Getting Started with RPI5-Hailo8L

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Hailo community! This post is designed to help you get started with Hailo and guide you through the resources available.

Before diving into working with Hailo, we highly recommend watching our introductory video on YouTube. This video will give you a comprehensive overview of Hailo’s capabilities and help you understand the basics. You can watch the video here:

As seen on the video, the best starting point for your project, is our Raspberry-pi5 examples GitHub:
hailo-ai/hailo-rpi5-examples (

We further provide the Hailo Model Zoo. This powerful tool enables you to pick and choose one of more than 150 models for deployment on Hailo hardware. You can access the Hailo Model Zoo at the following link:
Hailo Model Zoo

  • Please note that we currently do not provide the Hailo Dataflow Compiler (DFC) for the general public.

For detailed documentation and API references, please refer to the Hailo Documentation:
Developer Zone Dcoumentation

We encourage you to explore these resources and start experimenting with Hailo. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team or engage with the community on our forums.

Happy coding!

Best regards,
The Hailo Team

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I followed the guide

but these steds does not work:

Open the Raspberry Pi configuration tool:

sudo raspi-config

Select option "6 Advanced Options", then select option "A8 PCIe Speed". Choose "Yes" to enable PCIe Gen 3 mode. Click "Finish" to exit.

A8 is not available

and hailo-all cannot be found:
sudo apt install hailo-all
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package hailo-all

I am running
uname -a
Linux pi 6.6.33-v8-16k+ #1770 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jun 12 17:49:22 BST 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Am I doing something wrong or is this guide not updated?

Hey @r.flodin ,

did you run ?
sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade

this will fix “Enable to locate package hailo-all”

as for setting the speed of pcie gen3 :
there is this guide for another way to do so:

Hope this fixes the issue, please let me know.

Yes I have run sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade:

sudo apt full-upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Reading state information… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libwpe-1.0-1 libwpebackend-fdo-1.0-1
Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Will try you guide for pcie gen 3

Please note that we currently do not provide the Hailo Dataflow Compiler (DFC) for the general public.

I wish this was communicated before I bought the AI kit.
It should be stated somewhere obvious, like the Raspberry Pi AI Kit product page.


I have personal research for object detection application with some AI accerlator extension, and I want to compare Hailo AI module with the versatiltiy, cost and computation power between GPUs.

I want to ask a question is I need to buy Raspberry Pi AI Kit , then I can get the develop documents and related software?
Because it seems i have not enough permission to download.

Thank you.

Hi @a3742185, we’re glad to see that you’re considering Hailo for your research!
I’m not sure what the tests that you’re going to run includes. If it’s about measuring the power and/or throughput etc. of common networks it should be already available to you.

I’m also thinking about getting a RasPi5+Hailo8L Setup to play around with. Unfortunately, I can’t see the user guides. Is there a way to get access? Should I get the setup, I will definitely want to be able to read the user guides.

Also, in the original post, it says:

What does “currently” mean? Are there any plans to change that? That seems like a major prerequisite for anyone wanting to work with the Hailo chip.

hey @mintho

you can check the github repos mentioned above for all the guidelines needed for rpi5_hailo8L.
as for DFC , we are working on getting out to the public.
for further update about this please check out :


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