News

September 1, 2012

Synopsys And Embedded Vision: A Multi-Faceted Product Line

If you've looked closely at the Embedded Vision Alliance member page beginning earlier today, you might have noticed two new entries; Synopsys and VanGogh Imaging. Welcome to both companies!
August 30, 2012

An Upcoming Embedded Vision System Teardown: Xilinx's Zynq-7000 EPPs Take Next Week's Webcast Crown

If you've been following Xilinx's content contributions to the Embedded Vision Alliance website, you know that the company views its Xynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform SoCs containing ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores as
August 28, 2012

Samsung's Vision-Enhanced TVs: More Work To Do, It Seems

Samsung's "smart" televisions have received ongoing coverage here at the news section of the Embedded Vision Alliance website, since their unveiling at January's Consumer Electronics Show.
August 27, 2012

The Gesture Interface: Its Near-Quarter-Century Old Potential Birthplace

Not to take anything away from Nintendo, who created a game console user interface mainstream breakthrough with the Wii Remote, but the company's products to at least some degree stood on the shoulders of forebears. As evidence, check out the above video, which The Verge published earlier this month.
August 27, 2012

Adaptive Headlight Control: An Advanced Driver Assistance System Variant You May Not Know

When you see the acronym ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), you may automatically think of conventional and frequently discussed embedded vision implementations such as:
August 20, 2012

Vision-Based Pulse Rate (And Other) Measurement: MIT Takes A Stab At It

A bit more than a year ago, in one of my first news writeups on this site, I gave my upbeat hands-on assessment of a pulse-monitoring application called Azumio. The program leverages the built-in image sensor and LED illumination resources of modern smartphones and tablets.
August 20, 2012

Google's Vision For Embedded Vision: Numerous Impressive Technology And Product Implementations

Google's various efforts in the embedded vision space have caught my news-coverage attention many times in the past.
August 19, 2012

An Upcoming Online Tutorial Series, Presented By BDTI, The Embedded Vision Alliance And Design News

A week ahead of the Embedded Vision Summit, which is a month from now (so register now!), Embedded Vision Alliance Founder Jeff Bier and BDTI senior software engineer Eric Gregori are partnering with Design News Magazine to deliver "F
August 16, 2012

TV-Centric Videoconferencing: A Slow Start, But It's Still Coming

As I've mentioned several times before, the burgeoning assortment of embedded vision applications now available for smartphones and tablets—augmented reality, for example, or optical character recognition, or health monitoring, or facial recognition, or gesture interface control—come courtesy of the front- and rear-mounted cameras now common on both hardware platforms.
August 10, 2012

IMS Research's Touch Gesture Motion EMEA: Your Embedded Vision Conference Mention For Today

The upcoming Embedded Vision Summit isn't the only conference coming up next month that'll showcase an abundance of embedded vision content. Embedded Vision Alliance Platinum member IMS Research will be delivering the European edition of the Touch Gesture Motion Conference September 12-13 in London.