CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of DSP IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, today announced that Socionext Inc., a new leader in advanced SoC design technology, has licensed and deployed the CEVA imaging and vision DSP to power its latest-generation Milbeaut™ image processing LSI chips targeting surveillance, digital SLR, drones, action and other camera-enabled devices. The first Milbeaut image processor integrating the CEVA DSP is the MB86S27 which was announced today and will shortly be in volume production.
“The inclusion of the CEVA imaging and vision DSP in our Milbeaut series of image processors allows our customers achieve true product differentiation by implementing proprietary technologies and applications that can take advantage of its powerful vector processing engine,” said Mitsugu Naito, Corporate Vice President Head of Business Group Ⅲ at Socionext. “The DSP offers outstanding performance, flexibility and power efficiency for implementing such advanced algorithms, making it the ideal choice for our imaging processing products.”
“We are honored to welcome Socionext to the extensive list of leading companies adopting our imaging and vision DSPs for their image processor SoCs,” said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. “Advanced computational photography and embedded vision capabilities are key differentiators in next-generation camera-enabled devices, and our DSP brings these features to Socionext’s Milbeaut products in a low-power, cost efficient manner.”
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 more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-XM-Family.