Efficient implementation

of neural networks

in mobile devices

Hosted by Chris Longstaff

Webinar Details:

9 November, 2017

45 minutes


Neural networks (NN) are emerging as a key disruptive technology with a wide range of applications in different markets and segments. In mobile devices, they enable enhanced user experiences through computational photography, photo management, speech recognition and synthesis, to name a few applications. Implementing NNs in a mobile SoC is particularly challenging due to the increased power consumption, memory bandwidth and silicon area required. This webinar provides a market overview of NNs in the mobile space, including applications and trends. It then focuses on the key SoC implementation challenges, technical requirements for a deployable and efficient mobile solution and how these requirements can be addressed with innovative new hardware acceleration technologies.

Key benefits:

  • Gain an understanding of the mobile NN market trends and applications, including a look at the key players in the emerging ecosystem
  • Learn the key technical requirements and challenges for implementing a mobile SoC for efficient NN inferencing in Android
  • Understand the tradeoffs between CPU, GPU and neural network accelerator based implementations
  • Discover how new hardware acceleration technologies like the PowerVR 2NX Neural Network Accelerator can deliver the needed solution to meet performance, power, area and bandwidth requirements

About the speaker

Chris Longstaff, Senior Director of Product & Technology Marketing PowerVR Multimedia, Imagination Technologies

Chris has held various roles in the electronics industry throughout his career, staying closely focused on visual technologies throughout. Working for semiconductor companies such as Leitch (Harris), C-Cube/LSI Logic, and ATI (AMD/Broadcom), in roles including hardware design, FAE & business development.

Chris joined Imagination in 2007 and has transitioned from business development, to marketing. Now as Senior Director of marketing for PowerVR, he is responsible for product planning & promotion of Imagination’s PowerVR multimedia technologies.