BrainChip's has just unveiled a new accelerator card that works as an essential accessory for neuromorphic computing. For those not in the know, neuromorphic machines work to mimic the workings of the human brain. Such hardware implement neural networks built to process large dollops of data in short time spans, and BrainChip's new neuromorphic accelerator card will be used to aid such hardware in tasks like object and facial recognition.
BrainChip is focusing on overall longevity of the product, particularly seeing how such surveillance systems remain always on and connected.
The 8-lane, PCIe accelerator card is designed for use with BrainChip Studio software bundle, and claims 6x improvement of speed and accuracy in object recognition when used in combination. The card is built to handle high performance tasks, and even focuses on efficiency. For instance, it is capable of processing up to 16 video streams at the same time, in low power mode. What this really benefits is in the present real world industries like high security surveillance and tracking, where the speed of processing and accuracy of imaging can be improved without requiring a spike in power input requirements. The card can also perform well in low light or high noise conditions, and consumes total power of 15W.
BrainChip is focusing on overall longevity of the product, particularly seeing how such surveillance systems remain always on and connected. It now remains to be seen how the product is received in the market.