Axis ARTPEC-7 Chip Release Examined

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 08, 2019

For years, Axis essentially de-promoted their own chips.

Now, they are reversing course. Axis has announced ARTPEC-7, their latest chip, which Axis claims "brings powerful capabilities to cameras."

Inside this note, we examine the new chip, what performance claims they are making and how it compares to general chip providers like Huawei Hisilicon, Intel, Qualcomm, Ambarella, and to surveillance specific ones such as Hanwha, Dahua and Hikvision.

*** *****, **** *********** de-promoted ***** *** *****.

***, **** *** ********* course. **** ************ ******-*, ***** ****** ****, which **** ****** "****** powerful ************ ** *******."

****** **** ****, ** examine *** *** ****, what *********** ****** **** are ****** *** *** it ******** ** ******* chip ********* **** ****** Hisilicon, *****, ********, *********, and ** ************ ******** ones **** ** ******, Dahua *** *********.

[***************]

Why ******* *** *****

** *** * ******* why **** ** ****** now ********* **** *** large **** ****** *** developing ** ****** ** develop ***** *** *****:

************* - ******, **** says **** ******** ** their ************:

***** *** **** ** fully ********* ** ****, it ******** * ***** of ******* **** ** crucial *** ********* *************

**** ******** ******** *** nation-state *********** ***** **********, promoting **** *** ******** their *** ** * differentiator.

** - **** ******* expectations **** ******* **** perform ** / **** learning ******, *** ********** of * '******' ** more '********' **** ** do **** *****.

****** - ***** **** is ****** *** **** important ***** ** ****,******'* ************* ** ****** top * ** ***** surveillance*** ********* **** ** being ********* ** **** for ***** (*.*., ***** and *********).

Developed ** *****

****' ******-* **** ** developed ** *****, **** Axis ******* **** **** have * **** ** about *** *********, **** with ********-***** ******* ("*** most ****** ******* *** M. **. ** ********** Engineering, ******** ******* ** Engineering *******"). **** **** is **** ******** ** related ************, **** ** algorithm *** ******** ***********, as **** ** ****** and **** *********, *********** all ****** **** ****** image ***********.

******** ***** **** *** is * ****** *** Axis ** ************ **** have *********** ****** **** aspect ** ***** ***********.

Low *****

*********** *.*:**** ****** ************ ** low ***** *********** ***** ARTPEC-7, **** "**** ********* and ********* ****** **** ever ** ***-*****", ***** with ****** ********** **** using **. **** ***** IPVM **** **** ******** them **** * *********** advantage:

***, ** ** ***** one ** *** **** important ******** ** * surveillance ****** ** ** able ** ****** ******* efficiently. **** *** **** give **** ***** ******, also ***** *********** ******* like *** *********** *** IR ***** ******** **** be ********.

**** *** ***** ** have **** **** ********* a *********** ********* (*.*.,***** ******** *********** ** 2011). *******, ******* *** chip ******** ** ***** suppliers *** **** ** feasible *** ***** **** competitors ** ***** **** low ***** *********** ** lower ******.

***

******** ***:******-*'* "******** ***" ****** to ******* ******* ****** of ****** ******* (* ****** *** *****) ** **** ** enhanced ****** ** ******* scenes.

Compression ************

**** **** **** ******** to ******* ********** ********* (their ***** *****) **** are ********* * **% improvement ** ********* **********:

**** *** ************ ** ARTPEC-7 *** *** ********* Zipstream **** *.*** ******** a ******** **% *********** (In ******* **** **** different ******)

***** ******-* **** ******* H.265 (********** ***** **** in * ******* ** lower-end***/*********), **** ** ***** emphasizing ******** ** *.*** noting ** ****:

************* *.*** ** ********* to *** ** ******** because ** **** ******* are ****** ** **** H.265-content. *** **** **** are **** (*** ******* surveillance ********* ) **** using ********* *** ********** between *.*** *** *.*** are ** **** ***** so ***** ** *** be *******.

