Industry-Proven Computer Vision and AI

Myriad 2: A Class-Defining VPU

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

Standing at the intersection of low-power and high performance, the Myriad™ 2 family of processors are transforming the capabilities of devices. Myriad 2 gives device makers industry-proven performance on AI, imaging and computer vision tasks, all at an unbeatable performance/price proposition.

Key Benefits

12 Programmable SHAVE Cores
Ultra-Low Power Architecture
High Performance VPU
Small footprint for embedded applications
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An ultra-low power design

For mobile and connected devices where battery life is critical, Myriad 2 provides a way to combine advanced vision applications in a low power profile. Myriad 2 delivers vision capabilities to classes of devices previously unable to perform such demanding vision tasks.

Unique design for vision and AI workloads

Featuring 12 VLIW programmable SHAVE cores, dedicated vision accelerators and 2 CPUS, all connected by an intelligent memory fabric, Myriad 2 is a fully functional vision SoC designed for high performance at ultra-low power. The highly parallel design and optimizations for sparse data structures make Myriad VPUs well suited to deep neural network applications and other modern vision workloads.

12 programmable SHAVE cores

The flexibility for developers to implement differentiated and proprietary applications is fundamental to Myriad 2. Our optimized software libraries give device manufacturers the ability to run custom and proprietary operations on the 12 high performance SHAVE cores.

A small-area footprint

To conserve space inside mobile, wearable, and embedded devices, Myriad 2 was designed with a very small footprint that can easily be integrated into existing products.

Additional Chip Details

The Myriad 2 architecture comprises a complete set of interfaces, a set of enhanced imaging/vision accelerators, a group of 12 specialized vector VLIW processors called SHAVEs, and an intelligent memory fabric that pulls together the heterogeneous resources to enable power efficient processing.

Myriad™ Development Kit & Board

The Myriad 2 reference board includes reference camera and MEMs sensors, and an integration kit for applications processors, enabling developers to efficiently prototype applications.

Key Benefits

Main development board brings out all interfaces available.
Includes power measurement board for easy power assessment in software profiling.
Ships with reference image sensor daughter cards.
MIPI-to-USB bridge for rapid PC/board prototyping.

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