@ADiewi: As OpenCV uses C code internally and also has a C interface, has anyone heard of or ever tryed out C-to-HDL converters? (I know there would still a lot of work to do with the generated HDL code ;) )
There will be a presentation on this topic at the Embedded Vision Summit on April 25th in San Jose. If you can't make the event in person, the presentations will be available in video form after the event. See www-dot-embedded-vision-dot-com/embedded-vision-summit
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