Flexible USB4-based Interface IP Solution for AI at the Edge
White Paper Overview
Consumers have become accustomed to smart devices that are powered by advances in artificial intelligence (AI). To expand the devices’ total addressable market, innovative device designers build edge AI accelerators and edge AI SoCs that support multiple use cases and integration options.
This white paper describes a flexible USB4-based IP solution for edge AI accelerators and SoCs. The IP solution can be used with multiple types of hosts by supporting legacy PCIe 4.0, USB4, USB 3.x, and USB 2.0 connections. The proposed solution describes a small area AI accelerator that can be reused in multiple applications, creating a cost-effective solution that enables fast time-to-market for new products.