indie Semi introduces computer vision processor family

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indie Semiconductor has announced the addition of a new iND880xx product line to its fast-growing vision processor portfolio.

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Developed to address the specifications of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and driver viewing use cases, such as Surround View systems and Electronic Mirrors, these processors extend the company’s comprehensive suite of sensing solutions for computer vision, LiDAR, radar, and ultrasound.

Vision-based sensing has rapidly become a critical sensor modality for ADAS, driven by government regulation, new car acceptance programs (NCAP), and improved consumer awareness of vehicle safety.

Key safety applications enabled by vision sensing include automated emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist (LKA), blind spot detection (BSD), driver and occupant monitoring (DMS/OMS), smart back-up, and vulnerable road user (VRU) protection.

According to indie, the iND880xx video processor system-on-chip (SoC) family delivers improved image signal processing (ISP) performance and functionality for both viewing and sensing applications.

Balancing the competing needs of low light sensor performance (luminance) and the ability to differentiate colours (chrominance) for high-performance perception (for example, to accurately differentiate red and amber traffic lights) has been an ongoing challenge for legacy vision processors. High latency initialisation and pipeline processing has also limited legacy ADAS camera system real-time safety capabilities.

The iND880xx family has sort to address these challenges through the product’s proprietary ISP pipeline ability to support concurrent, low-latency processing of four independent sensor inputs, delivering a combined maximum throughput of 1400 megapixels per second.

Additionally, proprietary ISP features include a 24-bit processing pipeline that enables high dynamic range (HDR) processing up to 144dB, with dedicated support for the broadest range of sensor colour filter arrays (CFAs), including RGGB, RCCB, RYYCy, and RGB-IR, facilitating the highest performance environmental perception even in low light conditions.

In addition, the ISP supports eWarp, indie’s proprietary high-performance geometric processing, to dewarp image distortion from a wide field of view lens. These class-leading ISP capabilities allow automakers the scalability to deploy multiple instances of the iND880xx into various high-performance viewing and ADAS sensing use cases across their entire vehicle portfolio.

“The iND880xx product family represents a revolutionary step in performance and integration for automotive vision processing,” said Abhay Rai, indie's chief product officer. “The imperatives for vision-based ADAS sensing applications are growing, while in parallel consumer expectations for camera-based innovation are accelerating. Automakers need to deploy multiple cameras to drive various applications in demanding environmental conditions, including low light, as exemplified by the recent NHTSA PAEB regulation. Our groundbreaking iND880xx processor family delivers on all these challenges.”

The iND880xx family is currently sampling with select lead customers and will be in serial production deployment in 2025.