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Inuitive and Visidon introduce a new, industry-changing low light enhancement technology for robotic applications and more

Ra’anana, Israel, January 04, 2023 — Inuitive, a leading vision-on-chip processor company, and Visidon, an AI-based image and video enhancement software provider, announced today the release of a high performing, accurate, and real-time low light enhancement solution the two companies co-developed. The joint solution, now available for deployment, addresses the main issues in traditional noise reduction algorithms for a wide variety of edge devices, such as robotics, consumer electronic devices with cameras, and surveillance systems.

 

The game-changing solution combines Inuitive’s all-in-one NU4100 vision-on-chip processor which incorporates AI-powered image processing and depth sensing, with Visidon’s advanced low light enhancement technology, resulting in a significant leap in vision technology.

 

For robots to perform well in low light conditions, their vision processor must enhance and process low-light video quickly – a capability possible only on the Edge. Enhancement includes denoising mixed noise in the image due to low light, severe weather or environmental conditions. Visidon’s enhancement solution uses neural networks to effectively extract signals from the noise. Inuitive’s NU4100 vision-on-chip processor hosts the Visidon solution, allowing robots to utilize it for processing.

 

The new co-solution allows high-performance robotic applications and enhances consumer communication and surveillance quality in real time, even in the most challenging low light environments. It is a high efficiency, low power solution with impeccable accuracy applicable to critical use cases such as robot use at night and drone flights in the dark, which had only been available in the past via advanced and highly costly sensors.

 

Shlomo Gadot, CEO at Inuitive, commented: “We are very pleased to have partnered with Visidon, who are a great addition to our ecosystem of software partners. Through our co-developed solution with them, we now offer stellar image quality even in the most challenging light conditions, not only unlocking a huge market potential but also democratizing access to such technology.”

 

Markus Turtinen, Co-founder and CEO at Visidon, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be working together with Inuitive. Our partnership further expands our reach in the robotic applications market and beyond. We look forward to deepening this partnership.”

 

Both companies will attend CES 2023 on January 5–8 in Las Vegas. Interested parties can meet with Company representatives at Westgate Hotel, Inuitive Suite 630. To schedule a meeting, please click here.

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive’s disruptive Vision-on-Chip processors introduce all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, and optimal size and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning and location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power, and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV).

 

Together with its technological ecosystem of partners in the field of machine sensing, software development, and commercial manufacturing, Inuitive integrates its enterprise-ready sensor-and-processor modules into its customers’ robotics, drones, AR, VR, AIoT, and 3D sensing applications, providing human-like visual understanding with optimal capabilities and superior performance.

 

For more information, visit www.inuitive-tech.com or find us on LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

About Visidon

Visidon, a Finland-based company founded in 2006, specializes in the development of fast and energy efficient image and video processing technologies. Software products include automatic image quality enhancement, computational imaging, and face recognition. Visidon technologies utilise the latest microprocessor architectures and machine learning algorithms especially for embedded industries. Visidon solutions can be found in over 1 billion mobile phones.

See https://www.visidon.fi/.

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Inuitive introduces groundbreaking new sensor modules to address challenges of AMR and AGV systems

Ra’anana, Dec 11, 2022. Inuitive, a Vision-on-Chip processor company, announced today the launch of its latest sensor modules: the M4.5S and the M4.3WN. Designed to easily integrate into robots and drones systems, both sensor modules are built around the NU4000 Vision-on-Chip (VoC) processor and integrates depth sensing and image processing with AI and VSLAM capabilities in order to provide robotic devices with human-like visual understanding.

 

The M4.5S provides robots with enhanced depth from stereo sensing along with AI-based obstacle detection and object recognition. It features the widest field of view in the industry at 88×58 degrees, shortest minimum-sensing-range of 9 cm, and wide dynamic operating temperature range of up to 50 degrees Celsius. The M4.5S is an easy to adopt, highly power efficient platform that is designed to function as a self-sufficient depth sensor module and shorten time to market for commercial robotic systems with industrial design fix and limitations.

 

Watch a short video about the M4.5S, here: https://youtu.be/Spxpj_8214M

 

The Company’s other newly launched sensor module, the M4.3WN, features accurate tracking and VSLAM navigation based on fisheye cameras and an IMU together with depth sensing and on-chip AI processing. This enables free navigation, localization, path planning, and static and dynamic obstacle avoidance – the main challenges for AMR and AGV systems. The M4.3WN is specially designed in a metal case to best serve in industrial environment conditions.

