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ISAAC test chip
General Info
Model NumberMovidius
MarketEmbedded, Mobile
Introduction2007 (announced)
Process65 nm

ISAAC was an initial test microprocessor designed by Movidius (then Movidia) for accelerating game-physics. Manufactured on TSMC's 65 nm process, that chip taped out in late 2007 with silicon back in early 2008. After various discussions with phone manufacturers it was determined that a discrete game physics chip for mobile phones was too expensive, however the acceleration of vision processing was needed. The ISAAC was eventually reworked as the SABRE which included acceleration for vision processing which eventually became the Myriad 1 family.


designerMovidius +
first announced2007 +
full page namemovidius/isaac +
instance ofmicroprocessor +
ldate2007 +
main imageFile:movidius isaac.jpg +
main image captionISAAC test chip +
manufacturerTSMC +
market segmentEmbedded + and Mobile +
model numberMovidius +
nameISAAC +
process65 nm (0.065 μm, 6.5e-5 mm) +
technologyCMOS +