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)

Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Intel NCS2

Develop, fine-tune, and deploy convolutional neural networks (CNNs) on low-power applications that require real-time inferencing.

  • Deep learning inference at the edge
  • Pretrained models on Open Model Zoo
  • A library of functions and preoptimized kernels for faster delivery to market
  • Support for heterogeneous execution across computer vision accelerators—CPU, GPU, VPU, and FPGA—using a common API
  • Raspberry Pi hardware support

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New Features

Explore the latest features and release notes for the toolkit.

  • Includes Deep Learning Workbench
  • Supports multidevice inference for load balancing
  • Offers binary distribution methods via package managers and Docker* containers
  • Provides new inference engine centric APIs
  • Supports serialized FP16 Intermediate Representation
  • Explore use cases for machine translation, natural language processing, and more

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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

Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X Vision Processing Unit (VPU)

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.

schematic drawing of the Intel Movidius Myriad X V P U

Reference Implementations

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

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Warranty Support & Regulatory Information

Consult the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 support for initial troubleshooting steps. If the issue persists, follow these instructions to obtain warranty support:

  • For purchases made from a distributor less than 30 days from the time of the warranty support request, contact the distributor where you made the purchase.

  • For purchases made directly from Intel or from a distributor more than 30 days from the time of the warranty support request, contact Intel Warranty Support. Note You will need to create a support account if you do not have one.

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