 

“Our new all-in-one sensor modules expand our portfolio targeting the growing market of autonomous mobile robots. Together with our category-leading Vision-on-Chip processor, we now enable robotic devices to look at the world with human-like visual understanding,” said Shlomo Gadot, CEO and Co-Founder of Inuitive. “Inuitive is fully committed to continuously developing the best performing products for our customers and becoming their supplier of choice.

 

The M4.5S and the M4.3WN sensor modules’ primary processing unit is the Inuitive all-in-one NU4000 processor. Both modules are equipped with depth and RGB sensors that are controlled and timed by the NU4000. Data generated by the sensors and processed in real-time at a high frame rate by the NU4000, is then used to generate depth information for the host device.

 

The Inuitive M4.5S and M4.3WN module sensors are available today. For more information and ordering, visit: M4.5S and M4.3WN

Or contact us at: https://www.inuitive-tech.com/about-us/

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive’s disruptive Vision-on-Chip processors introduce all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, and optimal size and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning and location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power, and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV).
Together with its technological ecosystem of partners in the field of machine sensing, software development, and commercial manufacturing, Inuitive integrates its enterprise-ready sensor-and-processor modules into its customers’ robotics, drones, AR, VR, AIoT, and 3D sensing applications, providing human-like visual understanding with optimal capabilities and superior performance.

 

For more information, visit www.inuitive-tech.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/inuitive.

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Inuitive launches NU4100, expanding its Edge-AI Vision-on-Chip IC portfolio

Ra’anana, Israel, September 21, 2022 — Inuitive Ltd., a Vision-on-Chip processors company, announced today the launch of its new NU4100, an expansion of its Vision and AI IC portfolio. Based on Inuitive’s unique architecture and advanced 12nm process technology, the new NU4100 IC supports integrated dual-channel 4K ISP, enhanced AI processing, and depth sensing in a single-chip, low-power design, setting the new industry standard for Edge-AI performance.

 

The NU4100 is the second generation of the NU4x00 series of products. The NU4x00 series is ideal for Robotics, Drones, VR, and Edge-AI applications that demand multiple sensor aggregation, processing, packing, and streaming. It is specifically designed for robots and other applications that must sense and analyze the environment using 3, 6, or more cameras, as they make real-time actionable decisions based on that input.

 

“Robots designers demand higher resolutions, an ever-increasing number of channels, and high-performing, enhanced AI and VSLAM capabilities,” said Shlomo Gadot, Inuitive’s CEO. “The NU4100 addition to the Vision-on-Chip series of processors is a true revolution, based on all integrated vision capabilities, combined in a single, complete-mission computer chip. The integrated dual-camera ISP provides much-needed flexibility without having to add more components, which, in turn, require additional processing power at a higher price point.”

Mr. Gadot also said “Inuitive is committed to bringing the most advanced technology to the market. NU4500, the next processor in our roadmap, is planned for tape-out on Q1 2023 with additional 8 cores of ARM A55, more than double the AI compute power and H.265 & H.264 video encoder & decoder and is to be the ultimate single-chip solution for robotic and applications.”

 

The new NU4100 supports multi-camera designs and can simultaneously process and stream two imager channels of up to 12MP, or 4K resolution, each at 60 frames per second (fps), while running advanced AI networks. This IC enhances the level of integration for products using Inuitive technology and speeds the AI processing power by 2X-4X while consuming 20% less power than Inuitive’s first generation.

 

The new NU4100 was quickly adopted by the CE & Metaverse industry leaders, already securing it for their market products, instead of any alternatives. Customer products powered by NU4100 will be available starting 1Q 2023.

 

“Robots are increasingly reliant on vision processors. Their ability to perceive and understand the environment is fundamental to achieving a higher level of robot autonomy,” said Dor Zepeniuk, CTO and VP of Product, Inuitive. “Processing streams of input from multiple cameras expand the robot’s independence and flexibility, while the integrated dual-channel 4K ISP improves the system’s capabilities. Both, in turn, serve the end goal of designing powerful products that are lower on cost.”

