Visual inputs are the richest source of sensor information. Since more than 50 years, scientists try to understand imaging and developed algorithms allowing computers to see with Computer Vision applications. The first real commercial applications, referred as Machine Vision, analysed fast moving objects to inspect and detect errors in products.
Due to improving processing power, lower power consumption, better image sensors and better computer algorithms, vision elevates to a much higher level. Combining embedded systems with computer vision results in Embedded Vision Systems. Over the next few years, there will be a rapid proliferation of Embedded Vision technology and more and more products will emerge with visual inputs for consumer, automotive, industrial, healthcare and home automation applications.
Embedded vision includes:
NXP & Avnet
Kinetis camera development kit
Cost optimized video solution with NXP Kinetis K82F Cortex M4 and TD7740 camera module. Low resolution video streaming in QQVGA or still image capturing, with standard USB interface.
STMicroelectronics & Avnet
STM32F7 camera development kit
Cost optimized video solution with STM32 Cortex M7, touch screen display and TD7740 camera module. Ideal for IoT, home automation and industrial applications.
Xilinx & Avnet
PicoZed Embedded Vision kit
Machine Vision and Video development kit including the PicoZed 7030 SOM, PicoZed FMC Carrier V2, HDMI input/output FMC module and a PYTHON-1300 camera module.