Etron Technology subsidiary eYs3D Microelectronics has launched a computer vision development platform for various autonomous robotic applications such as AIoT, smart city, indoor cleaning robots and outdoor agricultural robots.
By 2030, Grand View Research predicts the autonomous robot market will grow to $10.66B with a CAGR of 16.8% compared to 2022, primarily because of increased demand for materials handling applications.
“New technologies have enabled surging market growth for mobile robotics,” echoed James Wang, the chief strategy officer at eYs3D.
The company says Xink is a cost-efficient platform that offers a hardware and software development kit and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service). It enables the design of AI products with field analysis, object recognition, obstacle detection, object tracking & following capabilities and route planning functions.
Xink includes a quad-core Cortex A55 processor and a 4.6 TOPS NPU, featuring dedicated machine learning instructions, a patented neural network engine and Tensor Processing Fabric. The platform also provides image and computer vision processing capabilities for domain-specific applications.
“New technologies have enabled surging market growth for artificial intelligence, and semiconductors play the core role,” said Dr. Nicky Lu, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Etron.
The company says that Xink’s Crypto Engine safeguards user data through hardware-based security measures, such as ARM’s TrustZone for encryption and a pseudo-random number generator.
The company says that the Xink platform allows developers to quickly and easily apply computer vision technology to their products. It is a modular platform providing high-performance computing, AI acceleration, I/O control, Flexi-bus communication peripherals, smart power management, machine vision subsystems and low-level programming.
“Our Xink platform will allow rapid, one-stop development of vision capabilities for these applications, and we expect to host a community of developers who will both provide and benefit from contributed building blocks,” added Wang.
The company recently partnered with STMicroelectronics to develop a 3D stereo-vision camera. Powered by eYs3D Microelectronics’ video and depth camera ICs, and STMicro’s image sensor, this camera captures fast-moving objects for AIoT applications and autonomous robots.
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