Cadence to offer Sensory’s TrulySecure facial recognition on Tensilica Vision P5 DSPs

October 16, 2015 - 

Cadence Design Systems announced that Sensory’s TrulySecure face authentication software is now available on the Cadence Tensilica Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP).

Sensory’s software enables mobile designers to easily reduce the power required for face authentication to unlock a mobile phone, tablet, or their Internet of Things (IoT) device using the standard camera function.

Using a standard mobile phone camera, Sensory’s face recognition technology identifies the user and authenticates his or her face to unlock the device.

By using the Tensilica Vision P5 DSP and Cadence’s imaging/vision software function library, which is optimized to reduce processing time by over 8-times compared to a standard host CPU, system designers can easily deploy Sensory’s secure face authentication technology.

The Tensilica family of imaging/vision DSPs is designed for complex algorithms in imaging, video and computer vision applications.

These functions include multi-frame image capture, video pre- and post-processing, object and face recognition, low-light enhancement and other complex tasks.

“Our work with Cadence to offer Sensory’s advanced TrulySecure facial recognition technology on the Tensilica Vision P5 DSPs enables their customers, including those in emerging verticals like wearables and IoT, to take full advantage of the security offered by our embedded face biometric authentication in their product designs,” said Dr. Gordon Haupt, senior director of Vision Technology at Sensory.

Previously reported, Sensory, Inc. announced that the FIDO (Fast Identification Online) Alliance has found TrulySecure to be compliant with the FIDO UAF (Universal Authentication Framework) 1.0 specifications, which makes it the first multimodal face and voice biometric authentication software to be FIDO Certified.

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