VeriSilicon announced Tuesday at the ongoing CES 2019 conference the extension of its collaboration with NXP Semiconductors to machine learning. NXP’s upcoming i.MX products will include VeriSilicon’s Vivante intelligent pixel processing IP solution centered around the VIP Neural Network Processor Unit.
VeriSilicon Vivante VIP NPU features full scalability from extremely low power sub TOPS to high performance exceeding 100 TOPS. Vivante VIP8000/VIPNano NPU IP has been powering next-generation Intelligent devices across multiple market segments such as smart home, industrial, mobile, and automotive ADAS.
Vivante VIP processor supports the OpenCL 1.2 FP and OpenVX 1.2 APIs and common AI frameworks with a full software suite, including SDKs. All Vivante VIP configurations share a common unified software stack that has been deployed in products in multiple market segments.
VeriSilicon also announced that Broadcom Inc. has selected its Vivante VIP8000/VIPNano family of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Processor IP for use in their next generation Set-top Box system-on-chip (SoC).
With full scalability from extremely low power sub TOPS to high performance exceeding 100 TOPS, Vivante VIP8000/VIPNano IP has been powering next-generation intelligent devices across multiple market segments such as smart home, surveillance camera, automotive ADAS applications and Edge Server.
Vivante VIP processor’s OCL/OVX programmable architecture enable fast adoption of new neural networks.
“VeriSilicon’s Vivante VIP IP family NPU’s architecture has full scalability to address AI Everywhere, from battery operated OS-Less, DDR-Less devices to high performance Neural Network processors in Edge Server applications with a common SDK and unified software. We are honored to have NXP as a technology partner to address key market segments with Machine Learning technology. Vivante VIP IP is a leader in the NPU IP market with multiple products in the marketplace and solutions for each of the key market segments,” said Weijin Dai, executive vice president and general manager of the Intellectual Property Division at VeriSilicon. “Continuing with our long-term technology partnerships with NXP, this engagement adopted the full Vivante Intelligent Pixel Processing Solution, which includes NPU, ISP, GPU, and Video IP.”
“NXP’s vision is machine learning everywhere. VeriSilicon Vivante VIP architecture matches our vision,” said Martyn Humphries , vice president and general manager of i.MX applications processors at NXP. “These production-proven machine learning IP’s together with our machine learning eIQ tools enable us to rapidly develop and deploy cloud-to-edge solutions.”
“We believe that incorporating AI capabilities enables our set-top box solutions to support the advanced services that consumers expect when interacting with their entertainment devices,” said Rich Nelson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Set-Top Box and Cable Modem Division at Broadcom. “We expect the rapidly developing usages of AI to continue to position our solutions at the center of the consumer’s entertainment experience. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to customers to evolve our solutions while continuing to support the delivery of high-quality content.”
“We are extremely delighted that Broadcom chose VeriSilicon’s Vivante VIP8000/VIPNano family of Artificial Intelligence Processor IP for their set-top box product family. We’ve already deployed both Android and Linux-based AI supporting Google’s TensorFlow and TensorFlow-Light in addition to the common neural network frameworks,” said Weijin Dai, executive vice president and GM of Intellectual Property Division at VeriSilicon. “We see great momentum in applying AI to a wide range of devices in multiple market segments. With our production-proven AI IP products and widely deployed SDK ECO system, we are helping our customers rapidly bring AI-enabled devices to the market. Close collaboration with industry leaders like Broadcom will further drive our AI Vision, AI Voice and AI Pixel technology to new heights and to expand our ECO system.”
“VeriSilicon has been investing heavily in AI technology development and working closely with industry leaders to integrate AI capabilities in end products to deliver the AI benefits. We are excited to work with Broadcom in smart home and set-top-box products,” said Dr. Wayne Dai, President and CEO at VeriSilicon.