CEVA refines its Vision DSP by Peter McGuinness

As one of the companies leading the race to provide power-efficient vision processing specifically aimed at the mobile and embedded markets (as opposed to repurposing power-hungry GPUs for workstation and datacenter usage) CEVA’s designs and the traction they get in the market tell us a lot about the development and maturity of vision based equipment including AR headsets, drones and more.
CEVA claims a 3x performance improvement on vector heavy code for the new core, with a 2x boost for ‘average’ code, versus the previous generation chip, as well as revealing that they have for the first time included hardware dedicated to specific functions.