Synaptics Announces Katana™ Trial Availability

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synaptics® Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA) today announced that the Evaluation Kit (EVK) for its Katana ultra-low-power Edge AI SoC platform is now available in Edge Impulse’s Web Studio environment. Machine learning (ML) models developed in Studio using Katana EVK will be automatically optimized for the Katana SoC platform, enabling rapid deployment of effective inference capability for voice, vision, sound and other sensor inputs on the low-power state-of-the-art AI Internet. objects (IoT). The EVK enables industrial and consumer applications such as people detection and counting, object and shape recognition, keyword detection, sound event detection, fall detection, tracking assets or inventory, digital meter reading and environmental sensing.

“Applications for AI at the edge are growing exponentially, but scaling AI development is challenging due to the uniqueness of design requirements and datasets involved,” Venkat said. Kodavati, SVP and Chief Product Officer at Synaptics. “It’s critical that embedded developers have the right hardware and development platforms to bring their designs to market faster and more efficiently in this increasingly competitive space. »

Edge Impulse Studio simplifies the development of custom algorithms, allowing developers to create datasets and efficiently pre- and post-process data. Hosting Katana EVK on Edge Impulse Studio enables the training and optimization of ML models specifically for the Katana platform, using the developers’ own application datasets. This allows developers to quickly create custom ML models that take full advantage of the Katana Edge AI SoC platform, especially its low power characteristics.

“This is an exciting announcement as it brings together Synaptics’ strengths in low-power embedded SoC implementations and Edge Impulse’s efficient methodologies for developing custom ML models,” said Zach Shelby, CEO of ‘Edge Impulse. “Developers will greatly benefit from a robust and streamlined environment to quickly design, train, test, and deploy the next generation of Edge AI innovations on the advanced Katana platform.”

The Katana SoC platform features a multi-core architecture optimized for ultra-low power, low latency voice, sound and vision applications. Its built-in advanced neural network engine supports simultaneous inference for computer vision and sound event detection (SED) with the ability to process both AI models in parallel. The Katana EVK integrates Synaptics’ market-leading Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions with camera, microphone, accelerometer, and ambient temperature sensors to provide a comprehensive module that further simplifies system design and implementation.

The Katana KA evaluation kit is available now; contact your local Synaptics representative. Edge Impulse Studio can be accessed at

About Edge Impuls:
Edge Impulse is the leading machine learning platform, empowering all businesses to create smarter edge products. Their technology enables developers to bring more ML products to market faster and helps enterprise teams rapidly develop industry-specific solutions in weeks instead of years. The Edge Impulse platform offers powerful automation and low-code capabilities to make it easy to build valuable datasets and develop advanced ML with streaming data. Used by more than 45,000 developers and 4,000 companies on 100,000 ML projects worldwide, Edge Impulse provides a seamless onboarding experience to confidently validate and deploy on the largest hardware ecosystem. To learn more, visit

About Synaptics Incorporated:
Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is changing the way humans interact with connected devices and data, creating exceptional experiences at home, at work, in the car and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent systems vendors who integrate multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and enjoyable. These customers combine Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display, and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, visual, audio, voice, and security processing. Follow Synaptics on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, or visit

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