Yesterday, Jeff pointed me to an application Eric has worked in, a dice counter using a dual-core processor from Analog Devices, I'd like to ask, was the two cores feature of the processor a key to the project? Also, if possible, did you use OpenCV for that application?
Early next year we are hopnig to publish a white paper describing the process of developing this demo. It will appear on the Embedded Vision Alliance web site. For today I'll just point out that the ADI chip actually has three cores: two Blackfin CPU/DSP cores and one "PVP" coprocessor for vision tasks.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.