As more machines gain the gift of sight, engineers are rediscovering a principle long known to biologists: vision is equally a sensory perception and a cerebral function. The eyes see, but the brain interprets and reacts. Thus, processing power is as vital to computer vision as image capture.
To augment those back-end functions, CEVA introduced at the recent Linley Mobile Conference a new licensable DSP core optimized for vision processing. The CEVA-XM4 is a fourth-generation design that has numerous improvements over the previous CEVA-MM3101.