Processors

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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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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
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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The decreasing cost-per-transistor delivered by modern semiconductor processes means that a number of previously rare embedded processor options are now increasingly common. This trend includes floating-point coprocessors, which are especially useful when migrating code originally developed on a PC
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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
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My colleagues and I at BDTI frequently evaluate processors – sometimes on behalf of processor suppliers, and sometimes on behalf of processors users. Comparing processors can be complicated, given their many attributes, including some (like energy efficiency) that are difficult to compare
As applications become more complex, and processors become more powerful, system developers increasingly rely on off-the-shelf software components to enable rapid and efficient application development. This is particularly true in digital signal processing, where application developers expect to