Alaskaman66- You are right on target with your comment about Video. This is a big target market for the FPGA guys. Much like communications and networking are as well. When you get covergent requirements for video and networking/comm these devices can really shine...
These products appear well suited for a security application where HD video is encoded as MPEG-4 at a frame rate of at least 60/sec, Such a system would need external cuing, including video motion analysis. The only part still required is a camera system with logic controlled zoom capability, hopefully implemented without the complexities of a typical zoom lens. Multiple synced cameras could also provide an input for post 3-D scene processing.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? Thats where the smart machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine whats possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.