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CEVA advise us that their CDNN2 deep learning software framework is the recipient of another award. Embedded Computing Design named CDNN2 the 2017 Top Innovative Product in the Software category. They also congratulate the other two winners in the Systems and Silicon categories, and the honorable mentions in all three categories. You can read the full announcement here on the Embedded Computing website.
Supporting deep learning on mobile and embedded systems is part of our mission to make the world smarter, connected, and accessible to everyone. This is quite a difficult task, as I wrote about in a column titled Deep Learning Challenges in Embedded Platforms. Hence, we developed the CDNN2 as a comprehensive toolkit to streamline the development process on low-power embedded systems. It enables push button conversion of neural networks (NNs) from the leading frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe to our CEVA-XM family of DSP cores. For embedded developers, this means that the effort of porting from a PC environment to a CEVA vision DSP is cut from months to minutes! After the conversion, the NNs are set to run on a fixed-point embedded environment that uses just a fraction of the power. You can read more about how we achieve this here on our blog. After the conversion, the NNs can be applied to a wide variety of use cases, including smartphones, virtual and augmented reality, ADAS, drones and surveillance.
If you want to find out more about how you can benefit from this innovative product, you can find lots of useful resources on our CDNN2 product page.