
Host Interface:
Separate x8 interfaces for each SAKURA-II device
Single SAKURA-II
60 TOPS (INT8)
30 TFLOPS (BF16)
Dual SAKURA-II
120 TOPS (INT8)
60 TFLOPS (BF16)
Single SAKURA-II
PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

Dual SAKURA-II
PCIe Gen 3.0 x8/x8
(bifurcated)
Enhanced Memory Bandwidth:
Up to 4x more DRAM bandwidth than competing AI accelerators, ensuring superior performance for LLMs and LVMs
Form Factor:
PCIe cards fit comfortably into a single slot providing room for additional system functionality
Up to 68 GB/sec PCIe low profile, single slot
Included Hardware: Temperature Range:
Half and full-height brackets
Active or passive heat sink
-20C to 85C

Get the details in the SAKURA-II PCIe Product Brief

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SAKURA-II M.2 Modules and PCIe Cards

EdgeCortix SAKURA-II can be easily integrated into a host system for software development and AI model inference tasks.

Pre-Order an M.2 Module or a PCIe Card and get started today!