Synaptics Showcases Edge AI Highlights at tinyML Summit

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA) will demonstrate how its ultra-low-power artificial intelligence (AI) SoC solutions can be used to quickly and easily implement vision capabilities, event detection (SED), keyword detection, and speech processing in a variety of applications at this week’s tinyML Summit (March 28-30). Platinum sponsor of the gathering for the growing ecosystem of low-power machine learning (ML) developers, Synaptics will showcase its Katana and DBM10L system-on-chip (SoC) ICs and development tools. Both processors have dedicated on-chip neural network inference engines that are essential for current and future ML applications and IoT devices.

In addition to application demonstrations, an on-site poster will detail an energy-efficient vision system for AI-based people counting and occupancy applications.

“Ultra-low-power edge solutions require localized intelligence that relies on a unique combination of power-efficient hardware and sophisticated AI algorithms, but should be easily adopted for new applications,” said Venkat Kodavati. , SVP and Chief Product Officer at Synaptics. “We have developed sample applications that show how effective our Katana and DBM10L platforms and associated tools are at enabling training models for specific IoT use cases. They are well suited to help accelerate the adoption of tinyML for the microwatt era of smart, flexible battery-powered devices across a wide range of industries.

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The vision demo will use the recently announced Katana Edge AI Evaluation Kit (EVK) to read instrument meter clusters. It will show how expensive legacy industrial equipment can be integrated into the Industrial IoT (IIoT) revolution, by simply placing a Katana-enabled smart camera near the equipment screen and sending the read values ​​back to a server. central. It can be scaled as needed to read meters in an equipment factory.

There will be two DBM10L demonstrations. One will be a Keyword Spotting demo in partnership with Imagimob that shows how quickly and efficiently developers can implement new AI models on the DBM10L using the Imagimob tool.

The second DBM10L demo presents an example of SED capabilities developed using Synaptics algorithms. The sound to be detected will be played from an external speaker and the classification will be performed by the DBM10L’s dedicated neural network inference engine. The demo highlights the robustness of the SED algorithm in a noisy environment, as well as how efficiently it can run on the DBM10L. Additionally, an ML expert will be on hand to discuss how effectively model robustness has been achieved.

Along with the demonstrations, a poster will be on display that describes how to perform people detection and counting operations using the Katana Edge AI evaluation kit. People detection and counting are essential for smart buildings as well as occupancy detection in stadiums and theaters, but to be useful they must be simple and low power enough to deploy anywhere.

The Katana and DBM10L SoCs, as well as the Katana Edge AI EVK, are now available through Synaptics sales channels. To learn more, see:
Demo: Katana Edge AI EVK Play Meter Display Panel
Demo: Katana Edge AI EVK performing people detection and counting
Visit Synaptics at tinyML Summit for a live demo of the Katana Edge AI Kit

For more information, contact your local Synaptics representative.

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About Synaptics Incorporated:
Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is changing the way humans interact with connected devices and data, creating exceptional experiences at home, at work, in the car and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent systems vendors who integrate multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and enjoyable. These customers combine Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display, and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, visual, audio, voice, and security processing. Follow Synaptics on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, or visit

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Patrick Mannion
Real. external public relations and technical communications
Synaptics Inc.
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