Eta Compute Introduces The Industry’s First Integrated, Ultra Low Power AI Sensor Board for Machine Learning At The Edge

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 23, 2020Eta Compute Inc., a company dedicated to delivering machine learning to IoT and edge devices using its revolutionary TENSAI Platform, announced the debut of the world’s first integrated, ultra low power AI Sensor Board, the ECM3532 AI Sensor Board. Designed specifically for machine learning at the edge, the board reduces the initial phase of smart sensor development using its TENSAI SoC, including feasibility, proof of concept, and board design, from several months to weeks or even days.

The company also announced it is hosting a free online workshop with Edge Impulse July 14, 2020. The first 50 qualified developers planning or working on projects will receive a complementary ECM3532 AI Sensor Board. Developers should apply on the Eta Compute web site here. The board can be purchased through Digikey.

“Our fully integrated ECM3532 AI Sensor Board reduces risk, complexity, and costs for developers creating low power smart sensors and accelerates their time to proof of concept,” said Ted Tewksbury, CEO of Eta Compute. “For the first time, they can rely on a single, fully integrated board complemented by Edge Impulse’s comprehensive SaaS development platform to drive innovative IoT solutions to market.”

“Designing low-power devices with embedded machine learning has been a huge challenge,” said Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse. “The new Eta Compute AI Sensor Board opens up endless application possibilities for developers without compromising on power consumption, and with full support on Edge Impulse we reduce development time to days instead of months.”

Previously, smart sensor design required developers to kluge multiple power-hungry boards together. With Eta Compute’s low power ECM3532 AI Sensor Board, virtually every function needed, including data acquisition, is integrated into a single board that functions for months on a single battery cell while performing machine learning algorithms. It embeds two PDM microphones, one pressure and temperature sensor, and one 6-axis MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope. Its small form factor (1.4 inch x 1.4 inch), the embedded battery socket and Bluetooth connectivity with the A31R118 from ABOV Semiconductor, a leader in Bluetooth Low Energy solutions, make it an ideal asset for IoT deployment and field testing application prototypes. When needed, the board’s expansion connector simplifies the addition of other RF interfaces.

Eta Compute’s ECM3532 AI Sensor Board is optimal for implementing machine learning applications in IoT and low power edge devices including:

  • Voice activation and voice commands in consumer, home, and building automation products
  • Asset tracking and monitoring and predictive maintenance in industrial products
  • Context awareness in consumer and industrial applications

About Eta Compute

Eta Compute was founded in 2015 with the vision that the proliferation of intelligent devices at the network edge will make daily life safer, healthier, comfortable and more convenient without sacrificing privacy and security. The company delivers the world’s lowest power embedded platform using the patented Continuous Voltage Frequency Scaling to deliver unparalleled machine intelligence to energy-constrained products and remove battery capacity as a barrier in consumer and industrial applications. In 2018, the company received the Design Innovation Of The Year and Best Use Of Advanced Technologies awards at ARM TechCon. For more information visit or contact the company via email at

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