 

Main features and capabilities of the new NU4100 include:

  • Proprietary Inuitive Depth Vision Accelerators (IDVA):
    • High-throughput, low-latency, depth-from-stereo HW engine
    • SLAM HW Accelerators
    • General purpose Imaging/Vision engines
  • Dual camera ISP unit – up to 12Mp per video stream
  • Dual-core Vision-DSP with 384GOPs – optimized for computer vision functions
  • Efficient AI Engine with 3.2TOPs processing power for DNN
  • ARM Cortex-A5 CPU running Linux OS
  • Connectivity for up to 6 Camera devices
  • Fast interfaces – USB3.0, MIPI CSI/DSI – Rx & Tx, LPDDR4 and more

 

The new high-resolution and advanced AI processing provided by the new IC can benefit many other Edge-AI applications. Applications such as Industry 4.0 facilities can leverage the high Edge-AI performance and image resolution for improved process control and a higher level of automation. Likewise, drones can use the ISP and Neural Network-Based vision effects, such as low-light enhancement, to autonomously operate in both dark and lit environments.

 

The NU4100 samples are already available and will be ready for mass production by January 2023. For more information, contact us at: https://www.inuitive-tech.com/about-us/.

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive’s disruptive Vision-on-Chip processors introduce all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, and optimal size and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning and location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power, and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV).

Together with its technological ecosystem of partners in the field of machine sensing, software development, and commercial manufacturing, Inuitive integrates its enterprise-ready sensor-and-processor modules into its customers’ robotics, drones, AR, VR, AIoT, and 3D sensing applications, providing human-like visual understanding with optimal capabilities and superior performance.

 

For more information, visit www.inuitive-tech.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/inuitive.

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Inuitive partners with Arteris IP on its Next Generation of Computer Vision Platforms

RA’ANANA, Israel and Campbell, Calif. – July 11, 2022 – Inuitive – fabless semiconductor company and designer of powerful multi-core processor ICs – announced that it has partnered with Arteris® Inc (Nasdaq: AIP) – a leading provider of system IP consisting of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect and IP deployment software that accelerate system-on-chip (SoC) creation – having selected the company’s FlexNoC® interconnect IP for its next generation of computer vision platforms. The Arteris technology addresses connectivity and timing closure challenges, enabling Inuitive’s Vision-on-Chip processors to achieve the aggressive performance goals required in advanced next-generation, leading-edge vision processors.

 

The Inuitive Vision-on-Chip series of processors is the evolution of all integrated vision capabilities from previous generations of processors, combined in a single entire-mission computer chip. This all-in-one chip will offer extended multi-core vision processing, enhanced high-quality depth sensing, AI-based object detection and recognition and SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) using hardware rather than software.

 

“Inuitive excels at building multi-core processors that integrate the full range of intelligent vision technologies with superior performance, bandwidth, power and deep learning,” says Dor Zepeniuk, CTO and VP Product at Inuitive. “Integrating Arteris IP interconnects into our Vision-on-Chip processors enable us to meet our performance goals and facilitate the scalability of future products, helping us to accelerate our innovations.”

 

Arteris FlexNoC® technology is a flexible backbone on-chip communication solution. The product provides scalability that enables power, performance, and the achievement of area goals. The interconnect reduces bottlenecks in on-chip communications and expands options to manage interleaving between DDR memory channels, which is an additional benefit when developing state-of-the-art vision systems.

 

“Advanced and complex vision multi-core systems require best-in-class network-on-chip technology for effective connectivity,” says K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris Inc. “We are delighted that, in the competitive market of advanced vision SoCs, Arteris IP products continue to be the premium choice for high-performance, innovative solutions.”

 

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive’s disruptive third-generation Vision-on-Chip processors introduce all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, and optimal size and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning and location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition, while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power, and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV).

Together with its technological ecosystem of partners in the field of machine sensing, software development, and commercial manufacturing, Inuitive integrates its enterprise-ready sensor-and-processor modules into its customers’ robotics, drones, AR, VR, AIoT and 3D sensing applications, providing human-like visual understanding with optimal capabilities and superior performance.

For more information, visit www.inuitive-tech.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/inuitive.

 

About Arteris IP

Arteris Inc. provides network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP and IP deployment System IP technology to accelerate system-on-chip (SoC) semiconductor development and integration for a wide range of applications from AI to automobiles, mobile phones, IoT, cameras, SSD controllers, and servers for customers such as BMW, Bosch, Baidu, Mobileye, Samsung, Toshiba and NXP. Arteris IP products include NoC interconnect, cache coherent interconnect standalone cache memory, ISO 26262 safety package, Artificial Intelligence package, automated timing closure and SoC integration automation capabilities. Customer results obtained by using Arteris IP include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs.

