Originally developed in 1997 and perfected over 6 generations, the videantis processor is the most power-efficient and highest-performing visual processing architecture that you can license on the market. Whether you need to run deep learning algorithms, video compression or decompression, image manipulation or computer vision, the v-MP6000UDX architecture provides a very efficient implementation. The multicore v-MP6000UDX architecture scales from ultra-low-cost single-core applications to ultra-high-performance many-core applications. The architecture is optimized for efficient deep learning, computer vision, image and video processing.
Unified deep learning/vision/video architecture enables flexibility
Videantis architectureThe videantis v-MP6000UDX architecture runs a wide variety of visual processing tasks very efficiently, providing a flexible visual computing platform that runs complete embedded vision applications that combine CNNs with computer vision, video compression, and image processing. The heterogeneous multicore architecture includes multiple high-throughput VLIW/SIMD media processors (v-MPs) with a number of stream processors (v-SPs) that accelerate bitstream packing and unpacking in video codecs. Each processor includes its own multi-channel DMA engine for efficient data movement to local, on-chip, and off-chip memories.
Low power extends battery life and prevents overheating
Low energy consumption extends battery life of mobile devices. Low power consumption also prevents camera modules and image sensors from overheating in automotive and edge computing applications. A new class of computer vision applications, such as face recognition for smart sensing devices, require always-on operation, again necessitating ultra low power consumption. The v-MP6000UDX processor has been architected for low-power operation from the ground up, resulting in a 1000x power reduction compared to other solutions on the market.
High-performance enables new applications
Deep learning, computer vision applications, 4K/8K or Full HD video coding, and high-resolution image processing require tremendous amounts of calculations. With performance of 50 Tera Ops Per Second for the largest configuration, the v-MP6000UDX processor architecture provides ample computational horsepower. The heterogeneous, multicore VLIW/SIMD architecture was designed specifically for visual computing tasks such as neural network processing, computer vision algorithms and complex video applications, resulting in at least a 100x performance improvement compared to other processors.
Single scalable architecture
Performance scalingWe introduced our first multicore offering to the market at the Microprocessor Forum in 2005, and have over 10 years of experience in optimizing and parallelizing software for efficient multicore operation. The single scalable architecture enables different operating points across your product lines: from very-low-cost to ultra-high-performance. Our software is fully scalable too, automatically using all processor cores that are available for the task. The v-CNNDesigner tool efficiently parallelizes neural networks over multiple cores, ensuring there are no data bottlenecks and ensuring high throughput. Our embedded vision and video coding libraries are implemented in such a way also that they take full advantage of the number of videantis cores available in the system.
Our processor architecture is fully software programmable. Deep learning algorithms are still changing rapidly. Since ours are implemented 100% in software, you can continue improving your nets without having to worry that the chip won’t be able to support it. Firmware can be upgraded to cover additional functionality. You can keep your SOCs in the market longer, or you can expand your target market and address a wide variety of customer requests. Firmware upgradeability also reduces risk. In case interoperability issues between your SOC and other chips in the system are found, these can be solved by adjusting the software, without costly silicon respins. All of our customers have always come back to us with requests for additional software, expanding their time-in-market, and capturing more customers.
The videantis processors have been designed into a wide variety of SOCs and millions of products have shipped into the market. We’ve been licensing our semiconductor IP technology since 2004 — you can count on our processors and support teams and ensure that your semiconductor designs will go smoothly into production.
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Block Diagram of the Deep Learning Processor