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VeriSilicon Unveils Vivante 2 Teraflop “MESH” Architecture Compute IP Cores for Embedded Devices
2017-06-28

Vivante CC8000 series scalable IP adds programmable computing to Surveillance, Network Processor, Automotive Devices


Shanghai, China, June28, 2017–VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a Silicon Platform as a Service (SiPaaS®) company, today announces Vivante CC8000, a dedicated IP series based on highly parallel, scalable MESH (Memory Efficient Shader) processor architecture with the highest GFLOPS per square millimeter silicon for embedded applications like scientific computing, cryptography, advanced signal processing, machine vision, natural language processing and more.


Over the past two years, Vivante has been collaborating with lead partners on efficient, scalable, MESH based programmable computing IP core for embedded devices in multiple industry segments. CC8000 series IPs are specialized IP solutions that deliver compute performance using less energy and much smaller die area.


As a member of the Vivante CC8000 series, the CC8400 compute engine is centered around a proprietary MESH architecture that delivers energy-efficient high-performance compute capabilities. A single CC8400 is comprised of 256  MESH cores, each core has a 32-bit single-precision compute unit which delivers 576 GFLOPS of compute performance at clock rate of 1GHz.A CC8400-Quad has four CC8400 compute engines operating as a single IP unit delivering more than two TFLOPS of compute performance. At the heart of the Vivante CC8400 compute engine is what sets it apart from other solutions – intrinsic support for complex math instructions and double precision operation.


Architecture of CC8400

 

"With the rapid expansion of applications that require high-performance programmable compute, the demand for energy-efficient scalable compute cores is going to take center stage in computing," said Weijin Dai, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President and GM of Intellectual Property Division, "Products like the Vivante CC8000 series will enable many semiconductor products to participate in the ‘intelligent’ device movement in the coming years."


The CC8000series is OpenCL 1.2 FP and OpenVX compliant and implements all aspects of OpenCL including transcendental functions natively in hardware. CC8000 also provides OpenCV for Vision applications. The Vivante CC8000 software solution is operating system agnostic and can be ported to virtually any required software platform.


The CC8000 series is currently in production and available as an IP license.

 

About VeriSilicon


VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) is a Silicon Platform as a Service (SiPaaS®) company that provides comprehensive System on a Chip (SoC) and System in a Package (SiP) solutions for a wide range of end markets including mobile internet devices, datacenters, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, industrial, and medical electronics. Our machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are well positioned to address the movement to “intelligent” devices. SiPaaS provides our customers a substantial head start in the semiconductor design and development process and allows the customers to focus efforts on core competency with differentiating features. Our end-to-end semiconductor turnkey services can take a design from concept to a completed, tested and packaged semiconductor chip in record time. The breadth and flexibility of our SiPaaS solutions make them performance effective and cost efficient alternatives for a variety of customer types, including both emerging and established semiconductor companies, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and large internet/cloud platform companies.

 

VeriSilicon’s camera-in, display/video out pixel processing platform includes high-fidelity ISP, embedded Vision Image Processor (VIP) with machine learning acceleration, Vivante® low power GPU and high performance GPGPU, Hantro® ultra high definition video codec, and rich featured display controller, which work seamlessly together to deliver best PPA (Performance, Power, Area). In addition, based on our ZSP® (digital signal processor) technologies, HD audio/voice platforms and multi-band/multi-mode wireless baseband platforms including BLE, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT, and 5G provide scalable architectures for both ultra-low power and extremely high performance applications. Our value-added mixed signal IP portfolio enables energy efficient Natural User Interface (NUI) platforms for voice, gesture and touch.


Founded in 2001 and head-quartered in Shanghai, China, VeriSilicon has over 600 employees with five R&D centers and nine sales offices worldwide.