June 26, 2012 -- CEVA, Inc. and eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a leader in touch-free interfaces, today announced the availability of an optimized software-based gesture recognition solution for the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform. The combined solution is targeted at a broad range of smart devices including smartphones, tablets smart TVs, automotive infotainment systems and more. eyeSight's software leverages the CEVA-MM3101 to offer substantial competitive advantages over alternative implementations of gesture-recognition-based technology. As an example, the combined CEVA-eyeSight solution requires 20X less power consumption compared to an ARM Cortex-A9 based alternative solution.
Vision-based gesture recognition is fast becoming one of the most sought after technologies in the mobile and digital home industries, offering both semiconductors and OEMs a new area in which to differentiate their products and enable new and value-added features. eyeSight's human machine interface (HMI) is currently the most innovative interface technology available for embedded systems, utilizing the existing camera in any smart device to enable touch-free control.
The CEVA-eyeSight solution supports multiple hand gestures as well as palm detection and tracking, supporting multiple users, up to 4.5m in distance away from the device and in low-light conditions. The entire solution incorporating eyeSight's software and the CEVA-MM3101 requires less than 70MCycles for the complete gesture application, while consuming less than 20mW in a 28-nm process. To enable developers to further differentiate their solutions, the fully programmable CEVA-MM3101 engine can be utilized to perform an array of additional vision-based functions in software, including face detection, eye tracking, 3D map creation, object tracking and image enhancement applications.
Eran Briman, Vice President Of Marketing at CEVA, commented, "Gesture recognition and other vision-based applications are the latest in a long list of consumer-driven applications that is fast becoming a must-have feature in smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The processing required to perform these complex, real-time signal-processing tasks is poised to place a significant burden on the performance and power consumption of battery-powered devices. The combination of the CEVA-MM3101 platform and eyeSight's advanced software-based gesture recognition technology addresses these issues, enabling gesture applications far beyond the performance levels available today, while off-loading the CPU from process-intensive signal-processing tasks and significantly reducing the overall power consumption of the system. In addition, with more than 80 percent of the platform&s performance available for other applications, licensees can further differentiate their products to run additional vision-based as well as image enhancement functions."
About eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Ltd.
eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Ltd. is a leader in touch-free Interfaces for digital devices. Its technology allows users to control digital devices with simple hand gestures by using the built-in camera, advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms.
The combined eyeSight-CEVA gesture recognition solution based on the CEVA-MM3101 platform is currently available for licensing.
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