Inuitive, Ltd., a Imaginative and prescient-on-Chip processors firm, introduced the launch of its NU4100, an growth of its Imaginative and prescient and AI IC portfolio. Primarily based on Inuitive’s distinctive structure and superior 12nm course of expertise, the NU4100 IC helps built-in dual-channel 4K ISP, enhanced AI processing and depth sensing in a single-chip, low-power design, setting the brand new trade commonplace for Edge-AI efficiency.
The NU4100 is the second technology of the NU4x00 collection of merchandise. The NU4x00 collection is good for robotics, drones, VR, and edge-AI functions that demand a number of sensor aggregation, processing, packing and streaming. It’s particularly designed for robots and different functions that should sense and analyze the surroundings utilizing three, six or extra cameras, as they make real-time actionable choices based mostly on that enter.
“Robots designers demand greater resolutions, an ever-increasing variety of channels, and high-performing, enhanced AI and VSLAM capabilities,” Shlomo Gadot, Inuitive’s CEO, mentioned. “The NU4100 addition to the Imaginative and prescient-on-Chip collection of processors is a real revolution, based mostly on all built-in imaginative and prescient capabilities, mixed in a single, complete-mission laptop chip. The built-in dual-camera ISP offers much-needed flexibility with out having so as to add extra elements, which, in flip, require extra processing energy at a better value level.”
Mr. Gadot additionally mentioned, “Inuitive is dedicated to bringing essentially the most superior expertise to the market. NU4500, the following processor in our roadmap, is deliberate for tape-out on Q1 2023 with extra 8 cores of ARM A55, greater than double the AI compute energy and H.265 & H.264 video encoder & decoder and is to be the last word single-chip resolution for robotic and functions.”
The NU4100 helps multi-camera designs and might concurrently course of and stream two imager channels of as much as 12MP, or 4K decision, every at 60 frames per second (fps), whereas operating superior AI networks. This IC enhances the extent of integration for merchandise utilizing Inuitive expertise and speeds the AI processing energy by 2X-4X whereas consuming 20% much less energy than Inuitive’s first technology.
The brand new NU4100 was rapidly adopted by the CE & Metaverse trade leaders, already securing it for his or her market merchandise, as a substitute of any alternate options. Buyer merchandise powered by NU4100 might be obtainable beginning 1Q 2023.
“Robots are more and more reliant on imaginative and prescient processors. Their means to understand and perceive the surroundings is key to reaching a better stage of robotic autonomy,” Dor Zepeniuk, CTO and VP of Product at Inuitive, mentioned. “Processing streams of enter from a number of cameras increase the robotic’s independence and adaptability, whereas the built-in dual-channel 4K ISP improves the system’s capabilities. Each, in flip, serve the tip objective of designing highly effective merchandise which are decrease on price.”
Major options and capabilities of the brand new NU4100 embody:
- Proprietary Inuitive Depth Imaginative and prescient Accelerators (IDVA):
- Excessive-throughput, low-latency, depth-from-stereo HW engine
- SLAM HW Accelerators
- Normal goal Imaging/Imaginative and prescient engines
- Twin digital camera ISP unit – as much as 12Mp per video stream
- Twin-core Imaginative and prescient-DSP with 384GOPs – optimized for laptop imaginative and prescient features
- Environment friendly AI Engine with 3.2TOPs processing energy for DNN
- ARM Cortex-A5 CPU operating Linux OS
- Connectivity for as much as 6 Digicam gadgets
- Quick interfaces – USB3.0, MIPI CSI/DSI – Rx & Tx, LPDDR4 and extra
The high-resolution and superior AI processing supplied by the brand new IC can profit many different Edge-AI functions. Purposes comparable to Business 4.0 services can leverage the excessive Edge-AI efficiency and picture decision for improved course of management and a better stage of automation. Likewise, drones can use the ISP and Neural Community-Primarily based imaginative and prescient results, comparable to low-light enhancement, to autonomously function in each darkish and lit environments.
The NU4100 samples are already obtainable and might be prepared for mass manufacturing by January 2023.