**** *** ********** **** late ** *.***, ******** to ******, *** ***** growth *** ********** ******** show **** *** *** been * *********** *******.

*******, ** *** ********* being **** ** * competitive ************** *** *** major ******* ** ***** codecs **** ****** *** norm.

Cybersecurity ************

****** ****/****** ********:*** ******-* ******* **** include ****** ******** *** secure **** ********, ***** allow **** ****-********** ******** to ** *********/******. **** feature *** ********** ********* only ** *** ******-* model, ********-***.

**** **** *** **** much ** * ********** for ****** ****** *** it ***** ****** ** important ************** ** ***** manufacturers ** **, ******, e.g.,******** **** **** **** been ********* ******* ***** firmware *** * *** years ***.

Machine ******** ************

*** ******-* **** ******** an ****** ********* ****** intended ** ******* ******** capabilities. **** ********* **** engine **:

*** ****** ****** ****** is * ****** ******** very ********* ******* ******** based ******** **** *** be ******* ** **** to ****** ********* *******.

**** ** *** ***** the ******** ********* **** (AI, **** ********, ***.) but ************* ** ****** this ** ** *** case. *** *** ******** is *** **** '*****' / ************ **** **** be **** ** ******* relative ** *** ***********.

** ****** **** *** (or ******) ** ********* by ****, *********, ******, etc. *** ** ********** to ** *********** *************** as ***** **** ******** models *** **** ****** than ************ *********, **** require *** **** ********** power *** *** ******* to ******* **** ****** a ****** ** ***** atypical.

Model ************

*** ***** ******-* ***** to ** ******** ** the**** ***** *** ******, ******** ** **** in *** ****.

**** **** **** **** not ***** ***** ******* with ***** ****** ******* is ****, *******:

*** *********** *** **** and **** ******** ** be ********* *** ******** and ********* **** **** to **** *** ******* reasons. ** ***** **** slightly **** **** **** due ** ***** ******** and **** *******-********** ** the ****** **** ** a ******* ******** ** previous ***********.

Made ** ******

****** ***** *** ************ in ******.

Competitive ********** - ***********

**** *** ****** ** competition, ****** **** *** larger ***********, ** *** system ** **** (***) market, *************,****** *********,*****,********, *** ****, **** a *** ** ***** flowing **** *** ***********, especially *** **.

***** ** ** ******** way ** ******** ***** of ***** ***** *** "better" ** "****" *******, as **** *** ***** into ************ ********* *********, which *** ******* ****** or ***** ********* ** how *** ****'* ************ are ***********, **** ***** components *** ****, ***.

*******, ** **** ** shoot *** ******-* ***** models ******* *** ****** and ******** ** ***** manufacturers **** **** ****** available.

Surveillance **** ********* - ******, ***** *** *********

** *** ***** ******** surveillance ****** *************, **** Hanwha ******** ***** *** in-house *****, ***** ****** regularly ******** ** * 'made ** *****' **************:

**** ***** *** ********* have ****** ***** ********** their *** ***** ****** we **** *** **** them ******** ******* **** they **** ******** ******** one. *******, **** *****. They *** **** ********* more ****** ********* **** that ****** ** ****** aim ******* **** ****** of *** ******* ******.

Axis ** ********* ***

**** ******** ** **** a ********** ********* ** using ********* *****, *******:

***** **** *** ****** on **** ********* ******* with **** ********* **** of ********* ** **** to **** **** **** component *******. **** ****** adjust ********* **** ********* markets ** **** *** under *** ******* ****** situation **** ********* *********** needs ** ** ********* to **** ******* **********.

*******

***** ** **** ** hard ** ******* ***** chips *** '****' ** 'worst', ** ** ****** many ************ ********* ** ramp ****** ********* ** their *** ***** ** they ******* ** ************* themselves ** ************* *** AI **** *** **** few *****.