For more information, visit www.arteris.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/arteris

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Inuitive and Visidon have jointly developed bokeh solution for video conferencing running on Inuitive NU4100 processor

Major technological advancements have changed the process of conducting business remotely. Modern and innovative businesses should build and maintain quality relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors, and customers. For this reason, video conferencing is a must! It increases productivity, saves time, reduces travel expenses, and altogether promotes collaboration.

Video conferencing refers to online meetings which connect different devices, from complex enterprise-grade video conferencing systems to laptops, mobile devices, or even TV sets.

In video conferencing, bokeh helps people to focus on the foreground objects. ‘Good Bokeh’ refers to a background where highlight blurs have soft edges and show no sharp distinctions between out-of-focus elements.

Both Inuitive and Visidon, having long experience and established position in the video enhancement area, have jointly developed bokeh solution for video conferencing applications which will be showcased at Embedded Vision Summit (https://embeddedvisionsummit.com) during May 16-19.

Visidon bokeh solution provides a gradual bokeh effect where blur strength varies around the scene and close object often appears as foreground. The solutions offers a natural look with gradual blurring and clear and sharp edges.

For stereo bokeh solution a special power-efficient Inuitive NU4100 processor is utilized, on which Visidon proprietary algorithms have been ported and optimized to run bokeh in real-time. NU4100 has stereo camera configuration, neural network accelerator and specific DSP for low power computation.

Inuitive’s third-generation Vision-on-Chip processors are disrupting the vision processing market by introducing all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, and optimal size and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning and location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition, while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power, and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV)

In order to guarantee the real-time performance and market demands, Visidon and Inuitive are advancing technologies to deliver high-performance and efficient architectures supporting accurate algorithms. Inuitive and Visidon are prepared to meet the demands of the next-generation of video conferencing solutions.

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Real-time video enhancement reaches new standard with Inuitive and Visionary.ai partnership

Visionary.ai has developed a software-based image signal processor (ISP) which leverages AI to help cameras achieve market-leading image quality and detection accuracy. Today, standard ISPs discard a critical portion of sensor data. Visionary.ai’s ISP leverages all the raw sensor data and cutting-edge AI, presenting a challenge of high compute power.

 

Excited to start showcasing our joint demo to prospective customers later this month, we plan to demonstrate Inuitive’s market-leading AI processor with Visionary.ai’s software-based ISP inside.

 

Commenting on the partnership, Visionary.ai co-founder and CEO Oren Debbi said, “Running on the Inuitive processor means we can offer stellar image quality to so many more camera and electronics manufacturers without them paying the price of high compute power. With this new advantage, and having a partner like Inuitive on board, will help us unlock a huge market opportunity. In the coming years, we expect to see the package of our two game-changing technologies being adopted globally”.

 

“During our inception phase, we were running on a server, and then as we reduced our compute power, moved to the Nvidia AGX. With Inuitive, we’re now able to run in real-time with a high frame rate on a low-cost edge processor”, added Visionary.ai co-founder and CTO Yoav Taieb.

 

Shlomo Gadot, founder and CEO at Inuitive commented: “Partnering with Visionary.ai offers our customers the most advanced vision and AI solutions. Leveraging the industry leading Edge AI processor series from Inuitive and Visionary.ai’s sophisticated AI-based ISP will enable vision systems to operate at a very wide dynamic range of use cases, with the highest levels of performance while keeping system’s simplicity.”

 

 

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Inuitive’s NU4000 3D and AI Vision processor powers Alps Alpine’s obstacle detection

This selection confirms the NU4000’s superiority as a high-quality, reliable and precise Edge AI processor, for any mobility platform

Ra’anana, Israel 27 July 2021. Inuitive – a fabless semiconductor company that develops advanced vision processors for Edge devices – is supplying its NU4000 to Japanese multi-national corporation, Alps Alpine, for integration into its obstacle detection unit, which is being used by Fukushin Electrics in its next-generation electric cart.

Based on a unique architecture, the NU4000 is a 3D Vision and AI processor designed for use in smart devices that need to see and understand the world around them. Applications include Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, Drones and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT).

