Ambarella AMBA recently announced that it has entered an agreement with Fremont-headquartered autonomous grade L3 truck developer Inceptio Technology to provide four edge artificial intelligence (AI) systems on chip (SoCs) from its CVflow family — CV2FS and CV2AQ.
Two of Ambarella’s CV2FS SoCs and two CV2AQ SoCs will aid Inceptio in accelerating its automotive-grade central computing platform, which is an integral part of its autonomous driving system designed for self-driving trucks — XUANYUAN. This SoC implementation will enhance multi-camera all perception image processing for Inceptio and enable XUANYUAN to reach a target of more than 2 million kilometers of real-world operations.
Ambarella’s Automotive Safety Integrity Level C-compliant CV2FS SoCs feature high-performance and low-power computer vision acceleration, image signal processor (ISP), and H.264 video compression. Meanwhile, the company’s Automotive Electronics Council – Q100 compliant CV2AQ SoCs feature image processing, 12-Mega Pixel 30 video encoding-decoding and CVflow computer vision processing in a single, low-power design. The CV2AQ enables computer vision processing at full 12MP resolution, which allows image recognition over long distances with high accuracy.
Both the Ambarella SoCs’ computer vision engine enables efficient implementation of mono and stereo algorithms for automotive cameras, while its ISP provides outstanding imaging in low-light conditions. The chips offer high-resolution video recording and streaming at very low bit rates.
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The CV2FS SOCs will ensure safety features like collision avoidance in Inceptio’s grade L3 trucks with its advanced imaging capability for seven 8MP cameras and address system requirements for functional safety. Meanwhile, the CV2AQ SoCs will segment and detect objects like traffic lanes and signs. Jointly, the chips will improve clarity in low-light conditions and deliver power-efficient imaging within Inceptio’s planned budget.
With all automakers developing self-driving cars, there has been a high demand for camera-based SoCs and computer vision technology in recent times. Ambarella, being an AI silicon company, has deep technical knowledge in camera-based SoCs and enhanced computer vision capabilities. The growing demand for an advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) is likely to act as a key catalyst for the company’s near-term growth.
Ambarella continues to expand its CVflow family of AI processors through consecutive global collaborations. Recently, in January, the company launched an AI-based ISP across its entire CVflow SoC portfolio at resolutions of up to 4K in 2022.
In the same month, the company unveiled CV3 AI domain controller SoC, which is ideal for implementing autonomous driving for vehicles from Level 2+ to Level 4, single- and multi-camera ADAS, Driver Monitoring System and in-cabin solutions, single- and multi-channel electronic mirrors with blind-spot detection, and intelligent parking assistance systems. Ambarella has been benefiting from solid momentum in CV2, CV22 and CV25. In fiscal 2020, these products generated production revenues from 1,000 customers.
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Ambarella currently carries a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell). Shares of AMBA have plunged 34.4% in the past year.
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