Jeff Bier
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Re: March 18 - Day ONE: What Can You Do With Embedded Vision?
Jeff Bier   3/18/2013 2:50:38 PM
@jbswindle: Cost/capability contiues to amaze me.  A cheap NTSC color camera with little better than QVGA resolution sold in 1970 (Sony DXC-5000) for 30,000 inflation adjusted dollars.  In a recent teardown report I noticed the HD color camera included with a particular cell phone was estimated at $5.  Then there's processing cost: a cheap 16 bit minicomputer with no secondary storage and perhaps 8K of magnetic core RAM in 1970 cost about 21,000 inflation adjusted dollars.
We've come a long way, baby.
Exactly!  When you can get a capable camera for $5 and a suitable processor for $10 (which you can do today, in high volume), you can start thinking about putting embedded vision into even very cost-sensitive products, like toys.


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