What is the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick?

The Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS) is a tiny fanless deep learning device that you can use to learn AI programming at the edge. NCS is powered by the same low power high performance Intel Movidius Vision Processing Unit (VPU) that can be found in millions of smart security cameras, gesture controlled drones, industrial machine vision equipment, and more.

What can you do with the NCS?

The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick enables rapid prototyping, validation and deployment of Deep Neural Network (DNN) inference applications at the edge. Its low-power VPU architecture enables an entirely new segment of AI applications that are not reliant on a connection to the cloud.

The NCS combined with Intel Movidius Neural Compute SDK allows deep learning developers to profile, tune, and deploy Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) on low-power applications requiring real-time inferencing.

Technical Specifications

Intel Movidius VPU
Supported Frameworks
TensorFlow, Caffe
USB 3.0 Type-A
USB stick (72.5mm X 27mm X 14mm)
Operating Temp
0° - 40° C
Minimum system requirements
x86_64 computer running Ubuntu 16.04 or
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Stretch desktop or
Ubuntu 16.04 VirtualBox instance,
USB 2.0 Type-A port (Recommend USB 3.0),
4GB free storage space

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Where to Buy

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Learn how to profile, tune, compile, and deploy your neural networks at the edge.

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