** **** ** **** products ***** **** *** chip, ** ********, ** see *** **** *******.

Comments (21)

***** ** *** **** which ********** ** ******** building *** ******* ** Taiwan? ******* **** *** attending **** *****:****://***.*************.***/**/****

"**** ******** ******** *** nation-state *********** ***** **********, promoting **** *** ******** their *** ** * differentiator".

**** ** *** * serious ***** ***, *** have ** *** ** knowing *** **** *** professional ***** ******** ********* are, **** ***** ** just ** ****** ** hikvision ** *** ***** company.

* ******* ******* *** "between *** ***** ******" of **** ******** ******** that ***** *** ******** is **** ** * Swede ** **** ** more ****** **** ******** coded ** *****. ** Axis *********** *** ******, the ****** ** * back **** ****** **** the ****.

* ***** *** ***** is **** ****** ****** ensuring **** *** **** and *** *********** *** every **** ** **********. Not **** "*** ******** was ********** ** * Swede ** **'* *****." It ** **** ** a **** **** *** built ** ** *** our ****** *** *** manufactured ** * ******* that *** ** ******* influenced ** *** ******* government. ** ***** ** the **** ** ***** Martin ****** *** **** a *** *** *** ignoring *** ** *** questions ***** *** ***** train ******* **** *** using *** *** ***** parts *************.

*** ************* ** ****** in *** ****, *** rolling **** *** ** almost ********* **** ***** than ***** ** *********** platform. *** *'* ******** that *** ******-* (**** the **********) ** ******** based ** *** **** some ***** *********** ** do ***** ********** ** HW. *** **** ***** things "**** ******" ** not ***** ** **.

****://***.***.**.**/****/********?****=************&*********=*******&*******=*******

** ***** ** ********, isn't ****' **** **** of * ****? ** the ****** *********** *** somehow ***********, **'* ******** to ******* *** *** clandestine ******** ** * machine (*** ******) ** the *******, *** *** be ********* ** ******* wide ****-******* ********. *'* not ****** **'* * huge ****, *** *'* argue **** **** ** a ****** **** **** the **** ****** ***** compromised.

*'* ******* ** ** the ** ****** ** the ***** ***** ** be ** **** *** intelligence ** *** ***** (or ** *****, ******* the ********** **** *** camera - ***** ** Ring *** ****). ** might ** **** **** year **** ********* *** ARTPEC-7 ***** ****** ***** across ** * ******** fool ******** ** * cheap ***-**** ****** *** into * ****** **** based ***** (** **** fed **** * ****** PC).

*'* ******* ** ** the ** ****** ** the ***** ***** ** be ** **** *** intelligence ** *** ***** (or ** *****, ******* the ********** **** *** camera - ***** ** Ring *** ****)

** *** ******* ****** the ***** ****** ******* the ****. ** ** not **** ****. **** at *** *** **** Intel ** ****** ************ (*.*., ** ****** their ****** * ****). *** *******,******** ** ***** **** that *** ***** ** analytic *******. *** ******** ** pushing **** ***** ** cameras. *** ********* *** pivoted **** ***** ********* SoCs ** ******** ****** SoCs (************ ** ******** ******).

******, **** ** **** view ** **** *****, Qualcomm, *** ********* *** doing?

* ***** *****'* * market *** **** **** of *****. *** * think *** ******* ***** is ** *** ************* of ***** *****, *** that **** ********* ****** forget ***** *** **** AI ****, *** *** something **** ****-********* *** flexible.

* **** **** **** a ********* *** **-**** processing, *** **** ** to * *****, *** I ***** **'** **** that ***** ***.

** **** **** ** be * ****** ******* with *** **** "****". NVIDIA *** *******, ********* PC's ******* ** *** cloud ** "****", ******* this ******** ***** ********* the ******* "*** ****". Maybe * ** ************ the ******* ** ************* *** ******* ***** ***, *** it ***** ** ** cameras *** **** ********* video, ******* ****.

