A&B Software has entered into a license and support agreement with Intel to provide GigE Visionand USB3 Vision interfaces for Intel Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing units (VPU) Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUS, and future generations of video processing chips, according to a press release.
Movidius VPUs from Intel are deployed in artificial intelligence and machine vision applications at the edge. Intel’s Myriad X VPU—a third generation unit—is the first of its class to feature the Neural Compute Engine, which is a dedicated hardware accelerated for deep neural network interfaces. In conjunction with the 16 SHAVE cores and an intelligent memory fabric, this engine makes the Myriad X the industry leader for on-device deep neural networks and computer vision applications, according to Intel.
The hardware-independent software development kits (SDK) from A&B Software—a Gold-level honoree in the 2018 Innovators Awards—offer universal programmatic access to GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras in various programming environments. The adaptation of A&B Software’s drivers will enable Intel to complement its machine vision platforms with an “out-of-the box interface to numerous industrial and scientific camera brands,” according to the press release.
"We are proud to have been selected by Intel, the world’s leading chip maker," said Boris Nalibotski, president of A&B Software. "Our industrial camera SDKs are widely recognized for their excellent performance, robustness, and easiness of use, and we look forward to working with Intel on integrating GigE Vision and USB3 Vision technology into their highly acclaimed VPU chips."