HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comment
Jeff Bier
User Rank
Blogger
Re: March 18 - Day ONE: What Can You Do With Embedded Vision?
Jeff Bier   3/18/2013 12:29:01 PM
NO RATINGS
@moulay: I am working in machine vision, mainly developing PC based systems. In our team we have already worked with some embedded systems like smart cameras (CPU and DSP based). We currently use GPGPU for high performance processing and I am wondering if there are GPU embedded technologies available in the market? (The only one I came across was from GE Intelligent Platforms that targets the defense sector)
Great question.  Yes, there are more and more embedded processors that incorporate general-purpose GPU capabilities (graphics processing units that can be programmed to perform other parallel processing tasks).  For example, Freescale's i.MX6 series of ARM-based processors include a GPU that supports OpenCL programming.  And AMD's "APU" processors combine an x86 CPU plus GPU with OpenCL support.  Here's an AMD white paper describing a smart camera based on these processors: http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMDXIMEACaseStudy.pdf



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak projects. Robotic hands, manipulated Kindles, and smart recycling cans round out the latest crop.
A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
Researchers have developed a hybrid energy harvester for generating electricity from multiple spectrums of solar energy.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service