** ********** ** **** 90% ** *** ************* do *** **** ****** detection ** ***. ** you're ** ** ******, a ******, ***** ******** is ******, ** ********* moves *****'* **% ****** that *****'* * **** on *** *** */*** of *** ***** ******. If ***'** ******* ** a ******* ***, ***'** not ***** ** **** enough ****** ** ********* people *** ** **. Don't *** ** *****, it's * **** ***, but *** ***** ** questionable ** **** *****. In *******, ***** *** may **** * ****** camera ** ** *********, you *** **** ** up ** **** * single ** **** *** face ********* **** ******* rings *** ****.

** **** ****** ********, powerplants *** ***** ****-******* assets *** **** ** protect. ** **** **** it ***** **** ** this : ****** ** place *** ********* "**" cameras ****** *** **************, only ** **** **** 2 ***** **** ***, YOLOv5 ** **** **** efficient *** ********, *** your ******* ***'* **** the ***** ** ****** that. ** ****** *** get ****** ******* *** a *** **'* **** can ** ********, *** that ***** **** **** flexibility (**** ** ** facial ********* ** ******* camera? **** ***** *** algo ** **** ****** instead).

**'* ***** ** ** that ***** ************** ** impressive, *** **'* *** at * ***** ***** I'd **** ** "******". It **** ******* *** evolve, *** * ** pretty **** *** ********** count ******** ************ ****** we *** ****'* **** AI ***** *** **** doesn't ******* * ******** for * *******.

**** ***** *********? **** precious ** ******* *** exposed ** *** "********", whereas * ****** ***** box ** **** *** cozy ** *** ****** down ****** **** *** away **** *******. ** your ****** ******* *****, just *** ******* ***** replacement, *****'* ** ****** lock-in.

* ***** ** ***** down ** **** (**** all ******). ***** *** generation ******* *** ***** to ** **** ** a ******* (* *****), but *'* **** ******* to **** * ******** where *'* ** *** this **** ** ***** vs. * **** ****** and * ****** ** or ****** **** *****.

* ***** ****'* *** the **** *** **** cameras *** *****-****** *** cheap. ****** *** ****** (and ******) ***** **** it ***** ** ***** to *** *** **** silicon ** *** ******* at **** ***** ** time. **'* **** ****** to **** ****** **** to *** ****-******, *** then ******* *** ******** and ******* *****.

* ***** ****'* *** the **** *** **** cameras *** *****-****** *** cheap. ****** *** ****** (and ******) ***** **** it ***** ** ***** to *** *** **** silicon ** *** ******* at **** ***** ** time.

*** **** *** ****, they *** ***** ***** offerings ** ****** **** cloud ** ********* ********. The ******* *** ********** / ********** / ********** video ************ ** **** a ***** **** ** the ****** **** *** allow ***** ***** ** be **** ** *** cloud, ** ************* **** Axis, *********, ***. **** to ****** ******* ** camera, ** ********, ** on ****** *** *** on *******.

**** ******** ** ******* are ******* ** *** "elements", ******* * ****** based *** ** **** and **** ** *** locked **** ****** **** far **** **** *******. If **** ****** ******* break, **** *** ******* cheap ***********, *****'* ** vendor ****-**.

**** ** ***** **** is **** ** *** same ******* / ****** about ***** ******** ****** be **** - *.*., cheap ****** ******* **** centralized ******** ** ********* IP ******* **** *********** encoding.

**** *** *** ** all ***** *** *** there ** ** ***** a *** ** ******** players *** ******* ********* on *** ******.

** * *****-***** ********, I **** ** ************ disagree **** ***** * few ****** ****. ** the ****** ****** *** adjust ** *** ******** before ********* **** *** WAN ** *** ******* at * ***** *********** for ********* ***-**** ***** is ********* ******** ** cloud *********.

