A new class of machine learning (ML) processor, called a microNPU, specifically designed to accelerate ML inference in area-constrained embedded and IoT devices. The Ethos-U55 combined with the AI-capable Cortex-M55 processor provides a 480x uplift in ML performance over existing Cortex-M based systems.
- Partner Configurable
- Multiple configurations allow designers to rapidly target a wide variety of AI applications with up to 480x increase in performance.
- Extremely Small Area
- Ethos-U55 delivers up to 90% energy reduction in about 0.1mm2 for AI applications in cost-sensitive and energy-constrained devices.
- Single Toolchain
- A unified toolchain for Ethos-U55 and Cortex-M simplifies developer use and creation of AI applications.
- Future Proof
- Provides native support for the most common ML network operations, including CNN and RNN, while allowing for future ML innovations.