Perceive Ergo Edge Inference Processor Integrates Mixel IP

Mixel®, a provider of mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), and Perceive, an edge inference solutions company, have announced that Mixel´s MIPI® IP solution has been successfully integrated into Perceive´s Ergo™ edge inference processor which is currently being sampled and will be in mass production in the near future, the companies said.

Perceive´s Ergo edge inference processor brings breakthrough accuracy and performance to consumer devices such as security cameras, smart appliances, and mobile phones. Ergo delivers more than 4 sustained GPU-equivalent floating-point TOPS at over 55 TOPS/W, with the ability to run multiple heterogeneous, large neural networks in a consumer device friendly 7x7mm package without need for any external RAM. Ergo delivers a high accuracy, high performance, and ultra-low power solution enabling edge device makers to provide a better consumer experience with intelligent features for smart devices.

Mixel provided Perceive with three different MIPI IP solutions; a four-lane MIPI D-PHYSM CSI-2SM TX IP and both a two-lane and four-lane MIPI D-PHY CSI-2 RX IP on GLOBALFOUNDRIES® 22FDX® platform. Perceive achieved first-time silicon success with this IP and will soon be in mass production. Each MIPI solution includes two IP products delivered fully integrated and validated: Mixel´s D-PHY transmitter or receiver and the corresponding 32-bit MIPI CSI-2 Peripheral Controller Core. The CSI-2 Peripheral Controller Core is developed by Rambus, who acquired Northwest Logic and is an active participant in Mixel´s MIPI Central Ecosystem, which brings together best-in-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders.

Mixel is a provider of mixed-signal IPs and offers a wide portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel´s mixed-signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as MIPI D-PHYSM, MIPI M-PHY®, MIPI C-PHYSM, LVDS, and many dual mode PHY supporting multiple standards. Mixel was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with global operation to support a worldwide customer base. For more information contact Mixel at info@mixel.com or visit www.mixel.com.

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has over 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, visit www.mipi.org.

Perceive develops neural network inference solutions that push the performance-accuracy-power envelope, while protecting the security and privacy of consumers. By bringing data center-class accuracy and performance to the edge, Perceive enables device makers to deliver smarter products that understand their environment and respond intelligently. Founded in 2018, Perceive is a majority-owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER). For more information, visit https://www.perceive.io.