Xilinx, a platinum sponsor for the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit, will present challenges and opportunities in embedded vision systems, supporting the company’s initiative to enable Smarter Vision systems.
In addition, Xilinx Alliance Program members will also demonstrate how All Programmable devices are enabling smarter embedded systems at DESIGN West 2013. Xilinx All Programmable Smarter Vision solutions combine the Zynq-7000 All Programmable system-on-a-chip (SoC), Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) and IP Integrator (IPI) software tools, OpenCV libraries, SmartCORE IP, and ecosystem solutions to accelerate the development of Smarter Vision applications.
Xilinx at the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit – San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Room 230A, 230B, 230C
Challenges and Opportunities in Accelerating OpenCV
Xilinx engineering director, video technology, José Alvarez, will explore the challenges and opportunities in creating embedded vision applications that require real-time performance which is achieved through a combination of software and hardware-based libraries.
Vision-Based Automotive Driver Assistance Systems: Challenges and Approaches
Xilinx senior system architect, automotive solutions, Paul Zoratti, will describe the objectives and results of a project to realize a multi-camera, multi-feature driver assistance system processor on an all programmable SoC architecture.
Vivado Design Suite
Showcasing a tightly integrated development tool flow using the OpenCV library, Vivado HLS, and IPI showing how to rapidly convert C-level algorithms into RTL to validate in hardware, better manage complex designs with hierarchical video system design capture, and accelerate development by integrating open standards libraries like OpenCV.
Advanced Driver Assistance System
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC running a 360-degree surround vision and rear view camera system showcasing applications such as lane departure warning and pedestrian detection.
All Programmable Solutions Displayed Throughout DESIGN West 2013
As part of the ARM Connected Community, Xilinx is leveraging the strength of the ARM ecosystem to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use – visit the ARM booth (#1708) and participate in the ARM passport program.
Additionally, 11 Xilinx Alliance Program members will showcase Xilinx technologies in their booths:
National Instruments – Booth #1716
Seven demonstrations and two papers highlighting Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs.
3D Plus – Booth #1439
- Cyth: Using NI Single Board RIO to develop a bioreactor and a tomotheropy controller based on Cyth Systems Circaflex.
- Test: Using NI FlexRIO to automate production test of semiconductor components.
- Guitar Effects: Using LabVIEW and NI Single Board RIO to produce FPGA generated guitar effects.
- Test Drive: Using NI CompactRIO and Single Board RIO to implement and tune a PID controller.
- Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC: LabVIEW running on a Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
- Gears: Using NI CompactRIO and NI SoftMotion to coordinate 6 different motion axis using both NI and non-NI hardware.
- Image processing: Compares CPU vs NI FlexRIO FPGA-based vision processing
- In addition, two papers are being presented by National Instruments that highlight Xilinx All Programmable technologies: “Fully Reconfigurable Motion Control for Embedded Machine Design” on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:15am in Salon 1 and “We See You! The Rise Of Embedded Vision” on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30pm in Salon 4.
Express Logic Inc. – Booth #1328
- Demonstration of 64 Mb PROM configuration memory and DDR2 memory specifically developed to support space-grade Virtex-5QV FPGAs.
Fidus Systems Inc. – Booth #1624
- Demonstration of Iperf network performance on a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC board.
Green Hills Software – Booth #1320
- Demonstration of an 802.11n WiFi stack running on a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and 8-channel JESD204B ADC FMC daughter card for Virtex-7 FPGAs.
Lauterbach – Booth #2006
- Demonstration of Green Hills Software’s Safety certified tool suite on a Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 board. The demonstration will run an application on the INTEGRITY RTOS and includes the TimeMachine debugger that takes advantage of live CPU on-chip generated trace data.
Micrium – Booth #2220
- Demonstration of the Lauterbach TRACE32-PowerTrace-II ICD debugger with ETM trace on a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC board.
Mentor Graphics – Booth #1908
- uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III support for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
PLDA – Booth #727
- Nucleus RTOS support for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
- Demonstration of a 2D graphics animation running on a Zynq-7045 All Programmable SoC-based System-on-Module connected to a LCD enabled carrier card, and featuring a combination of the ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processor software and FPGA fabric design IP working simultaneously.
- Demonstration of PCI Express Gen3 running on a Xilinx KC705 board with real-time bidirectional traffic and throughput measurement.
SEGGER Microcontroller – Booth #1329
Wind River Systems – Booth #926
- embOS RTOS support for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
About Xilinx Smarter Vision Solutions
- VxWorks, Linux, and Workbench support for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Xilinx Smarter Vision solutions include a broad portfolio of building blocks for smarter systems, called SmartCORE IP. The SmartCORE IP portfolio, developed by both by Xilinx and its ecosystem, includes both hardware IP targeting All Programmable logic and software IP developed for high performance ARM processors. SmartCORE IP can be rapidly integrated via the Vivado IPI (IP Integrator). Additionally, new IP can be generated from: C, C++ or SystemC with Vivado HLS (high-level synthesis), and now includes industry standard OpenCV libraries, which are supported by popular operating systems and software development environments. A wide range of design kits further accelerate design productivity for smarter systems design.
Xilinx Smarter Vision solutions leverage Xilinx FPGAs, 3D ICs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs. Xilinx All Programmable SoCs are considered the ideal platform for designers to rapidly deliver highly integrated solutions with real-time pixel processing in programmable logic with ARM processor-based analytics for ever smarter video broadcast, machine vision and immersive displays. To learn more about Xilinx Smarter Vision solutions visit www.xilinx.com/smartervision
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