Fukushin Electrics’ POLCAR is the first and most advanced step into smart mobility systems, offering a safer and more secure electric cart experience. Built into the obstacle detection unit of the POLCAR, Inuitive’s NU4000 detects potential obstacles such as people, objects, gutters, etc. in advance. The cart then issues a sound and light alert to the driver, while automatically decelerating and stopping to prevent collision.  

“Inuitive’s NU4000 combines 3D and AI, enabling Alps Alpine’s obstacle detection system to filter out irrelevant information while fulfilling its primary mission – preventing collisions,” says Kenichi Kitatani, Power and Mobility Project Manager at Alps Alpine. “Until now the sole option was to separately use a 3D-only system that requires heavy processing to generate relevant information, or an AI-only system that detects many classes of objects. While high sensitivity results good in detection, it can also cause overload with hazards that are better ignored. The NU4000 offers the best of both worlds, in one compact unit.” 

“Having successfully completed a series of rigorous tests and checks to ensure compliance with the most stringent standards and regulatory requirements, our selection by Alps Alpine for this project is a strong validation of our technology,” says Shlomo Gadot, founder and CEO of Inuitive. “We look forward to this being a catalyst for many more collaborations with integrators in Northeast Asia and beyond.” 

“The development of smarter user experiences depends on high-quality depth sensing, on-chip SLAM, computer vision and deep learning capabilities,” says Rich Wawrzyniak Principal Market Analyst, ASIC & SoC at Semico Research Corp. “This is what makes the work that Inuitive is doing so exciting; they are facilitating the ongoing development of smart products. Embedded vision and AI are going to be pervasive functions in our society, and Inuitive is well positioned to aid companies wanting to add these capabilities to their products going forward.”

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive is the leading fabless semiconductor company in the area of 3D sensing. The company develops technology that optimizes consumer experiences and enhances competitive advantages for robots, drones, virtual and augmented reality applications. Its NU4000 3D and AI Vision processor is based on a unique architecture that combines algorithms, ASIC, and system solutions, enabling devices to acquire more human-like capabilities.

With AI at its core, the Inuitive solution also includes a 3D Depth Sensing Computer Vision processor and powerful deep learning capabilities to enable smart devices to become even smarter.

For more information on Inuitive, please visit the company’s website: http://inuitive-tech.com/ and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBtr49nB_xZ1nHK9YZzaaAg 

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Gur Dror

VP Business Development

  1. +972 54 448 8908
  2. gurd@inuitive-tech.com

 

About Alps Alpine

Alps Alpine is a leading manufacturer of electronic components and in-vehicle information equipment that has produced numerous world-first products since its establishment in 1948. The company currently has 110 bases in 26 countries and regions around the world. Its global portfolio includes approximately 40,000 products and solutions, including consumer products such as car navigation systems and car audio & visual devices, digital keys utilizing smartphone apps and blockchain technology, and systems/ services such as remote monitoring. 

For more information on Alps Alpine, please visit the company’s website https://www.alpsalpine.com/e/

 

About Fukushin Electric

Since its establishment in 1957, Fukushin Electric has been developing advanced technologies and manufacturing high-quality products in a wide range of fields such as automobiles, housing/ industrial equipment, and aviation equipment. 

For more information on Fukushin Electric, please visit the company’s website www.felco.co.jp 

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Inuitive and SoftBank to Collaborate on AI and IoT

Inuitive Ltd. (Inuitive) and SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), today announced that they have agreed to collaborate through the development of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and advanced 3D sensing with computer vision capabilities for future IoT.

This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging Inuitive’s existing and future vision processors and its AI framework with SoftBank’s IoT platforms, which offer advanced heterogeneous processing capabilities for embedded products. The companies expect the collaboration to drive the popularity and development of smart IoT devices and systems.

Devices such as IoT are becoming more intelligent with the proliferation of AI. Implementing AI on the device provides a number of advantages over current market implementations, enabling edge devices to provide human-like interaction while keeping consumer market price tag. Additional benefits of on-chip AI include real-time performance, privacy protection and longer operation time.

“To develop an AI framework, it takes efforts from players in multiple domains,” said Mr. Shlomo Gadot, founder and chief executive officer, Inuitive. “The strategic collaboration between Inuitive and SoftBank will advance on-device intelligence by leveraging Inuitive’s advanced technologies and SoftBank market proven technologies. Together we’ll push the performance envelope and extend AI to places that are currently beyond reach. Our strategic collaboration will become a turning point for the whole on-chip AI industry”.

