According to Sipeed, the MAIX series of development boards are the first RV64 AI platforms for edge computing, which are designed for low-power AI applications, including facial recognition, object recognition, audio processing, and a host of others.

The MAIX Bit is the smallest of the series, and beyond the SoC, the board packs an APU with support for 8X mics (up to 192KHz sample rate), and an FPIOA (Field Programmable I/O Array) capable of mapping functions to the board’s 48-GPIOs. It is also equipped with a micro SD slot (8Mb SPI Flash), MCU LED FPC display connector, DVP FPC camera connector, and 1X USB Type-C port for power and programming.