December newsletter


videantis AI processor platform adopted for KI-FLEX autonomous driving chip

FastcarThis week we announced the KI-FLEX autonomous driving chip project is adopting our next-generation AI multi-core processor platform and toolflow. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Infineon, and other leading companies and universities, we will develop an artificial intelligence ASIC and software development tools specifically tailored for intelligent autonomous vehicles.

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Happy holidays & best wishes for 2019!

Here’s to send you our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year. We’ve had another year of continued growth at videantis and would like to thank our customers, partners, and employees. We are looking forward to working with you all into 2020.

Christmas wish Dec 2018

ADAS technology acronyms

ADAS acronyms wordcloudThe field of automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is growing rapidly. Many systems are already on the market, several of which include processors and technologies developed by videantis. ADAS make our vehicles safer and more comfortable to drive. To help you navigate the many acronyms that are in use in this industry, we’ve compiled a list of definitions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have additional ones you’d like to see added to this list.

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Our best blogs of 2019

Videantis at CES 2019We started our year with Tony Picard, our VP Sales demonstrating our latest embedded vision technologies and products at CES 2019. A few weeks later we posted a video of our VP Marketing’s presentation “How deep learning affects automotive SOC and system designs”. The video was recorded at AutoSens Brussels, a leading vehicle perception conference and exhibition. Our CES 2019 show report highlighted 5 key industry trends: AI, smart homes, foldable displays, 5G, and of course automotive ADAS. Another well-read blog discussed whether programmable processors really can be smaller than hardwired logic. Intuitively, you’d think a hard-wired approach results in much smaller and lower power implementations, however, we’ve seen many designs and found that often the reverse is true. We posted another demo video from the Embedded Vision Summit, and wrote a show report about the AutoSens shows in Detroit and Brussels. Another article discussed that you should probably replace your deep learning accelerator with a unified multicore vision processing architecture that handles all intelligence and visual computing tasks.

Coming soon: CES in Las Vegas

The largest Consumer Electronics Show on the planet is just around the corner.

ces-logo_505x285 (1)We will be showing several demonstrations in our private suite at the Westgate hotel again, located at the main convention center. On display will
a diverse set of applications, all running in software on our unified processing architecture at speed. Demonstrations include pedestrian detection, optical flow, video compression, including low-latency H.264, and image processing applications. We will also have updated material on our deep learning offering we’ll show end-customer products in which our processor and software IP is integrated, including smart cameras built by leading Tier 1 automotive companies.

We still have a few free passes we can give away. Let us know if you want one.

Let’s meet there!

Industry news

Samsung launches 108Mpixel sensor
With 108 million individual pixels making up a single image, a photo can stay sharp even when zoomed in or cropped. To incorporate such large number of pixels, the ISOCELL HMX utilizes small 0.8um-sized pixels and is the first mobile image sensor to adopt a large 1/1.33-inch size, which absorbs more light in low-lit settings than smaller sensors, making it a highly ideal solution for those looking to take professional grade photography. See their promotional page.

Intel Acquires Artificial Intelligence Chipmaker Habana Labs
Intel recently announced that it has acquired Habana Labs, an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center for approximately $2 billion. The combination strengthens Intel’s artificial intelligence portfolio and accelerates its efforts in the nascent, fast-growing AI silicon market, which Intel expects to be greater than $25 billion by 2024. Read the press release

Upcoming events

CES 7–10 Jan, Las Vegas, USA Visit our suite and see our demos at the largest consumer electronics show on the planet.
Mobile World Congress 24–27 Feb, Barcelona, Spain Let’s meet at this key mobile event.

Schedule a meeting with us by sending an email to sales@videantis.com. We’re always interested in discussing your video, vision, and deep learning SOC design ideas and challenges. We look forward to talking with you!