|Hardware Accelerators Earn Their Keep|
Hardware accelerators have been used for years, but with the proliferation of multicore chips and SoCs their use is evolving. Multicore processors have reduced the reliance on hardware accelerators, but that doesn't mean the number of hardware accelerators is shrinking.
Aug 01, 2013
|Embedded Vision: Systems that See and Understand|
What do products such as Microsoft’s Kinect game controller, Mercedes’ pedestrian detection system, and automatic panorama-stitching photo apps have in common? They all have embedded vision – they can “see” and “understand”. Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance, provides an update on the market potential for embedded vision applications.
Jul 17, 2013
|Developing Embedded Vision Systems|
Markus Willems, senior product marketing manager at Synopsys, explains why application-specific processors will be found at the heart of most embedded vision systems and how Synopsys’ Embedded Vision Development System enables design teams to quickly meet their power, performance and programmability goals when implementing such systems.
Jul 17, 2013
|Workload-tuned cores seeing greater interest|
Optimizing the instruction set and RTL of a design implements the exact resources necessary, and minimizes power consumption by omitting unnecessary functional blocks from the core. Processor Designer brings several toolsets together into a single environment to aid in understanding the underlying workload in data and compute intensive algorithms like vision, and tuning a core appropriately to get the job done.
Jun 30, 2013
|Prediction for 2013 - Technology|
We will see an increase in embedded vision technology, making machines see and understand their environment. Computer vision algorithms have been a long standing research topic and now they make their way into embedded devices thanks to increased embedded processor performance.
Jan 03, 2013
|30 years of DSP: From a child's toy to 4G and beyond|
Dec 18, 2011, marked the 25th anniversary of EDA provider Synopsys Inc, which has been both witness to and participant in the evolution of signal processing.
Aug 27, 2012
|An Efficient ASIP Design Methodology |
The processors that are used in embedded systems must fulfil a set of constraints: program execution time, power consumption, chip size, code size and so on. In this paper, we focus on the design of Application Specific Instruction-set processors, and more precisely on an efficient methodology for the Design Space Exploration of an ASIP for the audio and speech domain.
Aug 09, 2010
|Potential of using block floating point arithmetic in ASIP-based GNSS-receivers|
This paper uses the block floating point format to realize the position estimation algorithm in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers. The precision of this novel approach is quantified by extensive simulations using synthetic as well as real GNSS data. The implementation of the position estimation algorithm using block floating point format on an application specific processor is introduced and compared to implementations on a standard embedded processor and in standard floating point arithmetic in terms of performance and costs.
Jun 09, 2010