CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its Apache4 vision-based pre-processor targeted at real-time ADAS vision systems.
Apache4 is a vision-based pre-processor SoC targeting next-generation ADAS systems. With a dedicated sub-system of image processing accelerators and optimized software, Apache4 reduces main ECU's workloads by as much as 70% with improved performance, to allow all detection algorithms to operate simultaneously. The Apache4 incorporates dedicated detection engines, that include pedestrian detection, vehicle detection, lane detection and moving object detection. The embedded CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform enables customers to develop differentiated ADAS applications by means of high-level software programming