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Blaize and eYs3D Microelectronics Unveil New Reference Design

Blaize, the AI computing innovator revolutionizing edge and automotive
computing solutions, and eYs3D Microelectronics, the image processor
solution provider enabling enhanced 3D computer vision for edge AI, today
announced a reference design for the Blaize Pathfinder P1600 SoM (system on
a module).

“The Blaize and eYs3D collaboration showcases the power of the Blaize fully
programmable GSP architecture and software productivity suite to process
both RGB camera data and depth data in a highly efficient manner to provide
both high accuracy and high performance for 3D sensor fusion applications at
the edge”

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The Blaize Pathfinder P1600 is integrated with the eYs3D Depth Camera
product line of 3D cameras. The camera line features unique stereo vision
capabilities that deliver millimeter-level accuracy of depth at optimal
range and are used for indoor and outdoor AI-based autonomous operation,
including robotics, security, touchless control, autonomous vehicles and
smart retail. As an example, these advanced capabilities eliminate the use
of costly Lidar implementations for robotics and other services.

“The Blaize and eYs3D collaboration showcases the power of the Blaize fully
programmable GSP architecture and software productivity suite to process
both RGB camera data and depth data in a highly efficient manner to provide
both high accuracy and high performance for 3D sensor fusion applications at
the edge,” said Rajesh Anantharaman, Sr. Director Products, Blaize. “The
Blaize and eYs3D integration enables faster time-to-market for systems
incorporating visual simultaneous location and mapping (VSLAM), facial
feature depth recognition, and gesture-based commands.”

Taking advantage of the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture,
the combined design offers better depth and distance sensing via the
camera’s 3D sensor application that includes a sensor fusion function
enabling a combination of two sets of data – RGB camera data and Depth data.
Processing efficiency and user-friendly programmability for the entire
end-to-end application enables reductions in “performance per watt” system
metrics. In addition, the Blaize P1600 can convert the depth camera’s USB
output to high-speed Ethernet connectivity, for enhanced video processing.
Software development kits for the reference design will accommodate a wide
range of operating systems, programming languages and development tools.

“We are excited to partner with Blaize to bring advanced computer vision
capability to market, such as filtering, depth-sensing fusion, real-time 3D
point cloud compression and streaming, that further enhance edge AI
capability,” said James Wang, eYs3D’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Depth-sensing
technology has been widely adopted commercially in consumer and industrial
applications in the last few years. eYs3D is a leader in 3D-stereo vision
and its technology has already been used in popular VR headsets, robot arm
visual systems and facial recognition kiosks. We are now seeing growing
applications in robotics, 3D scene learning, drones, smart retail and other
markets.”

Blaize Leadership Focus on Systems & Energy Efficiency, Low latency,
Flexibility

The Blaize embedded and accelerator platforms are built on the Blaize Graph
Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture designed for the demands of edge
computing. The Blaize Pathfinder P1600 embedded Systems on Module (SOM)
brings the programmability and efficiency benefits of the GSP to embedded
edge AI applications deployed at the sensor edge, or on the network edge.
The Blaize AI Software Suite comprised of Blaize Picasso and AI Studio lead
the industry with open standards and ease of accessibility reducing the time
to get edge applications into production from months to days.

About eYs3D

The company provides a full end-to-end Computer Vision platform and
Solution. Ready-to-use hardware and software development kits make product
design easy for a wide range of Edge-AI Computer Vision functions, such as
touchless control, anti-spoofing facial recognition, object & people
recognition, VSLAM and event understanding. Currently eYs3D chip technology
is embedded in Valve Index VR HMD, TECHMAN Robotics, and in consumer
cleaning robots, among others. eYs3D is located in Taipei, Taiwan. For more
information visit their website.

About Blaize

Blaize leads new-generation computing unleashing the potential of AI to
enable leaps in the value technology delivers to improve the way we all work
and live. Blaize offers transformative edge computing hardware and software
for AI processing with focus on automobility, retail, security, industrial
and metro market sectors. Blaize is funded by strategic and venture
investors DENSO, Daimler, SPARX Group, Magna, Samsung Catalyst Fund,
Temasek, GGV Capital, Wavemaker and SGInnovate. With headquarters in El
Dorado Hills (CA), Blaize has teams in Campbell (CA), Cary (NC), and
subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India), Manila (Philippines), and Leeds and Kings
Langley (UK), with 300+ employees worldwide. www.blaize.com

Sat. November 27th, 2021

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