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
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.
Katana 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.
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.
Low Power AI Developer Tools
Eta Compute’s TENSAI Platform optimizes the implementation of Neural Networks on the Katana Edge AI processors, improving the energy per inference by an order of magnitude or more.
Katana Edge AI EVK
Our Edge AI evaluation kit (EVK) is based on the Synaptics low-power Katana system-on-chip (SoC) platform, the kit combines vision, motion, and sound detection hardware and software with wired and wireless connectivity to simplify the design and development of edge AI for the Internet of Things (IoT), including smart home, building, industrial, and monitoring applications.
View Edge AI EVK Highlights
Baseboard with the Katana SoC with advanced neural network engine for low-power edge AI processing
Sensors for imaging, audio, voice, and motion
Synaptics Wi-Fi + Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless connectivity module
Accessories for people detection application development, including mounting bar and clips for overhead camera