RZ/A2M Microprocessor by Renesas Electronics has Faster Processing of e-AI Imaging

October 5, 2018 Laura Dolan

Renesas Electronics’ new RZ/A2M microprocessor (MPU) will extend the use of (e-AI) solutions to high-end applications, delivering 10 times the image processing performance of its predecessor, the RZ/A1.

It will also implement Renesas’ exclusive Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor, achieving real-time image processing while consuming less power. As a result, smart appliances, service robots, and compact industrial machinery will execute image recognition using cameras and other AI functions with low power consumption while accelerating the realization of intelligent endpoints.

The RZ/A2M supports the MIPI camera interface used in mobile devices and has a boosted network functionality with the addition of two-channel Ethernet support, and enhanced secure functionality with an on-chip hardware encryption accelerator. These features will provide safe and secure network connectivity for a wide range of home appliances and industrial machinery that employ image recognition.

“The adoption of e-AI will bring incalculable advances in convenience, safety, and production efficiency,” said Yoshikazu Yokota, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Solution Business Unit at Renesas. “We have successfully improved production yields at our own factories through the use of e-AI, proving the usefulness of AI for endpoints. We will continue expanding the scope of e-AI applications from simple attributes such as colors, shapes, and waveforms to complex image processing in real time. Renesas will also offer e-AI solutions that anyone can use and lead the way in bringing intelligence to endpoints.”    

For more information, visit renesas.com.

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