January 2020 Updates

Edge TPU runtime now available for Mac and Windows

The Coral Team
January 29, 2020

Today, we're releasing an update for the Edge TPU runtime and compiler with various bug fixes. But the big news is that the Edge TPU runtime and the Python libraries are now available for Mac and Windows!

This means you can now use the Coral USB Accelerator when connected to any computer running either Debian Linux, macOS, or Windows 10.

If you want to use Mac or Windows with the USB Accelerator, follow our updated guide to get started with the USB Accelerator.

If you want to update your existing Linux computer or Dev Board with the latest tools, simply update your Debian packages as follows:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install edgetpu python3-edgetpu

And if you're using the TensorFlow Lite API, you must also update the tflite_runtime module, as per the TensorFlow Lite Python quickstart. For example, here's how to update TensorFlow Lite on the Coral Dev Board:

pip3 install https://dl.google.com/coral/python/tflite_runtime-2.1.0-cp37-cp37m-linux_aarch64.whl

Updates in this release

  • Edge TPU runtime is now v13
  • Edge TPU compiler is now 2.0.291256449
  • Edge TPU Python library (edgetpu module) is 2.13.0
  • TensorFlow Lite runtime (tflite_runtime module) is now based on TF 2.1

If you update the Edge TPU runtime, then you must update either the edgetpu or tflite_runtime module, depending on which API you use to run inferences.

You can find links for all Edge TPU packages on our software downloads page. For the TensorFlow Lite package, see the TensorFlow Lite Python quickstart.