Himax Releases AI-Driven ASIC Platform Solution
Himax has developed an AI-powered platform solution designed to marry machine learning and home IoT systems.
Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX), semiconductor company primarily focused on image processing has launched an artificial intelligence-driven ASIC platform solution designed for the IoT industry. Specifically, its solution is for the integration of machine learning capabilities into home and appliance IoT systems.
As quoted in the press release:
A key element of the WiseEye WE-I Plus ASIC platform solution is a user-friendly evaluation kit (EVK) which will enable application developers to speed up their system design and therefore product release schedule. The EVK incorporates the WE-I Plus ASIC, AoS (always on sensing) sensor, PIR sensor, temperature sensor, ambient light sensor, microphones and LEDs. It also provides WiFi and USB extension boards for UART, I2C and SPI link with PC. From a software perspective, the EVK provides comprehensive ML library and DSP library and supports the use of ICE, all under a user-friendly programming environment.
“The demand for battery-powered smart devices with AI-enabled intelligent sensing is rapidly growing, especially in markets such as home appliances, door lock, TV, notebook and building control or security. Our WiseEye WE-I Plus ASIC platform solution can be used with popular ML frameworks for the development of a wide range of applications in audio, video and signal processing where power is a strict constraint and on-device memory is limited. We are receiving positive feedbacks from our partners and leading industry players,” said Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax Technologies.