Lattice sensAI 3.0 Halves Power Consumption, Doubles Performance on CrossLink-NX FPGAs
May 20, 2020
Updates to the popular AI edge inferencing software stack focus on the company's latest family of low-power, 28 nm FD-SOI-based devices.
Lattice Semiconductor has released version 3.0 of its sensAI edge inferencing solutions stack, which delivers several updated features and support for the company's 28 nm FD-SOI CrossLink-NX family of low-power FPGAs. According to Lattice, CrossLink-NX devices running sensAI software double performance and consume half the power versus prior versions of the stack.
Key enhancements in sensAI version 3.0 include:
- New CNN accelerator IP that takes advantage of parallelism, 2.5 Mb of distributed memory and block RAM, and additional DSP resources in the CrossLink-NX FPGA architecture
- Updates to the NN compiler tool that simplifies the compilation and download of trained models to CrossLink-NX FPGAs.
- Added support for MobileNet v2, SSD, and ResNet models on Lattice ECP5 FPGAs
- A VGG-based object counting demo that yields 10 fps at only 200 mW on CrossLink-NX FPGAs.
Lattice plans to continue releasing new out-of-the-box application demos and reference designs via the sensAI platform.
For more information, visit https://www.latticesemi.com/sensAI.