The OpenVX Computer Vision Library Standard for Portable, Efficient Code

Monday, May 1, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Summit Track: 
Technical Insights II

OpenVX is an industry-standard computer vision API designed for efficient implementation on a variety of embedded platforms.  The API incorporates the concept of a dataflow graph, which enables implementers to apply a range of optimizations appropriate to their architectures, such as image tiling and kernel fusion.  Application developers can use this API to create high-performance computer vision applications quickly, without having to perform complex device-specific optimizations for data management and kernel execution, since these optimizations are handled by the OpenVX implementation provided by the processor vendor.  This talk will describe the current status of OpenVX, with particular focus on the most recent enhancements to it, including a neural network extension.  The talk will conclude with summary of the currently available implementations and an overview of the roadmap for the OpenVX API and its implementations.


Frank Brill

Design Engineering Director, Cadence; Chairperson, Khronos OpenVX Working Group

Frank Brill manages OpenVX software development for Cadence’s Tensilica Imaging and Vision DSP organization.  He started his career doing computer vision research and development for video surveillance applications at Texas Instruments, and then moved into silicon device program management, where he was responsible for several digital still camera and multimedia chips.  Since then, Frank has managed computer vision R&D groups at TI, NVIDIA, Samsung, and now at Cadence, and has represented all four companies in the Khronos OpenVX working group.  He joined Cadence in 2016 to work full-time on OpenVX, and currently serves as chairperson of the OpenVX working group.

Please plan to join us May 22-24, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.