SolidRun and Gyrfalcon Develop Edge Optimized AI Inference Server That Bests GPU Performance at a Fraction of the Cost and Power

SolidRun and Gyrfalcon Develop Edge Optimized AI Inference Server That Bests GPU Performance at a Fraction of the Cost and Power

Featuring Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerators, SolidRun’s Janux GS31 Inference Server Supports Extremely Low Latency Decode and Video AI Inference on up to 128 channels of 1080p Video

 

SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance edge computing solutions, and ASIC solutions provider Gyrfalcon Technology Inc., today introduced a co-developed Arm®-based AI inference server optimized for the edge (SRGT-AI31). Highly scalable and modular, Janux GS31 supports today’s leading neural network frameworks and can be configured with up to 128 Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur®SPR2803 AI acceleration chips for unrivaled inference performance for today’s most complex video AI models.

Tailor made to meet the future challenges of mass deployment of artificial intelligence applications at the edge, including energy consumption, cost effectiveness and server real estate, this powerful server foundation allows for accelerated and cost-effective scaling of AI inference. Supporting ultra-low latency decoding and video analytics of up to 128 channels of 1080p/60Hz video, Janux GS31 is well suited for monitoring smart cities and infrastructure, intelligent enterprise/industrial video surveillance applications, tagging photos and videos for text-based searching and more.

Featuring best-in-class application and energy efficiency, made possible by Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator chips, that deliver up to 24 TOPS per Watt, SolidRun’s powerful Edge AI Inference Server outperforms SoC and GPU based systems by orders of magnitude, while using a fraction of the energy required by systems with equivalent computational power. While lower energy consumption will help the Janux GS31 server deliver long-term cost savings, it also requires less of an upfront investment than competing inference servers.

“Powerful, new AI models are being brought to market every minute, and demand for AI inference solutions to deploy these AI models is growing massively,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “While GPU-based inference servers have seen significant traction for cloud-based applications, there is a growing need for edge-optimized solutions that offer powerful AI inference with less latency than cloud-based solutions. Working with Gyrfalcon and utilizing their industry-proven ASICs has allowed us to create a powerful, cost-effective solution for deploying AI at the Edge that offers seamless scalability.”

“SolidRun’s Janux GS31 inference server is a perfect implementation of GTI’s AI accelerator technology and the Lightspeeur 2803S,” said Bin Lei, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The design and implementation of this server supports extremely high-performance inference with low energy use for high capacity live HD streaming video encoding and decoding to address demand in surveillance, broadcasting and a wide range of service provider market segments.”

Jim McGregor, Founder and Principal Analyst, Tirias Research commented, “AI is rapidly moving to the edge of the network to address the performance and security needs of many applications. As a result, new networks will drive increasing demand for processing performance and efficiency. The SolidRun platform, leveraging the GTI AI acceleration technology, will provide a powerful and efficient way to build a new intelligent network bridging the gap between devices and the cloud.”

The Janux GS31 server, designed in partnership between SolidRun and Gyrfalcon, is optimized for AI inference and delivers a powerful computing foundation in an easily scalable 1U rackmount form factor.

Specifications include:

AI Inference  

AI Accelerators 

Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® 2803S (Up to x128 chips)

TOPs

2,150 tera operations per second @ 300MHz

AI Networks 

VGG

ResNet

MobileNet 

Decoders

Up to 32 i.MX8M with 2D/3D engine and HW video decoders supporting 1080p60 

No. of Channels  

Up to 128 channels of 1080p @ 60Hz 

Processor & Memory  

Processor 

CEx7 LX2160A 16-core Arm® Cortex® A72 (up to 2GHz) 

Socket 

1

Memory Type 

SO-DIMM DDR4, up to 64GB

Memory Slots 

2

Network & Connectivity  

Network 

2 x 10GbE SFP+

1 x 1GbE RJ45 

USB 

2 x USB Type A

1 x USB Type B 

Power & Mechanical  

Power Consumption

Max 900W (single phase) 

Power Input 

IEC60320 connector 100V~240V 

Form Factor

1U 445mm X 43.5mm X 500mm (WxHxD) 

Software 

OS Support 

Linux 

Supported Frameworks

TensorFlow

Caffe

PyTorch

Environmental  

Operating Temperature 

10°C to 35°C 

Storage & Transport Temperature 

-40°C to -60°C

Operating Humidity 

20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing 

Storage & Transport Humidity 

20% to 93% relative humidity, non-condensing 

For more information about the Janux GS31, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-lx2160a-family/ai-inference-server/. For more information about Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S AI accelerator chip, please visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/solutions/2803s/.

