ArcSoft, Cadence Collaborate on Biometric DSP Solution

“The combination of Cadence’s vision and AI DSP and ArcSoft’s software technology make on-device vision and AI experiences possible on today’s mobile platforms.” – Pulin Desai, Product Marketing Director, Tensilica Vision DSP product line at Cadence

ArcSoft and Cadence Design Systems have teamed up to develop an AI-driven digital signal processing (DSP) solution for imaging.

ArcSoft, Cadence Collaborate on Biometric DSP Solution

The partnership essentially saw the integration of ArcSoft’s imaging technology into the Vision P6 DSP, which now benefits from the former’s high dynamic range, bokeh, and face unlock capabilities.

Both companies have some experience with face biometrics. ArcSoft has long been a pioneer in the area of face scanning home security cameras, while a previous version of Cadence’s DSP solution, the Vision P5 DSP, featured facial recognition technology provided by Sensory, Inc. In the Vision P6 DSP, the technology is being leveraged together with the HDR and bokeh capabilities to offer low-power, high-performance imaging, the companies say.

In a statement announcing the collaboration, Cadence’s DSP marketing director, Pulin Desai, asserted, “The combination of Cadence’s vision and AI DSP and ArcSoft’s software technology make on-device vision and AI experiences possible on today’s mobile platforms,” adding that the collaboration will ultimately support “compelling on-device AI experiences.”

The companies say that their joint solution has already been incorporated into application processors from “two of the top five mobile application processor vendors,” and that in at least one of those cases it “is now shipping in smartphones.”