Syntiant wants to bring low-power edge devices to the next level with its new NDP120 Neural Decision Processor. Revealed in January, the NDP120 uses neural processing to enable battery-powered devices to run multiple applications without having a major impact on battery. The NDP120 is the first chip to use the startup’s Syntiant Core 2 tensor processor platform, which supports more than 7 million parameters and “can process multiple concurrent heterogenous networks,” according to the startup. In addition to the Syntiant Core 2 neural processor, the NDP120 includes an Arm Cortex M0 microcontroller, onboard firmware decryption and authentication and support for up to seven audio streams, among other things. Targeted use cases include mobile phones, earbuds, wearables, smart speakers, laptops, smart home applications and security devices.