The "Visconti4 (TMPV7608XBG)" image recognition processor of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp was employed for Denso Corp's next-generation forward monitoring camera system.
Denso employed Toshiba's "Visconti2" for its forward monitoring camera system in 2015.
For the Visconti4, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage increased the number of MPEs (media processing engines), which are image recognition processor cores, from four to eight to double application processing capability, compared with the Visconti2.
Also, to shorten the processing time required for image recognition and improve the capability to detect pedestrians even when the brightness difference between the background and a subject is small or at night, the Visconti4 comes with the newly-developed "Enhanced CoHOG Accelerator" recognition algorithm.
Denso employed the processor because it evaluated those features, according to Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage.
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage and Denso co-developed an IP (intellectual property) core that performs processing for the deep neural network of an image recognition system and are in partnership in the field of advanced driving support and automatic driving, according to Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage.
Also, partly because the evaluation of the capability to avoid a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian at night was added to the "Euro-NCAP" automobile safety evaluation program, the demand for safety systems is growing. As a result, the scale of the market for in-vehicle cameras is expected to be ¥1 trillion (approx US$9.17 billion) in 2021.
Original Japanese article