Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced the development of Deep Neural Network (DNN) hardware IP that will help to realize advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving functions. The company will integrate the DNN hardware IP with conventional image processing technology and start sample shipments of Visconti5, the next generation of Toshiba’s image-recognition processor, in September 2019.

The DNN hardware IP draws on deep learning to deliver more accurate detection and identification of a wider range of objects than image recognition based on conventional pattern recognition and machine learning. It enables Visconti5 to recognize road traffic signs and road situations at high-speed with low power consumption.