August 28, 2013

Nokia's Lumia 1020: A Smartphone With Image Quality A-Plenty

As a recently published article authored by the Alliance notes, modern smartphones provide abundant imaging-related hardware resources and corresponding operating system and application capabilities that, while they might have been originally intended for still and video photography and videoconferencing purposes, are equally applicable to a variety of embedded vision applications.
August 23, 2013

Google Glass: A Teardown Analysis

Earlier this month, I passed along word of the teardown of the Leap Motion gesture interface peripheral, one of the better-known recent embedded vision examples by virtue of its consumer electronics focus and consequent extensive potential-customer interest and press coverage.
August 20, 2013

OpenCV Acceleration on Zynq: An Upcoming Xilinx Webinar Will Make You Think

As past presentations and documentation have hopefully already made clear, Xilinx views its Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs (combining "soft" FPGA fabric and dual ARM Cortex-A9 "hard" cores) as ideal processing platforms for implementing embedded vision designs.
August 7, 2013

Embedded Vision at NIWeek: Jeff Bier's Presentation is a Thorough Critique

As those of you who've been monitoring the upcoming events page on the Alliance website (or who saw a previous news post) already know, Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier spoke at Alliance member company National Instruments' NIWeek Conference earlier today.
August 6, 2013

Leap Motion: Abundant Potential, But A So-Far Inconsistent Implementation

Back in late June, I shared with you the first teardown I'd come across of Leap Motion's $80 gesture interface controller.
July 26, 2013

OpenCV and CUDA: A Free Webinar from a Partner of NVIDIA

Next Tuesday, July 30, at 10AM Pacific Time (1PM Eastern Time), Anatoly Baksheev, OpenCV GPU Module Team Leader at Itseez, will present a free webinar on "Getting Started with GPU-accelerated Computer Vision using OpenCV and CUDA." From the event page:
July 9, 2013

Nokia' PureView Image Sensor: Is a Windows Phone Presence Getting Closer?

Back in March of last year, I discussed Nokia's just-introduced PureView 808 cameraphone, containing a revolutionary 41 Mpixel image sensor. The sensor's extraordinarily high pixel count was used by the handset in part to implement a high-quality digital zoom function; multiple pixels' data could also combined to generate lower-resolution images with enhanced low-light performance.
July 8, 2013

Microsoft Kinect For Windows 2.0: Developer Registration Is A "Go"

For those of you who haven't already heard, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation Xbox One game console in late May, containing a bundled next-generation "Kinect 2.0" peripheral.
June 28, 2013

Leap Motion Exposed: A Stereo Sensor Array, Along With Three Infrared Light-Emitting Diodes

Ever since the first news of Leap Motion's coming-soon gesture interface peripheral became public, I've been particularly curious to find out the answers to two architecture questions:
June 28, 2013

Embedded Vision at NIWeek: Jeff Bier Has the Answers You Seek

Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier sure has been racking up the frequent traveler points of late. Just a few days ago, for example, he presented at two workshops associated with the IEEE CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) Conference in Portland, Oregon.