Surat-Based Hardware Startup Reinvents Edge Computing, Ushering in a New Era

By Sunil Sonkar
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Surat-Based Hardware Startup Reinvents Edge Computing, Ushering in a New Era

Surat-based startup Vicharak lately unveiled an edge computing board called Vaaman. It is an innovative technology and learned to attract a diverse group of users. Software developers, researchers, hardware designers, home automation and DIY electronics are set to show interest in it.


The compact, high-performance single-board computer of Vicharak is poised to transform segments like drones, robotics, defense, space, autonomous vehicles, machine vision and the internet of things (IoT).

Edge computing mainly focuses on processing data closer to its source. It is not like the traditional method of sending data to distant cloud centers. The approach reduces latency and increases processing efficiency.

Vaaman is similar to Raspberry Pi and NVIDIA Jetson. It stands out with its combination of a central processing unit (CPU) and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). FPGA is learned to accelerate specific tasks like video processing and data encryption. This makes it versatile and powerful for complex computations.

The FPGA is noteworthy here for its reconfigurability. It allows users to tailor its functionality even after manufacturing. This makes advanced computing technology more accessible. This bridges the gap between hardware and software.

Vaaman comes with six-core ARM CPU and FPGA with 112,128 logic cells. It is connected by a 300 MBps link to enhance capabilities for hardware acceleration and parallel computing. The setup improves performance, scalability and efficiency as well.

The various interfaces of Vaaman include PCI, HDMI, USB, MIPI, audio, ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, LVDS and GPIOs. Its design addresses challenges of existing products. it excels in real-time object identification, gesture detection, quality control, defect detection, industrial automation, cryptography and video and image processing.

Vicharak was founded by Akshar Vastarpara in 2024 and since then it has been shipping Vaaman for beta testing. The earlier versions were used for drones and image recognition projects.

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