Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Units (VPUs)

Intel® Movidius™ VPUs enable demanding computer vision and edge AI workloads with efficiency. By coupling highly parallel programmable compute with workload-specific hardware acceleration in a unique architecture that minimizes data movement, Movidius VPUs achieve a balance of power efficiency and compute performance. VPU technology enables intelligent cameras, edge servers and AI appliances with deep neural network and computer vision based applications in areas such as visual retail, security and safety, and industrial automation.

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Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Units (VPUs)

Features and Benefits of Intel® Movidius™ VPUs

High Performance, Deep Learning

Movidius VPU enables compute-efficient deep learning inference at excellent performance per watt.

Technology Support

Supports camera processing (ISP), computer vision, and deep learning inference.

Enabled for More

Enables intelligent cameras or edge AI accelerator add-in cards.

Sensor Compatibility

Compatible with various sensors for multi-modal sensing.

Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU Overview

Learn how the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU addresses cost and power constraints to achieve more computation at lower power for vision and AI at the edge.

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