A Smart Collaboration: CEVA and LG Partner to Upgrade Smart Home Appliances

By Alex Passett January 23, 2023

CEVA Logistics, licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technology, has been staying busy. In July of 2022, CEVA acquired GEFCO, provider of supply chain solutions and automotive logistics. With this acquisition, CEVA now boasts a global workforce of more than 110,000 people across 1,300 sites in more than 170 countries.

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, CEVA made another announcement: LG Electronics has officially licensed and deployed the new CEVA-XM4 intelligent vision DSP in LG’s Edge AI system-on-chip (SoC) LG811. The long, technical story short? LG811 enriches experiences for users of next-gen smart home appliances.

As part of the reveal at CES, LG showcased its MoodUp refrigerator that is powered by the Edge AI SoC and LG’s ThinQ AI platform. (Talk about glow-ups; for consumer kitchens, and for IoT smart tech at large.)

In that Edge AI SoC, the CEVA-XM4 is an extremely high-performance, low-power, and fully synthesizable DSP and memory subsystem IP core that incorporates a wide-vector architecture with fixed and floating-point processing, multiple simultaneous scalar units, and a vision-oriented, low-power instruction set. This technology (and its associated tools and libraries) allows developers to easily address critical elements of intelligent vision processing; namely 3D vision, computational photography, visual perception, and analytics.

"We are proud to see our CEVA-XM4 DSP adopted by LG in their latest Edge AI SoC,” said Ran Snir, Vice President and General Manager of the Vision Business Unit at CEVA. “The smart home provides huge opportunities for edge AI, with endless possibilities for innovation to improve the user experience leveraging the camera for embedded vision and AI. We look forward to seeing how LG and its ThinQ.AI developer network advance smart home appliances using intelligent vision and AI."

LG also commented on this new partnership. “The CEVA-XM4 intelligent vision DSP provides advanced computer vision and imaging capabilities within the SoC, camera-enabled features in our products,” said Woonsuk Chang, LG’s Smart Solution TP Leader. “The LG8111 Edge AI SoC is the ideal processor for our ThinQ.AI Platform to power our smart home appliances. We look forward [with CEVA] to taking user experiences to the next level.”

Edited by Alex Passett
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