What is the Neural Compute Stick?

The 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 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 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 aren't reliant on a connection to the cloud.

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

Technical Specifications

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

Order your Neural Compute Stick today from one of our online partners.

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

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