Signal processing IP licensor Ceva Inc. has announced that iCatch Technology Inc., a system solution provider for digital video and image system-on-chips (SoCs) has licensed its imaging and vision digital signal processor (DSP) for next-generation system-on-chips. Targeting the automotive, drone and surveillance camera markets, iCatch aims to leverage the computer vision and image enhancement capabilities of the devices to enhance the feature set offered in its smart camera SOCs. "iCatch is committed to developing highly innovative SoCs that excel in performance and cost-efficiency with ultralow power consumption," said Tek Wei, executive vice president of iCatch Technology. "The Ceva imaging and vision DSP enables us to add leading-edge computer vision-based functions to our SoCs, allowing our customers to create differentiated and sophisticated smart camera products.” Imaging and vision DSPs address the extreme processing requirements of the most sophisticated computational photography and computer vision applications such as video analytics, augmented reality and advanced driver assistance systems. Ceva partners with semiconductor companies and OEMs to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of Things. iCatch develops, manufactures and sells SoCs for various products including digital still, sports, automotive and flying cameras.