Xilinx autonomous vehicle
Guest blog from Giles Peckham Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic at the moment. However, the term can describe a wide range of potential autonomous capabilities. Therefore, the Society of Automotive Engineers has defined five levels of automated driving: Level 0 – The driver has control, with the vehicle issuing warnings. Level 1 – The vehicle and the driver have shared control, for instance adaptive cruise control. Level 2 – The vehicle has full control but the driver must still monitor the vehicle and take control if necessary. Level 3Read More
ON Semiconductor IoT Development Kit
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite a while now and for many people it is nothing special anymore, whereas others have only a sketchy picture as to what it is and its complexity. Terms like Smart Home, Autonomous Driving or Industry 4.0, most have heard of already. Though, the fact remains that we are still in the middle of this technology evolution, and this becomes more obvious when one looks at the numbers being mentioned. It is said that around 50 billion devices will beRead More
STSPIN by STMicroelectronics
It’s often not easy for designers of Industry 4.0 and other high-end consumer electronic systems to identify the right components for their applications. They need something that delivers the flexibility and power of a microcontroller-based motor drive with the convenience, simplicity and space-efficiency of a single chip. Furthermore, they have to be cost-efficient at the same time. With the STSPIN32F0, STMicroelectronics provides a motor control system in package that offers exactly what engineers are looking for. As a pioneer in the field of motor and motion control ST is ableRead More
OPC UA Publisher Subscriber
First products are using the latest OPC specification called OPC Unified Architecture (UA) v1.04. This interoperability standard enables new opportunities to increase the efficiency of and further automate production lines and systems. Reason enough to take a deep dive on the specification, its features and application scenarios. From OPC Classic over OPC UA… The first specification from the OPC Foundation released in 1996 and referred to as “OPC Classic” enabled secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and other industries. The group of client/server standards enabledRead More
To correctly perceive and safely interact with their environment, many embedded-vision systems such as vision-guided robots, autonomous cars and drones, rely either upon multiple image sensors of the same type or image sensors combined with a different sensing technology. These additional sensors enable extraction of information which cannot be obtained if just a single image sensor is used, for example determining the distance to an object. Combining and processing the data provided by multiple sensors is known as sensor fusion. When sensors of the same type are used, for exampleRead More
Sensing IoT Technology
Edge based embedded vision systems often use machine learning techniques to embed intelligence within the solution. These solutions need to be not only capable of high performance but also power efficient, flexible and deterministic due to their use cases. To address these challenges, embedded vision developers utilise the Xilinx® All Programmable Zynq® SoC or Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC devices and develop applications using the reVISION™ acceleration stack and SDSoC™ system optimising compiler. These devices provide programmable logic coupled with high performance ARM® A53 or A9 processors, forming a tightly-integrated heterogeneous processingRead More
Designers of embedded applications are pretty much spoilt for choice nowadays. They have many opportunities to choose from. With the ARM® mbed™ IoT Device Platform developers are able to easily build IoT devices and applications. With microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics – partner of ARM mbed – they will additionally benefit from extensive expertise in MCU architecture, technology and multi-source manufacturing. Developers of embedded applications and devices can release their creativity with the STM32 family. The 32-bit Flash microcontrollers are based on the ARM Cortex®-M processor and combine high performance, real-time capabilities,Read More
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Embedded system developers are increasingly challenged to present solutions which offer superior performance, connectivity and security, while still providing the most power efficient solution. To address these challenges developers are leveraging the capabilities provided by Xilinx® All Programmable devices. These devices are available as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) which are programmable logic based or heterogeneous System on Chips (SoC) which combine high performance ARM® cores with programmable logic. Programmable logic has come a long way since the invention of the first FPGA in 1984 by Xilinx. The first device,Read More