Tokyo, Japan – December 10th, 2021– Morpho, Inc. (hereinafter, “Morpho”), a global leader in image processing solutions and imaging AI solutions, announced today that “SoftNeuro®”, one of the world’s fastest deep learning inference engines, is now compatible with CNN-IP, the AI accelerator engine on the R-Car SoC for automotive from Renesas.
R-Car’s “CNN-IP” is an AI accelerator capable of high-speed processing that can meet these demands. On the other hand, “CNN-IP” requires a dedicated development environment to convert any AI learning model based on TensorFlow or ONNX into a format for “CNN-IP,” which requires a certain amount of man-hours to implement.
“SoftNeuro”, which is compatible with CNN-IP, optimizes AI learning models to an appropriate format for a dedicated development environment, and thus can execute high-speed operations immediately. As a result, the implementation period can be reduced to as little as one day.
The demo content of Renesas Automotive Days, a global online event hosted by Renesas and held from October to December this year, is posted on the following website.
・Demo content site: https://elinux.org/R-Car/RCC-Event/Renesas_Automotive_Days
・Functional introduction on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4WZNiNO8A
“SoftNeuro” supports major deep learning frameworks and performs faster processing in various edge-device environments. Since it is a general-purpose inference engine, it can be used not only for image recognition but also for speech recognition and text analysis.
“SoftNeuro” for Intel/Arm CPUs is available as a free trial service until December 31, 2021, for trial and non-commercial use (*1). You can download it from the following service page. (*2)
All users of the “SoftNeuro” free trial have an opportunity to answer the “User Questionnaire” and receive an `Amazon gift card` worth 1,000 yen. Do not miss this opportunity!
・Product page: https://www.morphoinc.com/technology/sie
・Free trial service page: https://softneuro.morphoinc.com/index_en.html
*1: Non-commercial use means the following:
・Payments are not received in any way.
・Developed product is not intended for commercial use.
・Providing commercial services is not intended.
*2: The “CNN-IP” compatible version of R-Car is not covered by the free trial service.
*Morpho and the Morpho logo are registered trademarks of Morpho, Inc.