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AI SoC Targets High Performance Video and Radar Applications

July 3, 2024
Ambarellas's N1 system-on-chip incorporates the CVflow Vision AI core with sixteen Cortex-A78AE cores.
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Ambarella N1 system-on-chip (SoC) connects an array of image and radar sensors to the CVflow artificial intelligence (AI) vision processing system (Fig. 1). The platform targets demanding vision and radar applications that require real-time processing such as industrial automation, robotics and automotive vehicles. 

The CVflow suport includes a neural vector processor (NVP) and a general vector processor (GVP). These are design to handle machine learning (ML) models in realtime. 

The N1 is built around a sixteen core, Arm Cortex-A78AE processing island. It also includes an image signal processor (ISP) and a stereo and dense optical flow processor. The latter can utilize multiple sensor inputs to generate a 3D point cloud. 

The system is designed to interface with users through a display subsystem that includes a GPU with hardware video codec suport. The Hardware Security Module (HSM) is designed to protect against attacks with support for DRAM scrambling and domain isolation. 


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