The push towards widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in consumer devices continues at a relentless pace. However, cloud-based deep learning on battery-powered devices is plagued with issues, including latency, security and the need for a constant, reliable internet connection. Implementing the intelligence on the device itself – or on the edge – eliminates all of these issues. Highly efficient computer vision processors are necessary to meet the stringent power requirements and specialized deep learning software is crucial in delivering the accuracy and performance needed for cloud-based systems.
CEVA, Inc., licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, and Broadmann17, a developer of patent-pending deep learning technology, today announced a partnership aimed at accelerating the deployment of deep learning computer vision in mainstream applications.
Targeting embedded devices, Brodmann17 has developed a specialized deep learning technology for visual recognition aimed at edge-based artificial intelligence. Using patent-pending techniques, Brodmann17’s deep learning architecture generates smaller neural-networks that are faster and more accurate than any other network generated on the market. Through the collaboration with Brodmann17, licensees of the CEVA-XM platforms and their customers will be able to use Brodmann17’s deep learning object detection that achieves state of the art accuracy on the CEVA-XM at a rate of 100 frames per second. This equates to 170% better performance than the same software running on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 AI Supercomputer. Comparing to the popular combination today of Faster-RCNN algorithm over NVIDIA TX2 it is an improvement of 20 times (2000%) in frames per second.