Azure Percept DK and Vision device overview

Important

Retirement of Azure Percept DK:

Update November 9, 2022: A firmware update that enables the Vision SoM and Audio SOM to retain their functionality with the DK beyond the retirement date, will be made available before the retirement date.

The Azure Percept public preview will be evolving to support new edge device platforms and developer experiences. As part of this evolution the Azure Percept DK and Audio Accessory and associated supporting Azure services for the Percept DK will be retired March 30th, 2023.

Effective March 30th, 2023, the Azure Percept DK and Audio Accessory will no longer be supported by any Azure services including Azure Percept Studio, OS updates, containers updates, view web stream, and Custom Vision integration. Microsoft will no longer provide customer success support and any associated supporting services. For more information, please visit the Retirement Notice Blog Post.

Azure Percept DK is an edge AI development kit designed for developing vision and audio AI solutions with Azure Percept Studio.


Key features

  • Run AI at the edge. With built-in hardware acceleration, the dev kit can run AI models without a connection to the cloud.

  • Hardware root of trust security built in. Learn more about Azure Percept security.

  • Seamless integration with Azure Percept Studio and other Azure services, such as Azure IoT Hub, Azure Cognitive Services, and Live Video Analytics.

  • Compatible with Azure Percept Audio, an optional accessory for building AI audio solutions.

  • Support for third-party AI tools, such as ONNX and TensorFlow.

  • Integration with the 80/20 railing system, which allows for endless device mounting configurations. Learn more about 80/20 integration.

Hardware components

  • Azure Percept DK carrier board:

    • NXP iMX8m processor
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • For more information, see the Azure Percept DK datasheet
  • Azure Percept Vision system-on-module (SoM):

Getting started with Azure Percept DK