Katana Low Power Edge AI

Intelligence for
Battery-powered Edge Sensors

Katana Ultra-Low Power Edge AI Platform

Synaptics’ Katana platform brings intelligence to the edge by enabling energy-efficient AI endpoint solutions that can make autonomous decisions from data collected by vision and audio sensing. It provides ultra-low power per inference in a flexible, easy to use AI platform. Katana is a highly integrated edge AI SoC designed for battery powered wireless devices equipped with audio or camera capabilities for consumer and industrial IoT applications.

Katana is optimized for a wide range of ultra-low power AI use cases in edge devices for office buildings, retail, factories, warehouses, robotics, farms and smart homes and cities. It is designed for a wide range of energy constrained IoT applications, and particularly well-suited for retrofitting, use in remote locations, outdoors and for infrastructure level deployment.

Features & Benefits

  • IoT Connectivity
    Synaptics’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ultra low-power connectivity solutions are the most robust in the industry. Their interoperability in IoT products have been proven over many years and millions of product deployments.
  • Open Industry-Standard Developer Tools
    Katana AI development tools allow model development and optimization within the tools. They are also compatible with industry-standard frameworks such as TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite and others, allowing importing and optimization from those frameworks.
  • Optimized Architecture
    contains a heterogenous hexa-core architecture. Each core is highly optmized for specialized tasks such as neural network image processing, audio/voice processing, control tasks and others.
  • Ultra-Low Power
    Katana has unprecedented power efficiency that is a result of the combination of heterogenous specialized cores, optimized tools and a sophisticated dynamic voltage and frequency scaling mechanism.