While image processing smart enough for cars to drive themselves is still a dream, practical applications of video image processing now enable lane-change safety alert warning systems for automobiles. See Embedded camera-based system counters lane departures for more details. Do you think this technology will ultimately lead to cars driving themselves? Post your thoughts in our Forum.
This week Video/Imaging DesignLine also focuses on image processing using DSP, with several new articles of interest. First, in our featured how-to, DSP book author Shehrzad Qureshi explains how to create gamma correction using TI's C6416 DSP (this can be particularly useful for improving display performance -- see Gamma correction of RGB images using TI DSPs.)
Then, to help speed up MPEG video encoding with TI's C64x/DM64x, DSP, TI applications engineer Cheng Peng offers a valuable tip (see Revving up video encoding on C64x/DM64x DSPs). Finally, for anyone designing touch-screen applications, we offer Kenneth G. Maaxwell's article, Writing drivers for touch-screens.
Video processors dominate this week's top new products -- including a $20 chip enabling inexpensive IPTV set top boxes, and an image processor for 14-bit scientific and precision applications.
And who would have guessed the key to thinner display screens is in the glue -- environmentally friendly glue? See Low-temperature adhesives enable ultraflat display panels for a report on solder's end.
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