Jeff Bier
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Re: March 18 - Day ONE: What Can You Do With Embedded Vision?
Jeff Bier   3/18/2013 12:29:01 PM
@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

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