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eYs3D Launches One-Stop XINK Development Platform for Vision-Equipped Robots

eYs3D, a silicon-design-AI computer vision solutions company, will introduce
at CES a state-of-the-art computer vision development platform for
next-generation autonomous robotic applications such as AIoT (artificial
intelligence of things), smart city, indoor cleaning robots, and outdoor
agricultural robots for both  industrial and retail sectors.

The platform, called XINK, is both a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) as well as
a hardware and software development kit that is a cost-effective solution
for design of  safe, vision-capable mobile AI products equipped with field
analysis, object recognition, obstacle detection, object tracking and
following, and route planning functions.

XINK provides all the necessary elements for product development, including
high-performance  compute power, AI accelerator, I/O controls and Flexi-bus
communication peripherals, smart power management and machine vision
subsystems. The modular XINK platform takes care of  low-level programming,
freeing developers to use cut-and-paste coding for application-specific
design while reducing design cycles for quicker commercialization.

The platform has H.264 compression for video streaming as well as Imaging
Signal Processing (ISP) support features. XINK accepts image data from
either an external ISP such as  eYs3D’s separate eSP87x series stereo video
and depth processor, or from the ISP soft code inside the XINK CPU.

The edge AI processing is powered by eYs3D’s new eCV1 AI chip that
incorporates four Core ARM 64-Bit CPUs and a 4.6 TOPS neural processor unit
(NPU). An additional low power ARM Cortex M4 processor can be used as an
MCU. The platform supports various AI inference tools including TensorFlow,
TensorFlow Lite, PyTorch, Caffe, TVM and more.

According to Grand View Research the global autonomous robot market size is
expected to reach $10.66B by 2030, a CAGR of 16.8% from 2022, in part due to
expansion in materials handling needs.

“New technologies have enabled surging market growth for mobile robotics,”
said James Wang, Chief Strategy Officer of eYs3D. “Mobile autonomy must be
accompanied by advances in computer vision to enable new areas of robotic
deployment, including accurate picking and packing; moving, sorting and
efficiently storing items; autonomous navigation; and other markets. Our
XINK platform will allow rapid, one-stop development of vision capabilities
for these applications, and we expect to host a community of developers who
will both provide and benefit from contributed building blocks.”

XINK offers multiple benefits:
●        Industry 4.0 application readiness, via high-speed communications
and conformance to IEEE 1588 standards.
●       Effective power management, including with sleep and deep sleep
modes for unused blocks, supporting always-on capability.
●       Superior computing performance through the quad-core Cortex A55 and
the 4.6 TOPS NPU in the eCV1 chip, which provides dedicated machine learning
instructions, a patented neural network engine, and Tensor Processing
Fabric.
●       Highly flexible image and computer vision processing for
domain-specific applications

It also supplies developers with H.264 compression for easy video streaming.
XINK’s Crypto Engine includes ARM’s TrustZone for security as well as a
pseudorandom number generator and a variety of other encryption to protect
user data through hardware-based isolation.

The XINK platform will be showcased at CES 2023, January 5-8. eYs3D will
demonstrate the development framework at 2 booth locations, one at the LVCC,
Booth #15769, Central Hall and the other in the Venetian at Eureka Park,
Booth 62500, AT1, Hall G.

About eYs3D Microelectronics

eYs3D Microelectronics Corp.is a pioneer in 3D sensing technologies, and
aims to develop semiconductor oriented technologies and products related to
3D vision-simulating computer vision technologies integrated with computer
intelligence. With its strong foundation and experience in memory design and
computer vision, as well as close co-operation with its parent company,
Etron Technology, Inc., and ARM Holdings Plc., eYs3D strives to develop new
technologies to take advantage of computer vision chips and subsystems. It
targets blue-ocean markets such as smart products, intelligence of things
(IoT), and industrial and consumer level automation, to become a leading
brand in the market of computer vision processing. For more information,
visit www.eys3d.com

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