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Re: March 18 - Day ONE: What Can You Do With Embedded Vision?
Jeff Bier   3/18/2013 3:05:20 PM
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@wahaufler: Is it feasible/possible/easy/common to use iphone/android smartphones and tablets to prototype such embedded systems?  Where the CPU power is not enough, interfacing with a separate external FPGA or somesuch device for the vision computations?  Or is the data bandwidth too much for USB or Bluetooth?
It is indeed increasingly feasible to use smartphones and tablets as embedded vision platforms.  However, I am doubtful that it will be feasiable to add processing power beyond what is built in.  The good news is that the application processors in these devices have lots of processors beyond the CPU.  E.g., they all have GPUs, and GPUs can often be used as programmable coprocessors for vision.



 



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