Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the i.MX RT117F crossover processors from NXP Semiconductors. Expanding on NXP’s top-rated EdgeReady portfolio, the i.MX RT117F crossover processors offer a low-cost, embedded, secure 3D facial recognition solution. This innovative solution enables developers of smart locks and other access control systems to add machine learning-based secure facial recognition capabilities quickly and efficiently to smart homes and smart Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based applications utilizing NXP’s eIQ® machine learning software.
The i.MX RT117F crossover processors feature NXP’s advanced implementation of the Arm® Cortex®-M7 CPU core with 2 MBytes of on-chip SRAM, running at up to 1 GHz to provide higher performance, faster, more accurate facial recognition, improved power efficiency and an overall better user experience. Along with its dual-core processing and security features, the i.MX RT117F also provides a 2D graphics processing unit (GPU), two Gigabit Ethernet ports (and one 10/100 port), two High-Speed USB OTG with PHY, and support for a MIPI display and camera. The combined solution of the i.MX RT117F crossover processor, with a high-performance 3D structured light module (SLM) camera, helps deliver the performance and security of 3D facial recognition at the edge, addressing privacy concerns and eliminating latency typically associated with cloud-based alternatives.
The i.MX RT117F also includes a license to run NXP’s facial biometric authentication library. The comprehensive library hosts a robust offering of camera drivers, image capture and pre-processing tools, face detection, tracking, alignment and recognition tools, wireless drivers, automation scripts and more.
To complement the i.MX RT117F crossover processors for development, Mouser is also stocking the SLN-VIZN3D-IOT development kit. The kit implements an onboard i.MX RT117F processor for secure facial recognition with 3D liveness detection and features fully integrated turnkey software for quick out-of-the-box operation. Additionally, the kit includes an available remote registration capability to allow end-users to register their faces from mobile devices.