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A variety of visible light- and infrared-based technologies are currently available for determining objects' locations in 3D space, as well as ascertaining their surface shapes and movements. However, these approaches sometimes come with privacy concerns; they also are unable to see inside
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Posted in Case Studies
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The world of high tech abounds with cautionary tales of decisions based on inadequate information. With 20/20 hindsight, it's easy to see where wrong decisions were made, but when you're in the thick of it, you often fail to see the forest for the trees. Careful technology decision-makers
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Posted in Low-Power, Opinion, Video
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Based on the pace of investment and acquisitions, and the level of buzz (some would say "hype") surrounding augmented reality and virtual reality, it is obvious that these technologies are hot. With good reason, I think. Augmented and virtual reality have long held enormous
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We're hearing more and more about the effectiveness of deep learning for a growing range of applications. With the surge in the volume of data available for training, and reduction in the cost of computing, technologists have turned to deep neural networks for solutions to compute-intensive
Last year, when CEVA introduced the initial iteration of its CDNN (CEVA Deep Neural Network) toolset, company officials expressed an aspiration for CDNN to eventually support multiple popular deep learning frameworks. At the time, however, CDNN launched with support only for the well-known Caffe
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The general trend of recent times is toward developing DSPs that are specialized for particular "killer" applications , such as wireless or embedded vision. Many other applications also need DSPs, however, and Cadence's Tensilica Fusion DSP core family, which complements the
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Posted in Opinion
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If you’ve read recent editions of this column, you know that I believe that embedded vision – enabling devices to understand the world visually – will be a game-changer for many industries.  For humans, vision enables many diverse capabilities: reading your spouse’s
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In early 2015 , Synopsys' DesignWare EV5x processor core family achieved notable attention for its unique co-processor engine focused on CNNs (convolutional neural networks) for object recognition and other vision functions. The company's new EV6x processor core family includes an
Modern SoCs increasingly contain a variety of processing resources: one or more CPU cores and a GPU, often with a DSP, programmable logic, or one or multiple special-purpose co-processors for tasks such as computer vision. Properly harnessed, such heterogeneous processors often deliver impressive
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The Internet of Things is an interesting phenomenon.  Most people involved in technology seem to believe that the IoT is growing fast, and that it represents a big opportunity.  But most people also find it difficult to say exactly what the Internet of Things actually is , and how,