Ameba Arduino: [RTL8722CSM/RTL8722DM] TensorFlow Lite - Person Detection


• Ameba D [RTL8722 CSM/DM] x 1
• Arducam Mini 2MP Plus OV2640 SPI Camera Module x 1
• LED x 3



Connect the camera and LEDs to the RTL8722 board following the diagram.

Download the Ameba customized version of TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers library at
Follow the instructions at to install it.
Ensure that the patch files found at are also installed.
You will also need to install the Ameba_ArduCAM library, found together with the TensorFlow Lite library.
In the Arduino IDE library manager, install the JPEGDecoder library. This example has been tested with version 1.8.0 of the JPEGDecoder library.
Once the library has installed, you will need to configure it to disable some optional components that are not compatible with the RTL8722DM. Open the following file:
Make sure that both #define LOAD_SD_LIBRARY and #define LOAD_SDFAT_LIBRARY are commented out, as shown in this excerpt from the file:
//#define LOAD_SD_LIBRARY // Default SD Card library
//#define LOAD_SDFAT_LIBRARY // Use SdFat library instead, so SD Card SPI can be bit bashed
Open the example, “Files” -> “Examples” -> “TensorFlowLite_Ameba” -> “person_detection”.

Upload the code and press the reset button on Ameba once the upload is finished.
Once it is running, you should see the blue LED flashing once every few seconds, indicating that it has finished processing an image. The red LED will light up if it determines that there is no person in the previous image captured, and the green LED will light up if it determines that there is a person.
The inference results are also output to the Arduino serial monitor, which appear as follows:

Code Reference

More information on TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers can be found at:

Please confirm that QQ communication software is installed