Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel® NCS2)

A Plug and Play Development Kit for AI Inferencing

  • Build and scale with exceptional performance per watt per dollar on the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X Vision Processing Unit (VPU)
  • Start developing quickly on Windows® 10, Ubuntu*, or macOS*
  • Develop on common frameworks and out-of-the-box sample applications
  • Operate without cloud compute dependence
  • Prototype with low-cost edge devices such as Raspberry Pi* 3 and other ARM* host devices

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Previous Version: Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS) 

Technical Specifications


  • Processor: Intel Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU)
  • Supported frameworks: TensorFlow*, Caffe*, Apache MXNet*, Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX*), PyTorch*, and PaddlePaddle* via an ONNX conversion
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Dimensions: 2.85 in. x 1.06 in. x 0.55 in. (72.5 mm x 27 mm x 14 mm)
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 40° C


  • Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (64 bit)
    • CentOS* 7.4 (64 bit)
    • Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • macOS 10.14.4 (or later)
    • Raspbian (target only)
    • Other (via the open source distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit)

Product Brief

The latest generation of Intel® VPUs includes 16 powerful processing cores (called SHAVE cores) and a dedicated deep neural network hardware accelerator for high-performance vision and AI inference applications—all at low power.

Plug-and-Play AI

Single-Board Computers

Prototype with low-cost edge devices, such as Raspberry Pi* and other Arm* host devices.

AI on the PC

Build cutting-edge AI and machine learning into your PC applications with the Intel® NUC.

Depth-Sensing Cameras

Depth sensing meets plug-and-play edge inferencing with AI using an Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D400 series.

Reference Implementations

Learn to build computer vision solutions on the Intel® NCS2 by developing these projects.

Take AI from Prototype to Production

Intel® AI: In Production centralizes resources and partner offers to help you through the process of delivering your solutions for AI at the edge.


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