“SoftBank has been conducting research in AI over a decade,” said Hironobu Tamba, Vice President, Head of Smart IoT Division, SoftBank. “We look forward to the results of our collaboration with Inuitive to further accelerate new and exciting capabilities of on-chip AI for millions of devices”.

Currently, SoftBank is focused on optimizing the high-end platforms to accelerate AI products use cases in the areas of computer vision and neural networks and is researching broader executions in the areas of Objects recognition, Scene reconstruction, SLAM and power management. Inuitive is a leading company in vision processing and its applications. It plays an important role in deep learning algorithm innovation. The company’s leading technology in deep learning makes it possible to innovate and develop a variety of algorithms with low cost and fast response time. Inuitive has also made breakthroughs in sensing technologies. Its strategic collaboration with SoftBank is expected to drastically improve the speed and efficiency of combining system with chipset, making Inuitive’s AI technology more pervasive.

About Inuitive

INUITIVE (www.inuitive-tech.com) Inuitve is the leading fabless semiconductor company in the area of 3D imaging and with its NU4000 optimizes consumer experiences and enhances competitive advantages in the areas of Robots, Drones, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to name just a few. INUITIVE intelligent offering combines, algorithms, ASIC and System solution to realize the AI practice enabling devices to acquire more human capabilities. With AI at its core, The INUITIVE platform also includes a 3D Depth Sensing Computer Vision processor and powerful deep learning capabilities to enable smart devices to become even smarter.

About SoftBank

SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy. To learn more, please visit www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/

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Inuitive Introduces The NU4000, An Advanced 3d Imaging, Deep Learning And Computer Vision Processor, Enabling Devices To Sense And Analyze Their Surroundings

Unique Architecture Delivers Performance and Flexibility Optimization

RA’ANANA, Israel, September 7, 2017 – Inuitive, a developer of cutting edge 3D computer vision and image processors has introduced the NU4000, a superior multi-core vision processor that supports 3D Imaging, Deep Learning and Computer Vision processing for Augmented and Virtual Reality, Drones, Robots and other applications. This next generation processor enables high quality depth sensing, SLAM on-chip, Computer Vision and Deep Learning (CNN) capabilities in affordable form factor and minimized power consumption, leading the way for smarter user experiences.

 

Combining high performance and flexibility, the powerful core-processors backed by hardware accelerators reduce latency to less than 1mSec, delivering an enhanced augmented and virtual reality experience. The NU4000’s deep Learning Engine enables object detection, classification and recognition, and scene understanding.

 

Leading the Vision processors category, NU4000 provides unmatched Imaging and Vision computing power exceeding a total of 8 Terra OPS (Operations per second). It introduces an optimized Embedded Vision architecture that effectively combines a set of computing blocks positioning it as the most powerful vision processor available. These include:

  • 3 Vector Cores that provide 500 Giga OPS
  • A dedicated CNN processor that exceeds 2 Terra OPS enabling deep neural networks such as VGG16 reaching 40 frames (ROIs) per second at 10 times less power of the equivalent GPU, DSP or FPGA implementations
  • 3 Powerful CPU Cores that provide more than 13,000 CoreMark
  • Depth processing engine that delivers a throughput of 120Mp/s and supports multiple simultaneous streams of stereo and structured light
  • SLAM engine enabling accurate key point extraction at 120fps from 2 cameras simultaneously
  • Advanced Time-Warp HW engine that reduces the Motion-to-Photon latency to 1msec for extensive VR and MR use cases
  • More than 3MB of on-chip SLAM servicing the vision cores
  • High throughput LPDDR4 interface that reduce external memory access bottlenecks

 

“With the NU4000, we are uniquely positioned to be the cornerstone chip for MR/VR, Robots and Drones, and are defining the Vision Processor Unit category,” said Mr. Shlomo Gadot – Inuitive Co-Founder & CEO.  “We are excited to provide innovative products that address the needs of the market and paves the way for the future’s most advanced technologies.”

 

The NU4000 connects to 6 cameras and 2 displays, and is 7x8mm. It also features an enhanced depth processor engine for active and passive stereo, and Structured Light technologies; Smart sensor hub capabilities that synchronize, time-stamp and process inputs from multiple sensors offloading the host processor; and a fully programmable Deep Learning Processor, all at an advanced and power efficient 12nm process node.

To learn more, visit www.inuitive-tech.com.