About SolidRun

SolidRun is a leading provider of computing and network technology designed to streamline the deployment of edge computing infrastructure, support embedded and IoT markets and give rise to the vast adoption of AI and 5G. SolidRun’s innovative solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture, and are available as off-the-shelf products and as components in the form of System-on-Modules and Single Board Computers.

By providing the edge computing, AI inference and networking building blocks needed to architect the connected future, SolidRun helps its customers to realize technology’s true potential for maximizing productivity. For more information, please visit www.solid-run.com.

About Gyrfalcon Technology Inc.

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) is the world’s leading developer of high-performance AI Acceleration that uses low power, packaged in low-cost and small-sized chips. Founded by veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and AI scientists, GTI drives adoption of AI by bringing the power of cloud Artificial Intelligence to local devices and improves Cloud AI performance with greater performance and efficiency. The company provides the utmost in AI customization for new equipment and a path to AI upgrade to customers by offering AI accelerator chips, board solutions and IP Licensing. For more information, visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/.

JL Audio Unveils WakeSub™ Rider-Focused Subwoofer Technology

JL Audio Unveils WakeSub™ Rider-Focused Subwoofer Technology

Patented WakeSub™ technology provides a more impactful watersports experience by allowing those being towed or wakesurfing behind the boat to hear and feel the music

 

JL Audio announces the launch of WakeSub™, a new hidden subwoofer technology designed to complement the powerful JL Audio tower speaker systems on boats. Emitting low-frequency audio at the boat’s wake zone, WakeSub™ transforms the music listening experience for those being towed or surfing behind the boat.

The WakeSub™ system consists of two JL Audio enclosed bandpass subwoofer systems that are integrated deep into the aft portion of the boat’s hull, completely hidden out of sight and not intruding on passenger space. Low frequency sound waves are generated through tuned ports, from the hidden enclosures to apertures located at each end of the boat’s transom. The result is a complete engulfment in powerful, deep bass as you ride or surf behind the boat.

“We pride ourselves on working closely with boat builders to engineer audio systems that deliver extreme performance and durability. With WakeSub™, we’re extending that legendary JL Audio sound from the boat’s passenger area to the wakes and waves behind it,” said Ora Freeman, Director of OEM Sales, North America at JL Audio. “While tower speakers do a great job at projecting a broad spectrum of sound behind the boat, they physically can’t produce the same high-impact, low frequency response that a dedicated subwoofer can. WakeSub™ was engineered to do exactly that, without having to hang any bulky subwoofers off the tower.”

Several features of WakeSub™ are designed to protect the system from the elements, such as a self- draining design should any water enter the apertures for the ports. JL Audio has been issued U.S. Patent #10,362,389 for the WakeSub™ technology.

Intended to be integrated into boats early in the design process, JL Audio’s WakeSub™ technology is available to boat manufacturers today, along with the company’s robust line of feature-rich source units, powerful amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and enclosed tower speakers that have been rigorously engineered for marine applications. Nautique Boats is the first boat manufacturer to integrate this technology, as an option for the Studio Elite sound package offered on all-new Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 Paragon boats.

For more information about JL Audio, please visit www.jlaudio.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About JL Audio:
Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

JL Audio Introduces MVi Marine Amplifiers with Integrated DSP

JL Audio Introduces MVi Marine Amplifiers with Integrated DSP

Launching with Eight Different Models, MVi Marine Amplifiers Offer Unmatched Sound Quality, Vast Installation Versatility and Quick Setup/DSP Tuning via TüN Software

 

JL Audio, a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of high- performance marine audio products, today unveiled the new “MVi” line of networkable DSP amplifiers for the marine market. With unrivaled, built-in tuning power, reference-grade audio performance and outstanding installation flexibility, eight models were announced to suit boat builders’ and boat owners’ needs. Instead of using traditional control knobs and switches, VXi amplifiers are easily configured from the captain’s seat of a boat using JL Audio’s TüN™ software on a compatible computer, tablet or smartphone.

“Boats present interesting challenges to achieving optimal sound quality from an audio system,” said Dr. Stephen Leigh, Vice President Electronic Engineering at JL Audio. “The new MVi marine amplifiers with integrated DSPs make it quick and painless to precisely tune an audio system to an extremely high standard. It only takes a few minutes to set up with our free TüN™ software, and once completed, the resulting audio is more dynamic, more accurate and much more fun to listen to than a conventional marine audio system.”

Every MVi amplifier features an integrated, high-performance triple-core AKM® DSP that allows for intelligent optimization of each audio channel’s timing, frequency response, and output level. The benefits of the DSP within each MVi amplifier extend beyond the internal amplifier channels, thanks to analog pre-amp outputs with independent DSP processing. MVi amplifiers can store up to six sound presets, allowing boaters to switch sound profiles at the push a button. This allows for a system to be tuned for different operating conditions, such as “docked”, “running”, “sandbar”, etc.

