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Transform your business with IMX500 Intelligent Vision Sensor

Develop vision based AI applications using a high speed edge processing one-chip solution

The world's first Intelligent Vision Sensor with edge processing

Compared with just a few years ago, we are living in a different era. Consumers demand rights to personal privacy, and this is enforced with new data protection regulations around the world, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 2018, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) from 2020, which aim to protect how personal data related to an identified or identifiable individual is collected and handled.

This global change in how privacy is understood and enforced has a huge impact on vision systems deployed in public or semipublic places, but also in private places following widely publicized data breaches from online security cameras. Customers now expect that their personally identifying data is handled securely and protected from data breaches.

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Solutions using IMX500 can address these risks. The image data never leaves the chip, if you don't want it to. Use the IMX500 Intelligent Vision Sensor to process the image stream in real time, up to 30 FPS, and output the metadata results only for sensitive applications.

Aside from protecting personal privacy, many industrial vision system solutions need only output the results (the actual images are less important), which uses much less bandwidth than sending a video stream over the network.

IMX500 is the world's first Intelligent Vision Sensor with edge processing functionality, enabling high-speed edge AI processing without needing a round trip to a server.

IMX500 Key Benefits

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One-chip solution

IMX500 has a stacked sensor structure combining an image sensor with a powerful DSP and dedicated on-chip SRAM to enable high-speed edge AI processing without needing a round trip to a server.

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Optimized processing

IMX500 eliminates the need for high-performance processors or external memory, so your devices will be more reliable and cheaper to produce.

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Low latencyLow latency

Low latency

Deploy, evaluate, and iterate any type of neural network. AI inference at the edge means image data does not need to be uploaded for processing, in turn meaning your solutions will benefit from lower latency and need less bandwidth and less power than traditional vision system solutions.

Low power & cost friendly

IMX500 eliminates the need for high-performance processors or external memory, so your devices will need less bandwidth and less power.

IMX500 uses industry-standard M12 (S-mount) lenses.

Deploy a new AI model and reuse the same hardware for different tasks.

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Address Privacy Concerns

Protect your customer's personal privacy, and manage compliance with privacy regulations, by outputting the processed image metadata only. The image data never leaves the chip, if you don't want it to.

Intelligent Vision Sensor Solutions

Deploy any type of deep learning model to empower AI-enabled video analytics

Image ClassificationImage Classification
Image classification

Classify an object in an image

Object DetectionObject Detection
Object detection

Localize and classify one or multiple objects in an image

Pose DetectionPose Detection
Pose detection

Single person or multi-person keypoint detection

Image SegmentationImage Segmentation
Semantic image segmentation

Take your image classification to the pixel level and understand the shapes of objects in an image

Industry Applications

Intelligent Vision Sensor IMX500 enables possibilities across almost any kind of industry

Smart RetailSmart Retail
Smart Retail

Create useful data about customer behaviors in real time

Smart CitySmart City
Smart City

Image classification to understand shapes of objects

Smart FacilitySmart Facility
Smart Facility

Check for safety equipment, mask detection, congestion detection

Smart FactorySmart Factory
Smart Factory

Line abnormality detection, worker monitoring, safety zone monitoring

IMX500 Developer Tools

The IMX500 developer tools provide opportunities to develop AI-equipped cameras, enabling a diverse range of applications in retail and industrial equipment industries and contributing to building optimal systems that link with the cloud

Documentation

Comprehensive technical documentation describes the hardware installation and software configuration. User guides get you set up and developing.

Reference and Specifications

Reference documentation and technical specifications are available for hardware and software developers.

Software Downloads

Download applications and device drivers to deploy deep neural network models and develop AI applications with IMX500.

Development kit hardware

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The IMX500 development kit includes Intelligent Vision Sensor hardware. There are a number of different hardware kits and components depending on your individual requirements.

Development kit software

The IMX500 development kit includes essential software applications that can run on your own infrastructure or in the Smart Camera Managed App on the Azure cloud.

Deploy your AI model to IMX500 in three steps

Convert your trained deep neural network model into an optimized binary file.Convert your trained deep neural network model into an optimized binary file.
Package your AI model as a cryptographically signed IMX500 package.Package your AI model as a cryptographically signed IMX500 package.
Deploy your packaged model securely to IMX500.Deploy your packaged model securely to IMX500.

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