Sixth-Generation Vision DSPs for Imaging, Computer Vision, and AI

The Cadence® Tensilica® Vision Q7 DSP delivers up to 2.18 tera operations per second (TOPS), 2.6X higher total TOPS compared to the Vision P6 DSP. To address the increasing computational requirements for embedded vision and AI applications, the sixth-generation Vision Q7 DSP provides up to 2X greater AI and floating-point performance compared to the Vision P6 DSP. The Vision Q7 DSP is specifically optimized for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), a technique commonly used in the robotics, drone, mobile, and automotive markets to automatically construct or update a map of an unknown environment, and in the AR/VR market for inside-out tracking.

Vision Q7

Key Benefits

Area and Power Optimized

Low power compared to host CPU and GPU

Vision/Image Processing

Instruction set optimized for computer vision and image processing applications

High Performance

> 1TOPS AI performance for object detection, image classification, image segmentation


  • 1024/512b Load/Store capabilities
  • 512 8-bit MAC: 2X MAC capability versus Vision P6 DSPs
  • 8/16/32-bit fixed-point processing
  • Double-precision (FP64), single-precision (FP32), and half-precision (FP16) floating-point processing
  • Acceleration for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • 4-channel iDMA
  • User-defined instructions support
  • Built on Xtensa® NX processor offering up to 1.5X frequency compared to Vision P6 DSP
  • ISO 26262 ready for automotive market


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