CERN

Machine learning collaboration at CERN

CERN, the research faciility in Switzerland and Zenuity, a new ADAS and AD Software Company owned by Volvo and Autoliv, have announced a collaboration on machine learning based on hardware acceleration. This is exactly the area we at BitSims are exploring with our new platform Spiderpig. The idea is utilize existing libraries and the Python language to quickly develop areas such as advanced object recognition and machine learning applications. See here

This announcment from CERN and Zenuity underscores the opportunities we at BitSim see in acceleration of machine learning in hardware. Read further

CERN

 

Embedded Conference Scandinavia 2019

Embedded Conference Scandinavia

Meet us at Embedded Conference Scandinavia – Europe´s largest embedded conference November 5-6 2019 , Kistamässan both number 36 in Stockholm.
Come and discuss Camera sensors and interfaces (MIPI CSI-2), edge computing and accelerated image processing, and snakes.

Presentation – How to accelerate the development of your embedded visions system.

Mipi A-Phy

The first step is now taken on the new MIPI A-PHY

 

We have taken our first steps on the new MIPI A-PHY specification, aiming for the automotive industry. Ethernet is becoming strong in vehicles but it isn’t suitable for every application since there may be unpredictability in the transmission time or latency when streaming some data from a sensor to the “processor”. The A-PHY support real high-speed data streaming both from the sensors to the “processor” and to the displays.

Mipi Phy

BitSim’s IP, Bit-MIPI CSI-2 used in Flir’s new generataion of thermal cameras, the EXX-Series

Flir Systems is using BitSim’s FPGA-IP, Bit-MIPI CSI-2 in their newly launched advanced thermal cameras. Read more.

The MIPI Alliance, the non-profit corporation that brings the mobile industry together, has standardized the interface between the camera/image sensor and the receiving electronics (host processor or similar) for further image processing, through a high-speed serial interface, the MIPI CSI-2.

The market for image sensors is increasing by over 10% annually, with the consumer and automotive markets leading this growth.

With MIPI CSI-2, the camera providers can reach the market faster with this standardized way of interacting with the sensors: at a faster speed, at a higher resolution, or more cost effectively.

Today, MIPI CSI-2 is also used in other areas, such as test and measurement, industrial or medical markets.

Statement from our customer FLIR

BitSim has supported us in an exemplary way, and BitSim’s IP is one important part of the complete effort that made us reach the market faster in launching our new advanced thermal imaging cameras”, says Rikard hunell, Vice President Sourcing & Strategic Planning of Flir.

Summarize of the Bit-MIPI CSI-2 IP:

1-4 data lanes
AXI4-Stream Video output
D-PHY protocol decoding included
Clock-lane/data-lanes deskew
Full High Speed/Low Power mode support
Test/debug features

To learn more about BitSim and our IPs, Read More: Here