Exynos 9 series applications processor has deep learning based software

Samsung Electronics has launched the Exynos 9 Series 9810 application processor. According to the company, the Exynos 9810, built on Samsung’s second-generation 10nm FinFET process, brings the next level of performance to smartphones and smart devices with powerful, third-generation, custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and image processing with deep learning-based software.

The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is expected to be a “key catalyst for innovation in smart platforms such as smartphones, personal computing and automotive for the coming [artificial intelligence] AI era,” said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.

Bsed on the what is claimed to be the industry’s most advanced 10nm process technology, the Exynos 9810 will enable seamless multi-tasking with faster loading and transition times between the latest mobile apps. The processor has a new eight-core CPU – four of those cores are powerful third-generation custom cores that can reach 2.9GHz, with the other four optimised for efficiency. The architecture widens the pipeline and improves cache memory, enhancing single-core performance two-fold and multi-core performance is increased by around 40 per cent compared to its predecessor, says Samsung.

Exynos 9810 introduces neural network-based deep learning and stronger security on the most advanced mobile devices. The technology allows the processor to accurately recognise people or items in photos for fast image searching or categorization, or through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. By using both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face, says Samsung. For added security, the processor has a separate security processing unit to safeguard vital personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint information.

The LTE modem in the Exynos 9810 makes it much easier to broadcast or stream videos at up to UHD resolution, or in even newer visual formats such as 360 degree video. There is an embedded 1.2Gbit per second  LTE modem and the Exynos 9810 is claimed to be the industry’s first Cat.18 LTE modem to support up to six carrier aggregation (CA) for 1.2Gbit per second downlink and 200Mbit per second uplink. To maximise the transfer rate, the modem supports a 4×4 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) and 256-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) scheme, and uses enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology.

Multimedia experiences on mobile devices with Exynos 9810 be faster, and also more immersive, thanks to a dedicated image processing and upgraded multi-format codec (MFC). With faster and more energy-efficient image and visual processing, users will see advanced stabilisation for images and video of up to UHD resolution, real-time out-of-focus photography in high resolution and brighter pictures in low light with reduced noise and motion blur, says Samsung. The upgraded MFC supports video recording and playback at up to UHD resolution at 120 frames per second. With 10-bit HEVC (high efficiency video coding) and VP9 support, the MFC can render 1,024 different tones for each primary colour (red, green and blue). This translates to a vast 1.07 billion possible colours, or 64 times the previous eight-bit colour format’s 16.7 million. 

The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is currently in mass production. 


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