Configurations for IEI Mustang-V100-MX8-R10 Card


These steps are only required for IEI Mustang-V100-MX8-R10 card. IEI Mustang-V100-MX8-R11 card doesn’t require any additional steps and it’s completely configured using the general guidance

The IEI Mustang-V100-MX8 is an OEM version of the Intel® Vision Accelerator Design with Intel® Movidius™ VPUs. This guide assumes you have installed the Mustang-V100-MX8 and OpenVINO™ Runtime.

Instructions in this guide for configuring your accelerator include:

  1. Installing the required IEI BSL reset software

  2. Configuration settings for the hddldaemon service


This guide does not apply to Uzel cards.

Installing IEI Reset Software

Using the IEI Mustang-V100-MX8 requires downloading and installing the most current software for your system.

Visit the IEI Download Center for the most current software and documentation. Search for Mustang-V100-MX8.

Download the appropriate software for your system, extract the downloaded archive file, enter the newly created directory, and run the install script:

On Linux:

  • Run the script with sudo, or as root.

On Windows, do one of the following:

  • GUI: Double-click install.bat

  • CLI: Open a console with administrator privileges, cd into the directory, and run install.bat.

Configuring Mustang-V100-MX8 Service

The hddldaemon is a system service, a binary executable that is run to manage the computational workload on the board. It is a required abstraction layer that handles inference, graphics processing, and any type of computation that should be run on the video processing units (VPUs). Depending on the board configuration, there can be 8 or 16 VPUs.


Graphics and other specialized processing may require some custom development.

Conventions Used in This Document

<OV> refers to the following default OpenVINO&trade; Runtime directories:

  • Linux:

  • Windows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino\runtime

If you have installed OpenVINO&trade; in a different directory on your system, you will need to enter your unique directory path.

Configuration File Location


Service Configuration File Settings

Below are some possible configuration options.


After changing a configuration file, the hddldaemon must be restarted.