High Performance Image Processing at a Low Cost:
- High performance image processing at consumer-level price and power points
- Low-cost integrated IO for most applications
- Rich software feature set from the integrated ARM® core
- Flexibility from programmability to support any application
|ChipWrights ViSP Architecture|
|ChipWrights uses a single-instruction-multiple-data (SIMD) architecture to maximize the logic and power that are devoted to handling data. While other vendors add SIMD as an accessory to their older architectures, SIMD is at the core of what the CWvX processors do. The instruction set, address indexing schemes, and data access mechanisms are tuned for image and video processing. Even the system Direct Memory Access engines are architected to move data in 2D patches.|
|32-bit Parallel DSPs (Parallel Datapath)||
|32-bit RISC Processor (Serial Datapath)||
|High Speed On-Chip Data Memory||
"Most general-purpose DSPs are designed for communications applications - they don't exploit the parallelism possible in image processing because that's harder to find in communications.
Our new DSP architecture—the CWvX Visual Signal Processor—applies techniques from vector architectures to achieve high performance while meeting the low cost and low power needs of portable image-processing devices."
- John Redford, CTO