** **** **** *** highly ******** ****-***** ** solutions **** **** ***** the ****** *** ******/** survivability **** ******** ************ is ********/********. **** ******** SD ***** ****** ** their ******* **** ********** cloud ********* ** * place ** ***** ***** storage *** ****** ********** and ****** *****-**** ******* that *** ***** ** retrieved **** ***** *** that **** **** **** when *** ******** ** down. ****** ***** **** powerful ***** ****** ** the ****** ****** ***** the ****** ******** ****** more ******** *** ****** toward ******** *** ********** customers. **** ***** ************ is ****, ** ** up ** *** ****** itself ** ****** *** highest ******* ******* ********* and ******-* ** * massive *********** ****. ******* solely ** ***** ** a ********* **** *** a ******** ** ****; AXIS ** ******** **** fronts **** **** *** chipset. ***** *** **** benefits ** ***** **** it ** *********/********* *** plan *** ******** ********** for **** ** ***'*.

***'** *********** **** * straw-man :)

** ** ***** ** I ********* **** *** should ****** ** * server ** *** *****. In **** * ******* agree **** * **** cloud ********* ******** (*'** Ring/Nest) ** *** * substitute *** * ***** VMS. **'* * **** different **********, **** ******** belongs ** * ********* thread.

******** * ******** **** gets *** ****** (* recommend *****) ******* *** a ****-******** ****** ***** PC **** **** ***** on-site (******* ******* **** release * ****** ***** box). ** *** ***** improve, *** ******** ****** updates *** ** *** reaps *** ******** ** the ******** ******** *** speed. ** ******* ********** a ******, ** *** replace ** **** *** other ***** ****** - perhaps **** ** **** one ** **** **** wealthy. ** *** **** is ******* **** *** performance ** *** ******** on *** **, **** another ******, *** ******* else ** ** *** analysis.

******** ** ******* ******** that **** *** ********* AI ******* *** * cheap(er) **. **** ** the ****, *****'* ******* going **, *** ** you **** *** **** power **** **** **** idle. ** *** ** the ******* *****, *** need ** ** *** another ****** ** ****** (at **** * ******* will **** * *******). In ******** *****'* **** one ****** *** *** upgrade *** *******, ** they ** (**** ***'*, they'll ***** * *** camera *******), ***'** **** to ****** *** *******.

*** ** ** ** done ** *** ***, but *** "**************" ** the ***** ** **** by * ** ******* of *** ******.

*** ***** ***/*** ** the **** **** *** makes *** *** *****, and ***** ** ****** of *** ******. **** a *****. ***** *** family ** * **** trip ** ****** *****.

*** ***** ** *** schmuck *** *** *** by * ***** **** in * *** ***** at * *********. **** year, **'** **** ** explain *** **** *** dealing **** *** ***** alarms *** ****, *** why **** ***'* ****** vendors. **'** ** ******* late, ***** *** **** is ******** **** ****** guys ** ******.

**** * ****, ** that ******* ** *.***, you *** *** ********* (like *******'* **** *** MxPEG ******* ** *.***?), but * ***'* *** anything ** *** **** that ***** ** ************ better ** ******* ** a ******* ** *** cloud. ********* *** ********* that ***'* ** ************ today.

***'* "****** ******* **********" is **** * ********* for "*********"?

**** **** ** *** this ***** ****...

*****://**********.***/****/**/**/******-****-*******-********/

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:** - ** *** Camera ** ***?

* ******* **** ** your **** ** ******** as ****** ** *'* going ** *** **** on ***** *** ********* my ******** ******.

******* ******* *** ** undebatable ******* ** ******* (whether ** ************ **** server ** *****) *** what * **** **** from ******-* ***** **** I **** ** ********** even ******* ** *** devices ** ** ****. Technology ******* *** **** is * ***** *********.

~**% ******.

*** ************* ** ****** in *** ****...

*** ** **** ******* “in *** ****” *** vulnerabilities?

**** *** ******** *********’* microcode?

* ******* ******* *** "between *** ***** ******" of **** ******** ******** that ***** *** ******** is **** ** * Swede ** **** ** more ****** **** ******** coded ** *****.

