Xilinx's AI Platform is the 2019 Vision Product of the Year Award Winner in the Cloud Solutions category. Xilinx’s AI Platform provides a comprehensive set of software and IP to enable hardware accelerated AI inference applications. AI vision applications, which rely on convolutional neural networks, are a major target for the Xilinx AI Platform. The platform provides the tools and sample AI models that allow developers to build and optimize vision-based AI applications including classification, object detection and scene segmentation. Additional examples of vision-based AI applications enabled by the platform include pedestrian detection, facial recognition and pose estimation. For all of these application sets, the platform provides software, IP and example models, which allows AI developers to use Xilinx adaptable hardware to build the most efficient hardware-accelerated AI-vision applications. The Xilinx AI Platform provides the industry’s first dual hardware and software optimizer.

“We are honored to be recognized for the Xilinx AI Platform. The rapid innovation of AI models require adaptable domain-specific architectures to run the latest networks efficiently. There is a critical need for specialized hardware and software architectures for every category of deep learning networks to achieve the performance, latency and power requirements for real-life cloud and edge applications. Xilinx chips can be adapted from hardware to software with the latest architectures without redesigning a chip, to create an ideal AI inference solution.”
Nick Ni Director of Product Marketing, AI, Software and Ecosystem, Xilinx

Xilinx helped drive the creation of the Embedded Vision Alliance and was the first Embedded Vision Alliance Platinum Member. You can find Xilinx All Programmable devices including the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC device family and the Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGAs in a growing number of fielded embedded vision products across all markets including Aerospace, Automotive, Broadcast, Defense, Consumer, Industrial, and Medical. Xilinx has led the industry in developing All Programmable platforms that help hardware and software developers and system architects accelerate computer vision algorithms. Xilinx continues to invest in a host of new technologies specifically tailored for embedded vision applications. Xilinx is very excited to see its customers push the boundaries of embedded vision applications using its All Programmable devices and the broad Smarter Vision development ecosystem that surrounds these devices. To learn more about Xilinx, please visit www.xilinx.com.

Video by Nick Ni, Director of Product Marketing at Xilinx

This award was presented at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit; the program is organized by the Embedded Vision Alliance.

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