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BrainChip and Frontgrade Gaisler will expand space microprocessors with AI capabilities

LAGUNA HILLS, California & GÖTEBORG, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN, OTCQX: BRCHF, ADR: BCHPY), the world’s first commercial manufacturer of ultra-low power, fully digital, event-based, neuromorphic AI IP, and Frontgrade Gaisler, a leading provider of space-grade system-on-chip solutions, announce their cooperation to investigate the integration of BrainChip’s AkidaT.M neuromorphic processor in Frontgrade Gaisler’s next generation of fault-tolerant, radiation-hardened microprocessors. This collaboration represents an important milestone as it aims to introduce the first space technology SoC worldwide with built-in true artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.


These next-generation microprocessors would include BrainChip’s AI processing capabilities, enabling a significant step forward in the computing resources available to space-based systems. In particular, the inclusion of Akida’s neuromorphic processor aims to deliver compelling energy efficiency and inference performance, while maintaining compatibility with existing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs).

“Adding AI capabilities to our next generation of microprocessors would set a new standard for modern aerospace computing,” said Sandi Habinc, General Manager at Frontgrade Gaisler. “The success of this joint effort could enable organizations to leverage AI technology to improve mission efficiency, ultimately pushing the boundaries of what is possible in space.”

Space programs are increasingly turning to neuromorphic AI technology to overcome the latency and power consumption demands that hinder those within the sector. The goal of integrating AI and neuromorphic computing into space technology is to strengthen deployments that require greater autonomy and adaptability by providing the ability to learn and adapt on devices in environments with constantly changing variables.

“Ensuring the availability“The accessibility and reliability of technology and devices used as part of spacecraft platforms and payloads is of paramount importance to the Agency and its state-of-the-art space missions,” said Ali Zadeh, chief of Data Systems & Microelectronics at NASA. European Space Agency. “Integrating neuromorphic capabilities into a space-grade SoC represents an exciting technological avenue for the next generation of space applications. A collaboration between Frontgrade Gaisler and BrainChip to use such advanced technologies for space travel is therefore very encouraging.”

“When we say we’re committed to growing AI everywhere, we mean it,” said Sean Hehir, CEO of BrainChip. “From everywhere on Earth, to the edge of space, we are committed to helping develop devices that can deliver the low cost, efficiency and on-sensor intelligence needed in the most extreme environments. Those participating in this final leg of the Space Race will find a tremendous advantage in leveraging neuromorphic technology to overcome the challenges that would otherwise keep their missions grounded, or at least limited.”

About BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN, OTCQX: BRCHF, ADR: BCHPY) BrainChip is the global leader in Edge AI-on-chip processing and learning. Akida, the company’s first fully digital, event-based AI processor to hit the marketT.M, uses neuromorphic principles to mimic the human brain, analyzes only essential sensor inputs at the point of acquisition, and processes data with unparalleled efficiency, precision, and energy economy. Akida uniquely enables Edge learning locally on the chip, independent of the cloud, dramatically reducing latency while improving privacy and data security. Akida Neural processor IP, which can be integrated into SoCs on any process technology, has delivered significant benefits to today’s workloads and networks, providing a platform for developers to create, tune and run their models using standard AI workflows such as Tensorflow/Keras. By making effective edge computing universally applicable in real-world applications such as connected cars, consumer electronics and industrial applications IoTBrainChip proves that AI on the chip, close to the sensor, is the future, both for its customers’ products and for the planet. Discover the benefits of Essential AI at www.brainchip.com.

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About Frontgrade Gaisler

Frontgrade Gaisler, a Frontgrade Technologies company, is a leading global supplier of radiation-hardened microprocessors and IP cores for critical applications, particularly in the aerospace industry. The company’s highly integrated SoC processors are known for their reliability, fault tolerance and radiation tolerance, making them ideal for any space mission or other high-reliability application. Read more about space computers at www.gaisler.com.

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