AlphaICs introduces AI platform for L2+ driverless cars and autonomous systems

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Jan 2019

AI platform for L2+ driverless cars, and autonomous systems such as Drones, Robots

AlphaICs, a California based semiconductor developer, announces alphaEdge with 60 TOPs / 40-Watt solution for L2+ driverless cars, and autonomous systems such as Drones, Robots.

AlphaEdge is a complete solution that comes powered by AlphaICs’s proprietary 'Real AI Processor' (RAP) inference chip. The company claims that AlphaEdge will be available in multiple variants – from 8 TOPs / 8 Watts to 60 TOPs / 40 Watt solution. AlphaEdge is said to come with complete software tool chain that supports all the AI frameworks (such as TensorFlow, Caffe2, ONNX, PyTorch and many more). AlphaEdge has 8 Camera inputs, automotive interface (UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, GPIO), PCIe x 16, HDMI, GigE, USB2.0 OTG, and USB3.0 interfaces to support applications for driverless cars (L2+), Vehicle Infotainment, Smart Factory, Surveillance, Robotics and Drones.

AI platform from AlphaICs

The company’s flagship work includes an agent-based ‘Real AI Processor that is capable of delivering high AI compute and significant energy efficiency. AlphaIC claims that RAP greatly accelerates AI workloads at datacenters and provides perception and decision-making ability to the edge in applications ranging from autonomous cars, drones, robots to Dialog Systems where latencies are crucial.

Founded by Nagendra Nagaraja (also the CEO), Vinod Dham (also acting as the COO/ President), and Prashant Trivedi (CMO), the US company has its R&D centre in Bengaluru. Its institutional investors include Emerald technology ventures, Endiya Partners, 3one4 Capital and Rebright Partners