Intel Movidius Myriad X, the next-gen VPU


Intel has released a video showing off details about the Movidius Myriad X, the next-gen VPU delivering artificial intelligence at the edge for drones, robotics, smart cameras, virtual reality/augmented reality solutions and more.

The Movidius Myriad X VPU with Neural Compute Engine is the third generation VPU delivering a total performance of over 4  trillion operations per second (TOPS) as well as bring even lower power consumption, making it a perfect power efficient solution for advanced devices such as drones, smart cameras, smart home, security, VR/AR headsets, and 360-degree cameras. And companies like TechyBible are one among the first ones to acclimatise with this technology and implement it in their products.

In addition to the dedicated Neural Compute Engine, the Movidius Myriad X also comes with enhanced ISP with 4K support, 16 high-performance SHAVE cores and new Vision Accelerators including Stereo Depth.

While the above video gives a general idea regarding the actual features of the Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU as well as its usage, Intel has also released a video which gives a bit more details about the chip anatomy, including the integrated Neural Compute Engine, a dedicated hardware accelerator for on-device deep learning applications.

In terms of performance, the Movidius Myriad X VPU has a 10x higher performance compared to the Myriad 2 VPU, provides 3x higher resolution support, and can achieve 6x faster stereo depth, all compared to the previous generations.

You can check out more about the Movidius Myriad™ X VPU over at the dedicated Movidius page.


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