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Streaming 4x Cameras with Small Carrier Board: Fast Prototype

How to quickly prototype 4x machine vision applications on one small embedded system

Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 12:00

(Teledyne FLIR: Wilsonville, OR) -- Embedded vision components are ever popular and being incorporated into a plethora of applications. What all these applications have in common is the need to pack more functionality into tight spaces. Often, it is advantageous for these systems to make decisions on the edge.

To enable such systems, including the ability to prototype quickly, Teledyne FLIR has introduced the Quartet Embedded Solution for TX2. This customized carrier board enables easy integration of up to 4 x USB3 machine vision cameras at full bandwidth.

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Prototype setup for all four applications

To highlight what the Quartet with Spinnaker SDK preinstalled can enable, we describe steps taken in developing an ITS-inspired (intelligent transportation system) prototype running four simultaneous applications, three of which use deep learning for:
• Application 1: License plate recognition using deep learning
• Application 2: Vehicle type categorization using deep learning
• Application 3: Vehicle color classification using deep learning
• Application 4: Seeing through the windshield (past reflection and glare)

Read more in this very practical article, which includes a shopping list, development time for each application, number of training images required, and, finally, actions to optimize overall system performance.

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Teledyne FLIR Quartet Embedded Solution for TX2.

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FLIR Teledyne FLIR designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. Innovative sensing solutions include thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat-detection systems.


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