We are proud to share with you that our fourth generation imaging and vision DSP, the CEVA-XM4 intelligent vision processor, has been named “Best Processor IP of 2015” by semiconductor industry technology analyst, The Linley Group.
Linley’s “Best Processor IP” category covers a broad range of licensable processor cores including CPUs, DSPs, GPUs, VPUs and NoCs. The winner is chosen by the organization’s team of technology analysts for the product they consider to be superior in performance, power efficiency, and die area for the intended application.
CEVA-XM4 was selected over alternative VPU. Considered to be superior in performance, power efficiency, and die area for computer vision applications.
In selecting the CEVA-XM4 as this year’s winner, the Linley Group noted: “We estimate that the CEVA-XM4 can deliver more integer performance than any other licensable VPU (Vision Processing Unit). As a result, the XM4 can run the same convolutional-neural-network (CNN) object-recognition models that computer-vision researchers developed using Nvidia’s Cuda parallel-computing platform but at a fraction of the power and cost.”
“We are delighted to name the CEVA-XM4 vision processor the ‘Best Processor IP of 2015’, reflecting its superior capabilities for enabling computer vision in embedded devices,” noted Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group. “As computer vision becomes increasingly commonplace across the automotive, consumer, and industrial markets, the CEVA-XM4 offers a compelling solution to bring these capabilities to cost- and power-sensitive applications.”
Addressing the Extreme Processing Requirements
CEVA’s imaging and vision DSPs addresses the extreme processing requirements of the most sophisticated computational photography and computer vision applications such as video analytics, augmented reality and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). By offloading these performance-intensive tasks from the CPUs and GPUs, the highly-efficient DSP dramatically reduces the power consumption of the overall system, while providing complete flexibility. The platform includes a vector processor developed specifically to deal with the complexities of such applications and an extensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to enable easy development environment. The CEVA ADK includes an Android Multimedia Framework (AMF) that streamlines software development and integration effort, a set of advanced software development tools and a range of software products and libraries optimized for the DSP. CEVA also provides its ADAS customers with an ISO 26262 Compliant Safety Design Package for the CEVA-XM4, which serves to accelerate the ASIL certification process for their CEVA-XM4 based designs.