iCatch to deploy CEVA DSP for computer vision capabilities in next-generation SoCs targeting automotive, drones and surveillance cameras
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 1, 2016 -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, today announced that iCatch Technology, Inc., a leading system solution provider for digital video and image SoCs in Taiwan, has licensed the CEVA imaging and vision DSP for its next-generation SoCs targeting the automotive, drone, surveillance camera markets. iCatch will leverage the powerful computer vision and image enhancement capabilities of the DSP to significantly enhance the feature set offered in their smart camera SoCs.
"iCatch is committed to developing highly innovative SoCs that excel in performance and cost-efficiency with ultra-low power consumption," said Tek Wei, executive vice president at iCatch Technology. "The CEVA imaging and vision DSP enables us to add leading-edge computer vision-based functions to our SoCs, allowing our customers to create differentiated and sophisticated smart camera products."
"Our leadership in imaging and vision processing allows for innovative companies to develop feature-rich, exciting products that incorporate state-of-the-art computer vision functions," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing and corporate development at CEVA. "iCatch has a strong heritage in digital video and imaging SoCs and we're pleased that our imaging and vision DSP forms an integral part of their latest smart camera product line."
CEVA's imaging and vision DSPs addresses the extreme processing requirements of the most sophisticated computational photography and computer vision applications such as video analytics, augmented reality and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). By offloading these performance-intensive tasks from the CPUs and GPUs, the highly-efficient DSP dramatically reduces the power consumption of the overall system, while providing complete flexibility. The platform includes a vector processor developed specifically to deal with the complexities of such applications and an extensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to enable easy development environment. The CEVA ADK includes an Android Multimedia Framework (AMF) that streamlines software development and integration effort, a set of advanced software development tools and a range of software products and libraries optimized for the DSP. For embedded systems targeting deep learning, the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN) real-time neural network software framework streamlines machine learning deployment at a fraction of the power consumption of the leading GPU-based systems. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-XM-Family.
About iCatch Technology, Inc.
iCatch Technology, Inc. is a fabless IC design company with its headquarters in Taiwan. iCatch commits to be a leading world-class system solution provider in digital video and image industry by selling the best of breed SoC with customer satisfaction. The company has developed, manufactured and sold several hundred millions of SoC for various markets including DSCs, sports cameras, automotive cameras and flying cameras. iCatch's SoC solutions fully integrate video & image processing, algorithms and system functions onto a single chip, delivering exceptional video and image quality at very low power consumption. For more information, visit www.icatchtek.com.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com