UB0100 CubeSat Board for AI and Computer Vision Acceleration
The Power of Myriad 2 brought to Cubesats
The Ubotica UB0100 CubeSat Board brings the power of Myriad 2’s CV and AI compute acceleration to a PC104 form-factor for smallsat and cubesat missions. It is built around the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Computer Vision (CV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) COTS VPU whose 12 vector cores provide high-performance compute within a low power envelope (nominally < 1.5W).
Flexible & Easy to Integrate
The UB0100 combines the power efficient compute of the Myriad 2 VPU with a wide range of interfaces and peripherals, providing flexibility for integration into satellite platforms.
Either Gigabit Ethernet or USB2.0/3.0 can be used as the primary control and data interface to the board, enabling data rates sufficient to handle many CV and AI applications at near-streaming throughput.
Power distribution and latch-up protection is managed on-board, requiring only a single 5V external source.
Widely Adaptable for AI and Vision Deployments
Compact & Self Contained
Boot can be either over USB or SPI from an external device, or from an on-board 1GB NOR flash. Radiation and inertial sensing components, as well as non-volatile data storage, are also provided on the board.
The compact 94mm x 91mm PC104 form factor is suitable for integration into 1U cubesats.
The UB0100 board has the following features**:
- MA2450 Myriad 2 CV and AI engine for smallsat and cubesat applications
PC104 form factor, meeting ESA’s board specification for cubesat demonstrators
On-board integrated latch-up protection
Operates from single 5V supply
- Direct operation mode → CV and AI engine as a slave over USB 2.0/3.0 or Ethernet
- Custom operation mode → CV and AI for directly interfaced sensors, control over SPI, CAN, USB or Ethernet (UART and I2C also available)
Serial NOR flash for boot
3.3V I/O voltage
Parallel and MIPI camera interfaces for direct sensor connection
Compatible with Ubotica CVAI Toolkit Software, for complete control over CV and NN processing
microSD card for non-volatile data storage
Additional integrated satellite-oriented peripherals
- Floating Gate Dosimeter for radiation sensing
- IMU integrating 3D accelerometer and gyroscope
Targets sub 5W power envelope (application dependent)
Assembly-time reconfigurability via 0-ohm resistors
Stackable 2x dual row board-edge headers for power delivery and platform/payload communications
High-speed parallel camera interface for direct sensor interfacing
Full product sheet and board availability Q3 2020
* In Direct Mode
** This board is being developed under an ongoing ESA-supported project, and the information provided here is subject to modification.