IMG 4NX-MC4

IMG Series4 Neural Network Accelerator (NNA)

The mega performance quad-core solution for neural network acceleration

IMG Series4 next-generation neural network accelerator (NNA) is ideal for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles such as robotaxis. The range of cores incorporates sophisticated technical features including Imagination Tensor Tiling, advanced safety mechanisms and intelligent workload management. Imagination’s low-power and functionally safe NNA architecture is optimised to run full network inferencing and executes multiple operations in a single pass to maximise performance per watt and deliver its industry-leading energy efficiency. The cores are assembled on a cluster design with per-core on-chip memory and an internal bus and have been designed in 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8-core multi-core configurations. These can then be used as building blocks for further configurations. The IMG 4NX-MC4 has been developed from the multi-core codebase and features Imagination Tensor Tiling which can reduce bandwidth by up to 90%. It features 16,384MAC/clk that delivers 50 TOPS at less than two watts and is available to license now.

IMG 4NX-MC4

Series: Series4 NNA

Architectures: AI

Performance: 4096 MACs (up to 12.5 TOPS), High-End

Markets: ADAS, Automotive, Autonomous Driving, Data Centre, Gaming: AR/VR, High-End Mobile, Infotainment, Smart Surveillance

Features

  • Imagination Tensor Tiling
  • Lossless weight compression
  • Low latency
  • High-density neural network acceleration
  • Wide and variable bit-depth (4 to 16 bits)
  • Dynamic fixed-point data type
  • Per filter exponent selection
  • Memory Management Unit
  • Wide range of elementwise unit operations
  • Embedded configurable on-chip memory

Specification

API support
  • IMG DNN API
Framework Support
Bus interface
  • AXI4
Memory system
  • Virtual memory
TOPS
  • 50 TOPS
MACs per clock rate
  • 8-bit: 4096 MAC/clk per core 
  • 16-bit:1024 MAC/clk per core