MAX78000 AI microcontroller and Aizip's Visual Wake Words model bring human-figure detection to IoT image and video at just 0.7 mJ per inference – a 100 times improvement
San Jose, Calif. – Apr. 19, 2021 – Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) and Aizip Inc., a company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Maxim Integrated's MAX78000 neural-network microcontroller detects people in an image using Aizip's Visual Wake Words (VWW) model at just 0.7 millijoules (mJ) per inference. This is 100 times lower than conventional software solutions, and the most economical and efficient IoT person-detection solution available. The low-power network provides longer operation for battery-powered IoT systems that require human-presence detection, including building energy management and smart security cameras.
The MAX78000 low-power, neural-network accelerated microcontroller executes AI inferences at less than 1/100th the energy of conventional software solutions to dramatically improve run-time for battery-powered edge AI applications. The mixed precision VWW network is part of the Aizip Intelligent Vision Deep Neural Network (AIV DNN) series for image and video applications and was developed with Aizip's proprietary design automation tools to achieve greater than 85 percent human-presence accuracy.
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Aizip, Inc., develops AI models for IoT applications. Based in Silicon Valley, Aizip provides design services with superior performance, quick turnaround time, and excellent ROI. Their models can be used in a wide range of applications for an intelligent, automated, and connected world. For more information, please visit www.aizip.ai