PiSoft Partners with Rockchip and CEVA to Develop 360 Degree Panoramic Camera Solution



· CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP enables up to 60x performance improvement
for PiSoft’s vision algorithms versus implementation on a CPU
· Rockchip RV1108 visual processors powered by CEVA-XM4 enable distortion
correction and stitching on-board for 3K video in real-time

SHANGHAI, China – Mobile World Congress – June 28, 2017 – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA),
the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices,
together with Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd. (“PiSoft”), today announced that
PiSoft has developed a complete 360 degree panoramic camera solution for ODMs and
OEMs. The solution utilizes the Rockchip RV1108 visual processor which leverages the
CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP to run advanced imaging and computer vision
algorithms, including real-time distortion correction and panoramic stitching. The
solution has already been adopted by ODMs and products are available in the market.

PiSoft developed their solution to address the growing demand for 360 degree
cameras, which are being rapidly adopted, in part to generate more virtual reality
content. Utilizing their capabilities as a complete technology solution provider,
PiSoft built a system on the RV1108 processor, that allows them fully exploit their
vision algorithm expertize via the CEVA-XM4 engine and generate outstanding 360
degree image and video quality. Compared to implementing their algorithms on the CPU
within the system, the CEVA-XM4 was 36x more efficient for distortion correction and
60x more efficient for stitching. These considerable performance advantages together
with the low power performance, allowed PiSoft to fully exploit the capabilities of
their software, and create a product, which offers a unique and differentiated
experience from competing solutions, while consuming significantly less power.

“To bring our advanced vision expertize to the market, we chose the RV1108 chip with
the CEVA-XM4 DSP due to the outstanding performance we could achieve for running our
complex vision algorithms,” said Adler Shen, CEO of PiSoft. “CEVA’s powerful suite
of development tools ensured we easily and efficiently developed our vision
algorithms and allowed us to meet our development goals and reach production ODM
customers in record time.”

“We applaud PiSoft’s ability to develop a full solution for panoramic cameras, from
system design to software implementation, that offers exceptional 360 degree video
and image quality,” said Ilan Yona, vice president and general manager of the Vision
Business Unit at CEVA. “Our CEVA-XM4 DSP and software development environment, plays
an essential role in the success of this product, enabling PiSoft achieve a huge
performance advantage over alternative systems that rely on the CPU or GPU to run
vision algorithms.”

RV1108 is a high performance low power application processor. It is embedded with a
CEVA-XM4 DSP for imaging and computer vision algorithms and an ARM Cortex-A7 single
core processor for system and application. It is a highly-integrated and
cost-efficient SoC, which can support H.264 video encoder/decoder up to 1440p, up to
4 camera inputs simultaneously, merge different camera sources together and display
on one screen. It is designed for various application scenarios such as car DVR,
sports DV, secure camera and UAV camera. For more information,
visit http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RV11_Series/2017/0118/828.html

CEVA’s latest generation imaging and vision DSP platforms address the extreme
processing requirements and low power constraints of the most sophisticated machine
learning and machine vision applications used in smartphones, surveillance,
augmented reality, Sense and Avoid drones and self-driving cars. These DSP-based
platforms include a hybrid architecture composed of scalar and vector DSP processors
coupled with a comprehensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to streamline
software deployment. The CEVA ADK includes: CEVA-Link for seamless software level
integration with a host processor; a range of widely used and optimized software
algorithms; the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) real-time Neural Network software
framework which streamlines machine learning deployment at a fraction of the power
consumption of the leading GPU-based systems, and; state-of-the-art development and
debugging tools. For more information, visit
http://www.ceva-dsp.com/app/imaging-computer-vision/.

About Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd
Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd. (or “PiSoft”) is a tech-based startup in Shenzhen
offering VR panoramic image capturing-transmitting-playing solutions including image
capturing, content transmission and content distribution to customers in different
fields. PiSoft is currently the only tech-based company in China that can
mass-produce VR (panoramic+3D) live/recorded broadcasting devices equipped with 4K
multi-channel cameras and possesses a series of world-leading core algorithms such
as multi-camera real-time fusion algorithm, panoramic+3D algorithm, panoramic
audio-video synchronization and particularly important the industrial level
automatic calibration technology that can auto-adapt to complex optical lens sets.
For more information, visit http://www.pisofttech.com.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world.
We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create
power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets,
including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs
for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based
platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and
machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for
any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing
applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s
most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11
a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at
www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Contact Information

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