In addition to the complete lineup of DSP-enabled marine amplifiers, JL Audio has also introduced several marine-grade peripheral pieces to simplify the installation process, including:

  • a Bluetooth® communicator (VXi-BTC) to enable wireless communication between the MVi amplifier or network and compatible mobile devices;
  • a weather-tight network hub (MVi-HUB) to network up to six MVi amplifiers (one master and five slaves) for full-system DRC control and preset selection
  • a push button control with RGB indicator (M-DRC-50) to allow preset selection from the helm

Further boosting the world-class audio performance of MVi amplifiers is the integration of JL Audio’s next-generation NexD™ amplifier technology. The NexD2™ design employs new directFET® MOSFET technology, a completely revised layout scheme and direct DSP control of multiple amplifier channels designed to enhance fidelity, reduce noise and deliver outstanding power efficiency.

To further boost the wow-factor of these amplifiers, JL Audio was able to pack all of the aforementioned technology into a compact and stylish alloy chassis with weather-tight power, audio input, speaker and JLid network connections.

JL Audio’s complete line of MVi amplifiers include:

Full-range MVi amplifiers

MV400/4i

4-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP
4 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W @ 2 Ohms
(2 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged)
MSRP: $849.99

MV600/2i

2-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP
2 x 180W @ 4 Ohms / 2 x 300W @ 2 Ohms
(1 x 600W @ 4 Ohms bridged)
MSRP: $949.99

MV600/6i

6-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP
6 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 6 x 100W @ 2 Ohms
(3 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged)
MSRP: $1099.99

MV800/8i

8-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP
8 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 8 x 100W @ 2 Ohms
(4 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged)
MSRP: $1299.99

5-channel MVi marine system amplifiers

MV700/5i

5-channel class D marine system amplifier with integrated DSP
4 x 75W + 180W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W + 300W @ 2 Ohms
MSRP: $999.99

MV1000/5i

5-channel class D marine system amplifier with integrated DSP
4 x 75W + 400W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W + 600W @ 2 Ohms
MSRP: $1199.99

Monoblock MV Marine Subwoofer Amplifiers

MV600/1

Monoblock class D marine subwoofer amplifier
1 x 400W @ 4 Ohms / 1 x 500W @ 3 Ohms / 1 x 600W @ 2 Ohms
MSRP: $699.99

MV1000/1

Monoblock class D marine subwoofer amplifier
1 x 600W @ 4 Ohms / 1 x 800W @ 3 Ohms / 1 x 1000W @ 2 Ohms
MSRP: $949.99

MVi Amplifier Accessories

MVi-HUB

JLid™-COMM & Network Bridge Hub
Connect and control multiple MVi amplifiers with incredible simplicity.
MSRP: $399.99

M-DRC-50

Digital Preset Controller
Command of DSP presets, built for real-world marine environments.
MSRP: $TBA

MVi-DRCADAPT

Rotary DRC Adaptor
Add rotary DRC capabilities to MVi amplifiers with ease.
MSRP: $TBA

For more information about JL Audio, please visit www.jlaudio.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click the following link for press kit materials: MVi Press Kit

About JL Audio:

Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

JL Audio and Nautique Launch Updated WaveFront™ Speaker Technology for Super Air Nautique Paragon Boats

JL Audio and Nautique Launch Updated WaveFront™ Speaker Technology for Super Air Nautique Paragon Boats

Patented WaveFront™ technology emits sound through a specially tuned aperture at the base of the windshield, helping to anchor the soundstage and deliver sparkling detail at all listening levels

 

JL Audio, a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of high-end, marine audio products, in collaboration with Nautique boats, is proud to announce an updated version of its WaveFront™ speaker technology, specifically engineered for the all-new Nautique G23 and G25 Paragon boats.

Updated for 2020 with powerful JL Audio M6 coaxial drivers, WaveFront™ is an innovative hidden speaker system, engineered to elevate the music experience provided onboard Nautique boats. Full- range drivers are located under the dashboard and connected to a specially engineered waveguide which shapes the sound waves and delivers them to passengers’ ears through specially tuned apertures located at the base of the boat’s port and starboard windshields. WaveFront™ lifts the soundstage delivered by the JL Audio system from seat level to ear level, significantly enhancing the listening experience.

