Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPUs

The Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU is the third generation and most advanced VPU from Intel. It is the first of its class to feature the Neural Compute Engine – a dedicated hardware accelerator for deep neural network inferences. The Neural Compute Engine in conjunction with the 16 powerful SHAVE cores and an ultra-high throughput intelligent memory fabric makes Intel Movidius Myriad X the industry leader for on-device deep neural networks and computer vision applications. Intel’s Myriad™ X VPU has received additional upgrades to imaging and vision engines including additional programmable SHAVE cores, upgraded and expanded vision accelerators, and a new native 4K ISP pipeline with support for up to 8 HD sensors connecting directly to the VPU.

The Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU is programmable via the Myriad Development Kit (MDK) which includes all necessary development tools, frameworks, and APIs to implement custom vision, imaging and deep neural network workloads on the chip.

Key Benefits

  • Dedicated Neural Compute Engine
  • 16 High Performance SHAVE Cores
  • Enhanced ISP with 4K support
  • New Vision Accelerators including Stereo Depth

Neural Compute Engine: Hardware Based Acceleration for Deep Neural Networks

The Intel Movidius Myriad™X features the all-new Neural Compute Engine – a purpose-built hardware accelerator designed to dramatically increase performance of deep neural networks without compromising the low power characteristics of the Myriad VPU product line. Featuring an array of MAC blocks and directly interfacing with the intelligent memory fabric, the Neural Compute Engine is able to rapidly perform the calculations necessary for deep inference without hitting the so-called “data wall” bottleneck encountered by other processor designs. Combining the neural network performance of the 16 proprietary SHAVE cores with the neural compute engine, Intel Movidius Myriad X delivers 10X the performance compared to previous generations*.

Key Benefits

  • Native FP16 and fixed point 8 bit support
  • Rapidly port and deploy neural networks in Caffe and Tensorflow formats
  • End-to-End acceleration for many common deep neural networks
  • Industry-leading Inferences/S/Watt performance

Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPU

Intel’s Movidius ™ Myriad™ 2 VPU is an always-on vision processor, and the second generation VPU from Intel. The Intel Movidius Myriad 2 can be found in millions of devices on the market today and is used for some of the most ambitious AI, vision, and imaging applications where both performance and low power consumption are required.

Key Benefits

  • 12 Programmable SHAVE Cores
  • Ultra-Low Power Architecture
  • High Performance VPU
  • Small footprint for embedded application

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