AI and computer vision offers real-time data-rich HDR video

09-02-2023 | Xfuse | Test & Measurement

Xfuse, LLC now offers its Phoenix HDR ISP for the AMD Kria K26 SOM and KV260 Vision AI Starter Kit. For AI developers and computer vision engineers requiring to capture real-time, data-rich imaging streams, the solution can provide fully-tone mapped HDR video with up to 120dB dynamic range even in high contrast lighting conditions. While the standard Phoenix configuration is now readily accessible through the AMD Xilinx App Store for Kria applications, the company can also fully customise its imaging pipeline for the specialised requirements of developers for other AMD adaptive devices, including Zynq 7000 SoC and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.

With the solution's immediate availability on the AMD Xilinx App Store for Kria applications, the company is also now providing its new Imager Access System HDR sensor module tuned for the AMD Kria KV260 Vision AI Starter Kit. Based on the ON Semiconductor AR0239 CMOS imager, able to capture up to 120dB/20EV of dynamic range at 1080p/30 full HD resolution, the sensor data is merged and tone mapped in the ISP leveraging its proprietary human vision technology. The imaging module is prepared for rapid deployment in challenging environments experienced in AI, security, robotics, or consumer applications. The sensor module provides an ON Semi AR0239 CMOS imager, an M12 (S-Mount) lens holder, and a 2.9mm manual focus lens (included) with a 128.70-degree field of view.

"Our Kria SOMs and Vision AI Starter Kit are designed to streamline the development of advanced vision applications," said Chetan Khona, senior director, Industrial, Vision, Healthcare and Sciences at AMD. "With the unique capabilities of Xfuse's Phoenix Soft HDR ISP available on the Kria KV260 Starter Kit, our customers creating the next generation of smart city, security, and retail vision systems gain access to highly accurate, real-time data streams in our out-of-the-box development kit."

By Seb Springall