**** ********* ** ******.*** *** ************ *** China ********* ***** **** Chinese.

*******, ***** *** **** of ******** ** **** Chinese ****** ** ********** nations **** ** ******, Taiwan, *** *** ****** States. *** ***** ** not **** *** *******, it ** **** *** China ********* *****.

*** *******, *** ********** **** * *** on ****** *** *** network *********? *** **** '******' against ********** ** ** they ******** *** ***** Communist *****?

*** *** ** ** one, ********* *** **, trying ** *** ********* companies? *** **** *** Chinese?

*** ***** ** *** 'sloppy ****', ** ** the ************* ** *** China ********* ***** **** controls ******** *****.

*** *** * ***** person, *** **** ** able ** *** *** difference ******* ***** ******, yes/no?

**** ** ****! *** know *** ******* ** is ** ** ******** these ****. ** *** don't **** * ****** Airbag ** **** ***, and *** ***** **** publicly, **** *** **** despise *** ******** ******. And ** *** **** nervous ******** * ****** Airmax, **'* **** *** that ****-****** ***** ****** you. ** * ***'* trust *** "*********" ** a ***** **** * don't ***** *****, **** that **** ** ****-********?

***** **** ********, *** does *** "****** ********/****** boot *** ******* ******** Module (***) **** ** FIPS ***-* ***** * certified," ******* ** *** rest ** *** ********? Vivotek ** ***** ********* with *********, *** ********* has "****** *************," *** does ****** **** *** tangible ******** ****** * fancy **** ****** ******** so?

********** - * **** for ***** ******.

*** ****** ** *** Cisco ****** ****, ****, & **** ***** **** all ****** ****** ****** make *** ** * Trusted ******** ******. **** is **** ** * hardware ***** ****** *** secure *************, ****** ****, and ** ****** **** signed ******** *** *** on *** ********. **** has **** ** ********** since ******** ****. ** user ************* ** ********.

**** ***** *** ********* have ****** ***** ********** their *** ***** ****** we **** *** **** them ******** ******* **** they **** ******** ******** one.

******** ******** ***** *** developed *** *** ***, though **’* ** ** Analog ****, *** ** like *** **** ****.

*****, **** ****** **** capability *** ********** **** CVI *** ********** ***** come ** ***** ** they ****** ** ** IP ** ****...

*** *** ****** **** out *** @*** **** in **** *******:

*** * **** *** mention ** **** ************ for *** ********* **** Orchid ** ** **** implied ** “**”? ** is **** ********* *** geared ******* ****?

*****, ** *** *** mention **** ******* ** is ******* * **** part ** **** **** but *** **** **** continue **** **** *********. How **** **** **** and *** ******** **** are, ** ***'* **** yet.

*********** ******* ** ******** ****** ** ******* to ********* ******:

**** ** ****** * big **** *** **. We *****’* ****** ****** about *** ******* *** much ** *** **** but ** ******* ** this *** *** ***, it ** ********* ** show **** *** ********** is **** *** ******* your *** **********.

* **** ** ********** in ********** *****/*************/******* *** i ***** **** ********** chips *** ******* ***** ,r&d **** *** *** the ****** ********* **** the ********** ** ***** requires * **** ********** that *** ** ** paid **** **** *******.* guess ****'* **** *** of *** ******* *** companies *** ******* ******** to ***** ***********.**** **** not **** **** ***** (sony's ******* *** *** good *******) *** * am *** **** *********** the **** *** ********.* take ** *** ******* that **** *** ****** in ***** **** **** know *** *** * suppose **** **** **** processor's ***** *** *** from **** ***** *** need * ********** ********* know ***.* **** * guy **** ***** ** micro ********** **** ****** in *** ***** **** "the ******* ** ***** processors".One ***** * *** a ****** ** **** to *** ***** *** topic *** ******** *** vast ********* *** * realized ** *** ** absolute ********* ******* *** kinda *** ** **** of **** *** ********** did ** *** **** world...almost ****'* **** **** of *** ************...**** ** tell *** ******** **** competence **

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