Axis ARTPEC-8 Chip Release Examined

By Ethan Ace, Published Nov 17, 2021, 10:17am EST

Axis is starting to ship their first cameras using their new ARTPEC-8, their latest generation camera SoC, claiming "new opportunities for impressive analytics applications", "superior imaging, enhanced security, and powerful compression."

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In this note, based on an interview with Axis R&D organization, we examine the new chip's positioning, performance claims, product roll-out and impact on existing Axis offerings.

ARTPEC-8 is the successor to ARTPEC-7, see our coverage of the previous generation.

Problems **** ******-* ******* *********

*********, **** *** ******* high-performing ***** *********, *********** to * ***** ****** of ****-***,********* **** *******. ***** **** ****** some **** ** ***** analytics ** ****** *** cameras, ***** ******* (***** ARTPEC-7 ** ***-** ********* chips) ** *** ********** *********** ** *** testing.

Analytics *********** **********

****' ******-* **************** ********** ************ ** analytics, ********:

*** ******-* *** *** designed ***** *** ******** to ****** *** ************* for ********** ********* ************ based ** **** ******** on *** ****

**** ******* *********** ************ in ***** ********* **** moving ** ******-* ** 8, *** **** **** the ************ ** ******* 6 ** * *** three *** *******:

  • **** ******** ********* **-****:*** ******-* *** ******** a **** ******** ********* on ****, ***** **** models (*.*.***** ** ***) ******** * ****** co-processor *** **** ********, increasing *******, ***** ***********, and **********.
  • ********* ******:******-* ******** ****** **** and ***** *******, ***** allows *** ****** **** learning ****** ** ** used ** **** *** third-party ************.
  • ********* *** *** ****** Memory ******:*******, ******-*'* *** ** simply ******, **** ********* memory ******, ******** ******, more ******* ************ ** be ***.

**** **** ******-* **** specs *** *** ******** available, ** ** ****** simply ******** ************ ** 2x ** **, ***., and ** *** ***********, Axis ********** **** ***** specifications *** ********* *** memory **** **** ******* camera ******.

** *** ***********, **** said **** **** ****** improvements ** ***** *** analytics ************, ************* ****** **************** **** ******* ******, *** ***** ************ are ********* ** *****-***** developers ***** *** ****** version ** ********* *** (**), ***** ******** * new **** ******** ********* and ******** ****** ****.

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

** **** *** **** ARTPEC-7, **** ********* ** emphasize *** ********** ** cybersecurity, ***** *** ****** far **** ********* *** to *** ******** ** Huawei ********* *** ******* vulnerabilities **** *** **** few *****. ****'* ***** release ********** ****:

*** **** **** ******-* was ******** **-***** ***** Axis * ***** ** control ******* ** *************

*** ***** ************ ************* design ***** *** ***** in-house, ******* ****. ******, with ***** ******* *****, is *** *** ******* has ***** ** *** some**-***** *****, *** **** ****** manufacturers ******** ** *** others' ****.

New: ******** *********** ** ****

******, **** *** ******** a *****-** "******** ***********", which *** ** ******** by **** **** *** cryptographic **** *** *********** storage, **** **** ****** models ********** ****-********* *******. The *********** ** **** for **** ******** ******** features **** ******** ***************** ****(********** ** ******-*).

**** **** **** **** not *** ********* ******** was **** ***** ************* do, ******* ******* ********. As ********* ** *** report**** ***** ****** *************** Disclosed, **** ********* **** unencrypted ********* ***** *** more ************ *** *** more ****** ****-****:

**** ************** ******** *********** to ******* *** ******* and ******** ** ** is *** ****** **** long-term *********** ***** ******** is ******* ******* ************* and ************.

Imaging ************

**** ******* **** ******* improvements **** ******-*, *** has *** ********* *** variants ** *********** ** WDR ** **** *** with ******-*. *******, **** mentioned **** *********** *.* and ***** *******-********** "******** WDR" *** ** *** at ****** *********** *** framerates *** ** ******* pixel ********** ** *** new ***.

**** **** ****** ************ in ******* ****** *** in ******** **********, ******* noise *********, *** **** developed "**** ********" ********** (* ****** video/photography *****).

Wide ******* ** **** / ****** *** *** ******** **** ********

**** **** **** "****** all" *** ******** ****** forward **** *** *** ARTPEC-8, ******* ** **** specialty ******* ***** ******* other *****. *** ***** three ****** ********* *** from ****' ****-*** * series (*****-***/**-*** **** ***************-** *** ******), ******** ** **** in ** ****.

************, **** *** ***** indicating *** *** **** by ***** ******* ** spec ******, *.*., **** spec ***** **** * P3255-LVE, ****** ** **** for ***** ** ********* what **** **** ****** uses ******** ** **** manufacturers, ***** ** *** disclose ***:

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(**** **** **** ****** for ******-* ****** *** not *** *********.)

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****' ******** ** ********* in *** ******-* ******* and ******** ** ******* deep ******** ** ****** all *** ******** ** a ******** *** ****, given *********** ** ***** ** releases** ********** ** **** other *************. ************, ********** to ********* ************* ** a ****** ************** ****** those ***** ********* ** with ******** ** ******** ***************.

****** ** ** ********* to ******* ******** ***** "best" ** "*****", **** buyers *** ****** ** find ****' ******** *********** and ************ * ******** compared ** ***** ***** undisclosed *****-***** *****. ** plan ** **** ******-* models ** **** ** available ** *** *** they *******.

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** ** ***** ** our ******? * **** double-checked *** **'* ******* ARTPEC ** ****, ** I ******* *********?

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** ****, *. *** apparently********** “*” *** “*” in ******.

********* *** ******* **** since ;)

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**’* *** ***, **’* them… **** * **** around *** ** * keyword ****** ** ********, their *** ********* ***** it ******* * ********* ways.

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******* *** ***** **, it’s ** ******, **** most ***** ************* ***.

******, *** ***** **** anything ***?

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**** **** **** ******* Encoder **** - ***** generation *** ********* ** 1999

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**** *******, ****** *****! Count **** ***** ** one *** ***** ** a ***** ********.

**** ****** *** ****** to **** ****' ******** development *** ************ * positive

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****** ** ** ********* to ******* ******** ***** "best" ** "*****", **** buyers *** ****** ** find ****' ******** *********** and ************ * ******** compared ** ***** ***** undisclosed *****-***** *****.

***** ***** *** “******** development”, **** ** ******** about “*** ************”.

**** **’* **** **** they ****** ***** **** they *** ***** ** their **** *****, *** when **** **** ** a *********** ****** ******* specs **** **** **** released, **’* ***** * black ***.

****’** *** **** ****** whether **’* * ****** or ***, ****** ** if **** ******* ** from ***** ****.

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**** **** ********** ****** to ****' ******* ** Cybersecurity?

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*** **** *’* **** about ****.

** *** *** **** they **** ** ** preaching ******** **** ********* - *** ** *** other ****, **** ** the ******* ********** ***’* aware ** **** ** ARTPEC-8 **** **, * hacker ***** ****** **** it’s ** *** ****** running * ******** ***** kernel.

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****** ** ****** *** guy ** ****** **** question. (****: **)

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**’* ***** ** *** the ******* *********** ****** in ********** *****. **** move ****

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