Synopsys EV6x Series

Synopsys EV6x Series architecture overview, brief.¬† Marketed as a “Vision Processor”, it has both DSP and a 12-bit convolution accelerator:

  • 4 “Vision CPU” cores, each 512-bit vector DSP and 32-bit scalar for a total¬† of 620 GOPS/s
  • “CNN Engine” – apparently a MAC array, scalable up to 4.5 TMACs/sec, 2TMAC/s/W power efficiency
  • “100x higher performance on common vision processing tasks” vs. EV5x
  • Included into Synopsys DesignWare library

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