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iCatch and Prophesee collaborated on development of AI vision processor natively compatible with Prophesee Event-based Metavision® sensing technologies
Now iCatch has collaborated with Prophesee on Event-based Metavision sensing projects that integrated iCatch’s V57 AI vision processor with the new Sony Semiconductor Solutions ("SSS") stacked Event-based Vision Sensor IMX636, realized in collaboration between SSS and Prophesee.
iCatch built the OpenMVCam development platform for all algorithm partners and ODM customers to design a variety of AI products, systems and applications on many market segments like surveillance, smart healthcare, in-cabin monitor system, smart home, industrial automation, smart city and so on.
iCatch also provides a high customized service and an excellent image quality system to become the eyes of all of machine vision equipment and smart devices in the future.
SSS’s Event-based Vision Sensor can be the input source for iCatch AI vision processor, based on iCatch built-in NPU acceleration engine and proprietary CV processing hardware engine. It can integrate Prophesee Metavision Intelligence SDK and other 3rd party’s machine vision algorithms to support end customers’ AI vision applications such as DMS and OMS in automotive in-cabin, patient/elder fall detection in home healthcare and hospitals, intruder detection in home surveillance, anomaly detection in industrial automation, gesture control in smart home appliance, eye tracking in AR/VR and so on.
Prophesee as the inventor of most advanced neuromorphic vision system in the world, has developed the groundbreaking Event-based Vision method for computer vision applications. Inspired by the human retina, Event-based vision sensor features pixels, each powered by their own embedded intelligent processing, allowing them to activate independently when they detect a relative change in the illumination intensity (i.e motion).
This new approach significantly reduces power consumption and the amount of processed data while offering ultra high-speed acquisition, strong low-light and HDR performance.
iCatch AI vision processor with built-in hardware event decoder can natively support SSS’s Event-based Vision Sensor IMX636 without external FPGA or interface chip as event decoder for better system cost. It features built-in NPU acceleration engine and CV processing engine to provide the acceleration and optimization required in machine vision algorithms. In addition to iCatch key advantage in low power design and high flexibility in the optimization in human vision and machine vision applications, with event based vision sensors and 3rd party partner’s machine vision algorithm, iCatch AI vision processor can fulfill all machine vision applications in a variety of use cases and edge computing ecosystem.
Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems.
The company developed a breakthrough Event-based Vision approach to machine vision. This new vision category allows for significant reductions of power, latency and data processing requirements to reveal what was invisible to traditional frame-based sensors until now. Prophesee’s patented Metavision® sensors and algorithms mimic how the human eye and brain work to dramatically improve efficiency in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, security and surveillance, and AR/VR.
Prophesee is based in Paris, with local offices in Grenoble, Shanghai, Tokyo and Silicon Valley. The company is driven by a team of more than 100 visionary engineers, holds more than 50 international patents and is backed by leading international equity and corporate investors including 360 Capital Partners, European Investment Bank, iBionext, Intel Capital, Robert Bosch Ventures, Sinovation, Supernova Invest, Will Semiconductor, Xiaomi.
ABOUT iCatch Technology
iCatch Technology has been focusing on the research and development of advanced digital imaging SoC solutions for two decades and has built up core technology in image signal processor, advanced video codec and system integration. Recently we further invested R&D resources into deep learning and edge computing to support our customers develop new applications in smart automotive imaging, ADAS, battery powered security camera and more.
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