Design Platform for Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Embedded Vision Integrates Cyclone V SoC-FPGA and Basler Dart Cameras
ARIES Embedded, specialist in embedded services and products, will present its new “C-Vision-Kit” for the first time at Embedded World International trade show at stand 441 in hall 3A in Nuremberg, Germany, from February 25 to 27, 2020. “With the new C-Vision-Kit, we provide a design platform for industrial applications with embedded vision and artificial intelligence (AI)”, explained Andreas Widder, Managing Director of ARIES Embedded. “The combination of computer vision and AI in one kit enables the immediate processing and evaluation of image data.” For the C-Vision-Kit, the embedded specialist has added two Basler dart cameras, an adapter board, and an AI accelerator board to the proven MCVEVP FPGA development board.
Simple and Affordable FPGAs Offer High Flexibility
ARIES Embedded has chosen the Cyclone V SoC-FPGA for the C-Vision-Kit because the ARM architecture with defined resources can also be used in a decentralized manner. “Many AI applications run on rather power-hungry x86 architectures that are expensive, complex, and not universally applicable with high power dissipation,” added Andreas Widder. The FPGA also offers great flexibility to connect and control many different sensors and actuators. These include optical line, position, orientation, and acceleration sensors, AD converters, cameras, and more.
The core of the C-Vision-Kit is the MCV System-on-Module (SoM) on the MCVEVP baseboard, which can be optionally expanded with a 7-inch TFT display and capacitive touch screen. The C-Vision adapter can be used to connect two Basler Dart LVDS cameras, a miniPCIe card with Movidius Myriad X chip, Intel’s Vision Processing Unit (VPU), and a monitor via an HDMI slot.