Question edgeTPU "unlocking"

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avmiz

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May 28, 2019
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Pixel 6 is shipped with edgeTPU, a tensor processing unit, but seems the only usage is possible by java NeuralNetwork system API.
Tried to list it with recompiled lshw binary, but nothing.
Same with basic TPU binaries launched from terminal.
I found an edgeTPU driver in kernel sources, so basically the usage should be possible also from android terminal.
Also i found the firmware image in android root folder, so it should work.
Looks like the TPU is produced by Coral company and I tried their tools, but steel nothing.
So my question is, is it possible to "unlock" the edgeTPU to be used with something else than Java?