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Just prior to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Imagination Technologies unveiled its first computer vision processor offering with the announcement of the Raptor core architecture , the first product iteration of which was released at the February 2014 Mobile World Congress . Now, the
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Automobile-based processing intelligence, both in the form of fully autonomous vehicles and more modest ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), garnered exclusive billing in NVIDIA's keynote and booth at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The
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Today, billions of hours of video are collected each year, but most of it is never used, because we don't have a practical way to extract actionable information from it. A new generation of computer vision solutions, powered by deep neural networks, will soon change this, unleashing the
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As embedded processors and applications become increasingly complex, good benchmarks are more important than ever. System designers need good benchmarks to judge whether a processor will meet the needs of their applications, and to make accurate comparisons among processors. Processor developers
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In 2013 , Tensilica (subsequently acquired by Cadence) released its second-generation image processing IP core, the IVP, which also supported modest computer vision capabilities ( Figure 1 ). One year later came the IVP-EP, which supported increased data precision flexibility, boosting overall
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Hear the words "high volume DSP market" and you might automatically think of "mobile phones". And you'd be right; recent estimates peg quarterly worldwide mobile phone shipments approaching half a trillion units, with smartphones (which often contain multiple DSP
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Since reading Malcolm Gladwell's Blink a decade ago, I've been intrigued by how the mind works – particularly how judgements and decisions are made. I've been inspired to take an armchair tour of research on this topic, and have encountered fascinating insights from the likes of
Algorithms are the essence of digital signal processing; they are the mathematical "recipes" that transform signals in useful ways. Companies developing new algorithms, or considering purchasing or licensing algorithms, often need to assess whether an algorithm will fit within their
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In September , Freescale announced its acquisition of computer vision processor IP supplier CogniVue. BDTI discussed the news with Matt Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Freescale's Automotive MCU division, which instigated the transaction. The two companies had closely
A growing number of products are incorporating computer vision capabilities. This, in turn, has led to rapid growth in the number of processors being offered for vision applications.  Selecting the best processor (whether a chip for use in a system design, or an IP core for use in an SoC) is