 

About Inuitive

 

Inuitive optimizes consumer experiences and enhances competitive advantages in the areas of Augmented & Virtual Reality, Drones, Robots and Autonomous Cars, among others. Inuitive combines algorithms, ASIC, and System solution to realize the AI practice enabling devices to acquire more human capabilities. With AI at its core, Inuitive’s platform includes a 3D Depth Sensing Computer Vision processor and powerful deep learning capabilities enabling smart devices to become smarter.

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Inuitive Adopts Synopsys’ Embedded Vision Processor IP to Accelerate Computer Vision and Deep Learning Algorithms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017

 

Highlights

  • Inuitive selected the DesignWare EV6x Embedded Vision Processor for its high vector DSP and neural network performance in a minimal silicon footprint
  • Combination of dual vector DSPs operating in parallel to the CNN engine delivers maximum throughput to meet Inuitive’s real-time vision and image processing requirements
  • Synopsys’ MetaWare EV Development Toolkit simplifies software development for Inuitive’s NU4000 SoC, including the mapping of complex CNN graphs

 

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Inuitive selected Synopsys’ DesignWare® EV62 Embedded Vision Processor IP for its production NU4000 system-on-chip (SoC), Inuitive’s most advanced 3D imaging and vision SoC. Inuitive adopted the EV62 Processor IP to take advantage of the high performance and processing efficiency of the tightly integrated vector DSPs and convolutional neural network (CNN) engine. The CNN engine operates in parallel with the vector DSPs, enabling Inuitive to implement highly accurate object detection, image classification and semantic segmentation capabilities in its SoC at a fraction of the power consumption of competing vision processor IP solutions. The MetaWare EV Development Toolkit, a comprehensive set of tools and software for the EV6x Processors, can distribute the NU4000’s computations between the vision CPU and CNN resources to support new and emerging neural network algorithms as well as customer-specific CNN layers.

 

“To provide our customers with the most advanced, high-performance vision processing capabilities for their demanding computer vision and machine learning applications, we require vision processing IP with the best mix of performance and power consumption with the flexibility to support current and future CNN graphs,” said NAME, TITLE at Inuitive. “The competitive power, performance and area advantages of the DesignWare EV62 processor with its fast CNN engine were critical to achieving the real-time processing capabilities of our NU4000 3D imaging and vision processor SoC.”

 

The DesignWare EV6x Processor Family supports Inuitive’s NU4000 SoC requirements for processing multiple camera inputs with high-definition resolutions up to 4K. The EV6x processors have a heterogeneous multicore architecture that includes one to four high-performance vector DSPs designed to be tightly coupled to a CNN engine that delivers up to 4.5 TeraMACs/sec in typical 16-nm FinFET process technologies. To simplify software application development, the DesignWare EV6x Processors are fully programmable and supported by the MetaWare EV Development Toolkit, which includes software development tools based on the OpenVX™, OpenCV and Open CL™ C embedded vision standards. In addition, the Toolkit includes a CNN mapping tool that automatically converts neural networks trained using popular frameworks like Caffe and Tensorflow into an executable for the CNN engine.

 

“Artificial intelligence is enabling intelligent, real-time identification and recognition at high precision for applications such as ADAS, video surveillance and virtual/augmented reality,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. “By using Synopsys’ EV6x Vision Processor IP, companies like Inuitive can create SoC designs that execute deep learning algorithms at TeraMAC-per-second speeds with the lowest power consumption and highest accuracy.”

 

Availability & Resources

The DesignWare EV61, EV62 and EV64 processors with optional CNN engine, and the MetaWare EV Development Toolkit, are available now. Support for the TensorFlow framework in the Toolkit’s CNN mapping tool is scheduled to be available in Q4 2017.

 

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare® IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys’ IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits and IP subsystems. Synopsys’ extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support and robust IP development methodology enable designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit www.synopsys.com/designware.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

About Inuitive

INUITIVE (www.inuitive-tech.com) optimizes consumer experiences and enhances competitive advantages in the areas of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Drones, Robots and Autonomous Cars, to name just a few. INUITIVE intelligent offering combines, algorithms, ASIC and System solution  to realize the AI practice enabling devices to acquire more human capabilities. With AI at its core, The INUITIVE platform also includes a 3D Depth Sensing Computer Vision processor and powerful deep learning capabilities to enable smart devices to become even smarter.

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