NEC unveils image processing ICs

FEBRUARY 3, 2009--NEC Electronics has introduced the IMAPCAR2 image processors that can execute up to 270 GOPS and detect nearby objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, and lane markers in real time, enabling the development of obstacle-detection, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and other automotive safety systems.

FEBRUARY 3, 2009--NEC Electronics has introduced the IMAPCAR2 image processors that can execute up to 270 GOPS and detect nearby objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, and lane markers in real time, enabling the development of obstacle-detection, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and other automotive safety systems.

With support for SIMD and MIMD operations, the IMAPCAR2 processors are the successor to NEC's IMAPCAR processors, first introduced August 2006, featuring 128 processing engines (PEs), 100 GOPS performance, and an image-processing rate of 30 frames/s. Features of the IMAPCAR2 include an increase from 8 to 16 bits in the data-processing capabilities of the 128 processing engines and an increase from four to six instructions in the VLIW to enable faster processing speeds; and a multicore architecture that enables parallel processing of multiple algorithms. For more information, go to: www.necel.com/news/en/archive/0810/1601.html

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