Prophesee Launches HD Event-Based Vision Evaluation Kit

The company believe it will enable access to a breakthrough engineering revision of its Gen 4.1 sensor, which it co-developed with Sony.

By Joel Davies -

Prophesee today announced the availability of a comprehensive evaluation kit (EVK) to provide machine vision system developers with full performance evaluation of the breakthrough engineering revision of its Event-Based Vision sensor which was co-developed with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and announced at ISSCC in February 2020.

Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems. The company developed an Event-Based Vision approach to machine vision, allowing for significant reductions of power, latency and data processing requirements compared to traditional frame-based sensors. Prophesee’s patented Metavision® sensors and algorithms mimic how the human eye and brain work to improve efficiency in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, security and surveillance, and AR/VR.

The evaluation kit enables a full performance evaluation of the Gen 4.1 HD Event-Based vision sensor co-developed with Sony Semiconductor Solutions, featuring the industry’s smallest pixels and superior HDR performance.

“This is a critical milestone in our joint development with Sony Semiconductor Solutions as we commercialize this Evaluation Kit featuring the event-based vision sensor technology achieved through our collaboration”, said Luca Verre, Prophesee founder and CEO. “This new EVK will enable system developers in areas such as industrial automation, IoT and manufacturing to get a complete and accurate understanding of how to leverage the performance advantages offered by this innovative architecture, and be ready to deploy machine vision solutions”.

Prophesee’s Gen 4.1 HD Event-Based vision sensor co-developed with Sony Semiconductor Solutions. Image: Prophesee.

The kit gives developers early access to the state-of-the-art Event-Based Vision sensor co-developed with Sony, which features an industry-leading 4.86μm pixel pitch and 1280 x720 pixel resolution. This kit is ideal for full performance evaluation, supporting full sensor bandwidth of up to 3Gbps via a USB 3 interface. The EVK enables sensor control including digital pipeline (event signal processor – ESP) and features a C/CS with S-mount adapter.

The EVK is fully compatible with the recently announced Metavision Intelligence Suite version 2.2 to perform a variety of design exploration steps and incorporate customized software application to meet specific market requirements.

Prophesee is based in Paris, with local offices in Grenoble, Shanghai, Tokyo and Silicon Valley. The company is driven by a team of more than 100 engineers, holds more than 50 international patents and is backed by leading international investors including Sony, iBionext, 360 Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Supernova Invest, and European Investment Bank. The EVK is available from Prophesee now.

You can find more information about Prophesee on its website.

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