Ceva runs face detection software on DSP platform - Embedded.com

Ceva runs face detection software on DSP platform

LONDON — DSP core licensor Ceva Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced a collaboration with chip packaging specialist Tessera Technologies Inc. to demonstrate FotoNation running on the MM2000 multimedia platform.

FotoNation is an embedded image enhancement technology, acquired by Tessera in January 2008. The software enables face detection and face tracking. The software improves image quality while simplifying picture-taking for digital still cameras, cell phones, game consoles and other camera-enabled devices.

“The combination of CEVA's leadership in programmable multimedia solutions for portable devices and Tessera's innovations in embedded imaging solutions enables us to enhance the feature set offered on the MM2000 platform for a wide range of applications,” said Michael Bereziuk, executive vice president, of imaging and optics at Tessera, in a statement issued by Ceva.

Eyal Ben-Avraham, vice president partners and ecosystem of Ceva, said: “The ease-of-programmability of our MM2000 platform enables our customers to truly differentiate their CEVA-based multimedia SoCs through software. Offerings such as the FotoNation technology from Tessera and other quality improvement pre/post-processing functions are vital especially for mobile devices.”

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