The Ambarella CV72S SoC will enable engineers to develop smaller, faster, low-power smart security cameras with better imaging and processing capabilities.
Ambarella CV72S system on chip (SoC ) is a 4K, 5nm Edge AI SoC for mainstream security cameras. The SoC offers great image quality and sensor fusion along with the best AI performance per watt compared to any other module available in the market. Additionally, the CV72S offers 6x greater AI performance than its predecessor, enabling it to run Ambarell’s AISP for neural network-enhanced 4K, long-range images at very low lux levels with minimal noise and no external illumination. Furthermore, the CV72S SoC increases the on-camera intelligence via CVflow 3.0 architecture, radar sensor fusion, colour night vision and better HDR for single, fisheye and multi-imagers. The CV72S consumes less than 3W of power, offering the mainstream security market’s highest AI performance per watt. The SoC will enable engineers to develop smaller, faster, low-power smart security cameras with better imaging and processing capabilities.
“To take their mainstream professional security cameras to the next level, designers are looking for a solution that provides more AI performance, better image quality and the ability to cover wider areas, across weather and lighting conditions without increasing power budgets,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella. “We are accelerating their innovation by offering our latest CVflow 3.0 architecture and 5nm process technology in the new CV72S SoC, which was purpose-built for the mainstream security market using our algorithm-first approach and in-depth knowledge of vision processing, radar and AI.”
According to the company, the new CV72S SoC include a 2x increase in CPU performance over the prior generation, via dual Arm Cortex-A76 1.6GHz cores. It also features 2x the DRAM bandwidth, with support for 32-bit LPDDR4x/LPDDR5/LPDDR5x DRAM. Additionally, this SoC integrates hardware security to prevent hacking, including secure boot, OTP and Arm TrustZone technology. The CV72S also has new high-speed PCIe and USB 3.2 interfaces, enabling more complex, multi-chip security system designs.
Ambarella’s CVflow AI development platform provides a full set of tools for easy porting and supports all common CV frameworks. With its rich set of features, as well as Ambarella’s tools that are compatible across its entire AI security portfolio, the CV72S lowers design costs and maximizes software reuse.