System-on-chip

The heart and the brain of every Axis product is its system-on-chip (SoC). Most of our products feature our own ARTPEC SoC developed in-house to perfectly match the requirements of professional video surveillance. However, to ensure a wide range of highly competitive products, we also use selected SoCs from trusted external suppliers.
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Deep insight with ARTPEC-8

Like all its predecessors, ARTPEC-8 SoC is designed in-house by Axis specifically for network video. It powers formidable analytics applications based on deep learning on the edge such as AXIS Object Analytics. ARTPEC-8 also opens the door to other analytics based on deep learning on the edge – including tailor-made applications from our partners. In addition, ARTPEC-8 enables an array of remarkable capabilities and features first seen with the implementation of ARTPEC-7. These include superior imaging, enhanced cybersecurity, powerful compression, and impressive analytics on the edge. The first cameras with ARTPEC-8 will be launched soon.

Why we develop our own SoC in-house

Axis is one of just a few device manufacturers developing proprietary SoCs in-house. Our SoCs are a vital component of our best-in-class camera and encoder platforms because they provide the basis for essential capabilities like image quality, analytics features, and coding performance. Our SoCs are made for professional video surveillance. That lets us drive innovation in the best direction for our market. In addition, we retain complete control of the SoC production process, which is very good from a trust and cybersecurity perspective.

The benefits of third-party SoCs

We use ARTPEC SoCs in most of the products in our portfolio. But because a single SoC can’t be optimized for every possible capability, we also use selected SoCs from a few carefully chosen external suppliers. This gives us the flexibility to provide a more comprehensive range of competitive products with a wide variety of features.  And every Axis product, regardless of SoC, is based on the Axis operating system. 

AXIS Q6135-LE, mounted on a pole in a park, night time

ARTPEC-7

We built ARTPEC-7 to facilitate an array of then-new capabilities and features in Axis network cameras. Notably, it became the basis for improvements to all the signature Axis technologies for difficult light conditions including Axis Lightfinder 2.0 and Axis Forensic WDR. ARTPEC-7 also enables “built-in” cybersecurity features in Axis cameras including signed firmware and secure boot. ARTPEC-7 features a real-time object detection engine that makes it possible for Axis and Axis partners to develop powerful analytics to automatically detect and differentiate between people, vehicles, and objects. The capabilities and features continue to be supported by the latest ARTPEC SoC. 

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