Maxim Integrated Teams with Xailient to Provide World’s Fastest and Lowest-Power IoT Face Detection

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 27, 2021


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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and Xailient Inc. announced that Maxim Integrated’s MAX78000 ultra-low power neural-network microcontroller detects and localizes faces in video and images.  

Battery-powered AI systems that require face detection, such as home cameras, industrial grade smart security cameras and retail solutions, require a low-power solution to provide the longest possible operation between charges.

Xailient’s Detectum neural network draws 250x lower power (at just 280 microJoules) than conventional embedded solutions, and at 12 milliseconds (ms) per inference and includes focus, zoom and visual wake-word technologies to detect and localize faces in video and images.

The adaptable network can be extended to other applications such as livestock inventory and monitoring, parking spot occupancy, inventory levels, and more.

According to the company, the key advantages include, long battery life with the high energy efficiency and fast inference speed for improved accuracy.

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