Programmable Vision Accelerator (PVA)

NVIDIA DRIVE® OS provides support for the Programmable Vision Accelerator (PVA) engine. The PVA engine is an advanced VLIW SIMD digital signal processor, which is optimized to implement image processing and computer vision algorithms. PVA provides excellent performance with extremely low power consumption. PVA can be used asynchronously and concurrently with the CPU, GPU, and other accelerators on the DRIVE platform as part of a heterogeneous compute pipeline.

If you are planning to build PVA applications or to use PVA applications built in to DriveWorks, update the PVA allowlist located at the following IFS path:


NVIDIA Driveworks is the primary API for the PVA engine. Refer to Driveworks API documentation for supported algorithms and usage.

With additional software, it is also possible to program the PVA directly with custom algorithms. Contact NVIDIA for more information.