Avnet Electronics in conjunction with Analog Devices and Micron Technology, Inc., announced the release of an updated development kit that simplifies the design of video surveillance applications. The second generation Digital Video Surveillance Kit is available exclusively from Avnet and features Ethernet networking capabilities and streaming video.
The second generation of the Digital Video Surveillance Kit provides a simplified prototype development platform for intelligent video surveillance applications -- combining the unique video handling capabilities of the Blackfin' processor from Analog Devices and state-of-the-art complementary metal"oxide"semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors from Micron Technology. In addition to helping developers combine control and signal processing with CMOS image sensors to analyze digital video for motion detection, threat analysis, and alerting capability, the kit also includes 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for IP camera applications.
One year ago Avnet, Analog Devices and Micron Technology released the first generation Digital Video Surveillance Kit. "Since then, we have had great success with sales of the kit on a worldwide basis and used it to train several hundred customers during our Analog Devices Embedded Processing SpeedWay Design Workshops," said Rafael Cruz, vice president of design services for Avnet Electronics Marketing. "The incorporation of Ethernet and streaming capabilities into the updated kit further enhances the designer's ability to rapidly prototype digital video applications in a cost effective and efficient way."
"Networking and streaming video capabilities are two critical requirements for next generation video surveillance applications," said Stephen Daly, channel marketing director for DSP and embedded products at Analog Devices. "Leveraging the advanced feature set of the Blackfin -- a powerful, customizable, low-cost processor -- we are able to provide customers a simplified prototype development platform."
"These development kits support the full line of Micron surveillance image sensor offerings, ranging from Video Graphics Array (VGA) to 5 Megapixel," said Qiang Li, Micron Imaging senior platform marketing manager. "The superior image performance of Micron's image sensor solutions is well suited for video surveillance applications, as is our targeted feature seta high dynamic range sensor with range in excess of 100 dB is available with the Avnet kit."
Each kit includes a Central Processing Unit (CPU) baseboard, one Micron image sensor headboard and an evaluation copy of VisualDSP++ software development tools for $670. For more information, visit: