SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Sensory, Inc. today announced that Sensory's TrulySecure™ face authentication software is now available on the Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP). Ported by vision industry experts at Sensory, this new technology makes it much easier for mobile designers to lower the power needed for face authentication to unlock a mobile phone, tablet, or their Internet of Things (IoT) device using a standard camera.
Sensory's face recognition technology uses a standard mobile phone camera to identify a user and authenticate his or her face to unlock the device. By utilizing the Tensilica Vision P5 DSP and Cadence's extensive imaging/vision software function library, which is optimized to lower processing time by over 8X compared to a standard host CPU, system designers can easily deploy Sensory's robust, secure and extremely quick authentication technology. For more information on Sensory's TrulySecure face authentication technology, visit http://www.sensory.com/products/technologies/trulysecure/.
The Tensilica family of imaging/vision DSPs was designed for the complex algorithms in imaging, video and computer vision applications including innovative multi-frame image capture, video pre- and post-processing, object and face recognition, low-light enhancement and many other complex tasks. For more information, visit http://www.cadence.com/news/SensoryFA.
"Our work with Cadence to offer Sensory's advanced TrulySecure facial recognition technology on the Tensilica Vision P5 DSPs enables their customers, including those in emerging verticals like wearables and IoT, to take full advantage of the security offered by our embedded face biometric authentication in their product designs," said Dr. Gordon Haupt, senior director of Vision Technology at Sensory.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products and its services is available at http://www.cadence.com.
Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior user experience through vision and voice technologies. Sensory's technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms' ultra-low power "always listening" touchless control. Sensory's TrulySecure face and voice biometrics authentication technology also broke the mold for its respective segment by becoming the first multimodal biometrics technology to become FIDO Certified. To date, Sensory's technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products. Visit Sensory at www.sensory.com.