“Engineering an audio system to deliver extreme performance and durability in an open-air boating environment is a considerable challenge by itself. But, creating a balanced audio system capable of delivering a perfectly elevated soundstage requires a significant understanding of open-air acoustics,” said Ora Freeman, Director of OEM Sales, North America at JL Audio. “Working with Nautique has empowered our engineers to rethink the possibilities of marine audio system integration and has led to the development of some very exciting technologies, like JL Audio WaveFront™.”

To further enhance the audio performance of Nautique boats, all 2020 model year boats feature JL Audio’s all-new MVi amplifiers with integrated DSP. MVi amplifier allows JL Audio and Nautique to develop customized DSP tunings for each model of boat to account for each vessel’s hull acoustics, speaker configuration, frequency response range, and seating arrangement.

All 2020 model year Nautique boats offer as standard equipment the following JL Audio products: MediaMaster® MM100 source units, M6 speakers, tower speakers, and subwoofers.

For more information about JL Audio, please visit www.jlaudio.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About JL Audio:
Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

JL Audio Unveils its Largest Marine Subwoofer to Date

JL Audio Unveils its Largest Marine Subwoofer to Date

M7 Raises the Bar for Style and Heavy-Hitting Bass Performance in Open Air Environments

 

JL Audio today announced the new 12-inch M7 marine subwoofer for infinite baffle operation, which will be positioned as the flagship of the company’s marine subwoofer lineup. The massive M7 is able to handle more than twice the power of JL’s potent 10-inch M6 subwoofers; and takes advantage of that extra power with greater woofer excursion than any other JL Audio marine subwoofer. Combine that prodigious excursion with a whopping 61% more cone area than the M6 10-inch, and you have a subwoofer with 2.25 times the air displacement capability of its smaller cousin. This results in over 6 decibels of additional output capability. As fun as all that extra output capability can be, there is more to the story than sheer power. M7 subwoofers are designed to precisely reproduce powerful, high-impact, low-distortion bass that will impress listeners with its balance, depth and sound quality.

The M7 follows the same grille designs as the M6 line of marine speakers, which are found in numerous new boats from leading boat manufacturers around the world, M7 can be seamlessly integrated into any style of boat to add powerful bass. Two grille designs are available: “Classic,” featuring an all-white slat grille design and “Sport,” which features a split-spoke grille design. The latter comes in two color schemes: Gloss White, or Gunmetal/Titanium dual metallic finish. JL Audio’s patented Transflective™ RGB LED illumination technology is also available as an option on all M7 subwoofers, providing a striking lighting effect, with no hot spots or reflections on the cone surface.

“M7 is the most powerful and efficient infinite baffle subwoofer we’ve ever developed for marine use,” said Dwayne Spanbroek, Vice President Loudspeaker Engineering at JL Audio. “These massive, stylish subwoofers reward boaters with powerful, high-quality bass that takes marine audio to new levels, while our exclusive Transflective RGB illumination technology provides a striking visual enhancement.”

All materials, fasteners and assembly techniques utilized in manufacturing M7 subwoofers are carefully engineered to ensure reliability and durability in real marine applications, including saltwater exposure. Component parts, materials and complete subwoofers are subjected to rigorous environmental testing to ensure they exceed industry standards for corrosion and UV resistance.

M7 subwoofers join the extensive list of JL Audio products built at the company’s Miramar, Florida factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network.

M7 subwoofers will be sold by JL Audio’s car audio and marine dealers, and will also be incorporated into select new boats as original equipment by the following boat brands: Barker Boatworks, Berkshire, Blackwater, Boston Whaler, Chaparral, Cigarette, Contender, Deep Impact, Iconic, Manitou, MTI, Mystic, Nautique, Nortech, Premier, Sea Vee, Sportsman, Southbay, and Trifecta.

M7 Subwoofer Specs:

  • 12″ 4-ohm marine subwoofer
  • Injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene woofer with synthetic rubber surround
  • Centrex polymer basket and grille, with stainless steel back plate
  • Gold-plated, marine-grade brass binding posts
  • Marine-grade synthetic fiber spider
  • Designed for infinite baffle installations
  • 600 watts continuous power handling (RMS)
  • Sensitivity: 86.7 dB
  • Mounting depth: 7.94 in / 202 mm
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • MSRP: $799.99 – $849.99

JL Audio also offers a marine-grade RGB lighting controller (Model MLC-RW) that features a compact, mount-anywhere form factor and an easy-to-use, rotary knob for adjusting the speakers’ illumination color and intensity. This RGB controller works seamlessly with M7, M6 and M3 products, as well as most other RGB lighting options installed on a boat.

For more information about JL Audio, please visit www.jlaudio.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click the following link for press kit materials: M7 Press Kit

About JL Audio:
Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.