CEVA's 4th generation imaging and vision DSP adds low-power image enhancement and computer vision capabilities to Rockchip's SoC product lines
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 10, 2016 -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Rockchip, China's leading fabless semiconductor company, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP to enhance the imaging and computer vision capabilities of its System-on-Chip (SoC) product lines targeting smartphones, ADAS, drones, robotics and other smart camera devices.
Rockchip will leverage the CEVA-XM4 for a range of advanced imaging and vision features at low power consumption among which include low-light enhancement, digital video stabilization, object detection and tracking, and 3D depth sensing. In addition, the CEVA-XM4 will enable Rockchip to use the latest deep learning technologies, utilizing CEVA's comprehensive Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) software framework.
"Rockchip is determined to deliver ever-more compelling solutions for mobile and consumer devices, using the best-of-breed technologies available," said Feng Chen, Chief Marketing Officer of Rockchip. "The CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision processor and comprehensive software offering allows us to truly embrace the potential of computational photography, computer vision and machine learning in our product designs, seamlessly handling even the most complex use cases and algorithms."
"CEVA and Rockchip have a long and successful partnership incorporating multiple generations of our imaging and vision DSPs shipping in tens of millions of Rockchip-based devices to date," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "This latest agreement will enable Rockchip to significantly strengthen its offering in the exciting realm of computer vision and provide the platform with which they can improve the performance, power consumption and feature sets of their next-generation SoCs."
Rockchip has previously licensed multiple generations of CEVA DSPs and connectivity IPs, including RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi products. CEVA's latest generation imaging and vision DSP, the CEVA-XM4, 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 (CDNN2) 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.
Founded in 2001, Rockchip is China's leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile-internet SoC solution provider. Rockchip joined with industry leaders, including Google, Intel, and ARM in 2015 to build an independent and complete industrial chain eco-system with mobile internet platforms and smart technology for PCs, communications devices, tablets, smartphones, OTT-Boxes, and more. Rockchip has combined its audio/video and Android experience to produce semiconductor (IC) solutions for world-renowned OEM/ODM and brand customers. The launch of IoT technology enables Rockchip to gain enormous influence in the global IoT and smart technology industry.
Rockchip's development and design headquarters are in Fuzhou, China, with three additional branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen focusing on services and marketing. For more information, visit www.rock-chips.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 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com.