Hello, today's topic is "Renesas Presented Technology for Realizing a Surveillance Camera System in a Moonlight Environment at VLSI 2021! High-sensitivity CMOS image sensor and AI accelerator (DRP-AI) enable object recognition with high visibility and low power consumption.
The surveillance cameras watch over our safety work around the clock. They work ceaselessly, not only during the daytime but also at night. For this reason, image sensors must be highly sensitive even in low light conditions, and AI processing for object recognition must be power efficient.
The new CMOS image sensor employs a timing shift ADC. It can output full-color images with high visibility even in moonlit environments, high-resolution 4K images at a high speed of 60 frames per second (60fps). It can capture images with good visibility, even with electronic zoom. Furthermore, it enables low-power edge computing by performing object recognition using DRP-AI*, which achieves inference processing at 1 TOPS/W.
Renesas presented these achievements at the 2021 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits (VLSI 2021), which took place June 13 to 19, 2021 in a fully virtual format. Please register by June 30 to see the on-demand presentation.
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*DRP-AI: AI dedicated hardware IP with DRP (Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor) and AI-MAC