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
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
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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
Micron autonomous driving
Guest blog from Axel Schiller ‘Possessing the potential to uproot personal mobility as we know it, to make it safer and even more ubiquitous than conventional automobiles and perhaps even more efficient, self-driving cars have become the archetype of our future transportation.’ (Accelerating the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety, FAVP Sept. 2016). The next technology step that will enable this is the creation of an integrated system network to connect vehicle systems together via the IoT to communicate and interact in real time with their surroundings. The following applications compriseRead More
Lighting Academy Cover
Maybe it was just a coincidence that summer solstice occurred concurrently with the EBV Lighting Academy 2017. The conference was the place to be for experts and enthusiasts of lighting technology, who wanted to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry. The EBV Lightspeed segment invited top-level speakers from renowned research institutes and established companies to share their expertise with the conference participants from June 20th to 21st in Berlin. But during the event it was only partially about natural light as the Sun produces every day,Read More
In the first part of this blog (read here) we already figured out ways to optimize costs when switching from an FPGA to an ASIC-based design is an option. However, we also had to admit that there are still a large number of companies that will not hit a level of production volume that makes this decision easy. Now, we’ll introduce you to a game-changing Toshiba innovation that could make this decision a no-brainer! Simplify ASIC Development Starting Your Project With Innovative Technologies Due to the circumstance that transforming anRead More
Transforming an FPGA into an ASIC is associated with high development cost and time. In many cases the lower unit price of ASIC-based designs still does not justify the higher development efforts. Therefore, designing an application specific chip is usually only rewarding for high volume production. However, there are strategies to minimize the NRE (non-recurring expenses) for ASICs as well as innovative technologies like Toshiba’s FFSA™ that dramatically increase the benefits of ASICs even in low to medium volume production. ASIC Development Costs Can Be Influenced From Scratch Consider thisRead More