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Vision processor gives augmented reality a boost

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Myriad 2 comprises a larger and upgraded set of programmable processors as well as a new set of dedicated and configurable image and vision accelerators to power the next wave of computational cameras. The chipset targets use cases such as vision-enhanced image and video capture, 3D scanning and mapping, 360-degree panoramic video, indoor location-based services, immersive gaming and many new possibilities.

Implemented in 28-nanometer technology, it is capable of over two trillion 16-bit operations per second while consuming an average of less than 500 milliwatts. It supports up to six full HD 60 frames per second camera inputs simultaneously via 12 MIPI lanes.

Twelve programmable vision-specific vector processors enable rapid innovation, for device manufacturers to differentiate using their proprietary software.

Given its highly parallelized data processing architecture and its new and highly efficient on-chip memory fabric, Myriad 2 can achieve high-performance processing with notably low latency. As an example, for the standard vision processing benchmark known as the Haar Cascade classification, Myriad 2 can calculate 50,000 multi-scale classifications per high-definition (HD) video frame in a mere seven milliseconds. Myriad 2 can operate either as a co-processor to the main application processor in a vision-enabled mobile device, or as a standalone processor in wearable or embedded applications.

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