ARM Image Processor
ARM has unveiled the Mali-C71, an image signal processor (ISP) specifically designed for automotive applications. New driver assistance and autonomous driving systems require an increasing number of on-board cameras, but images produced must be processed and analyzed in real-time. Unlike a traditional camera, the goal of the Mali-C71 is not to produce pretty pictures, but to provide the highest possible levels of clarity and reliability and an ultra-wide dynamic range (24 stops). This processor is the first imaging product of a new family called Mali entirely dedicated to image processing; ARM has other image processors in the works, optimized for other uses. For mobile phone applications, the ISP can come not as a separate component but built right in a SoC, along with the CPU and GPU.
⇨ ARM Community, “Picture perfect: Driving next-generation image processing for automotive.”
⇨ The Verge, “ARM designed an image signal processor, and that’s a big deal.”