DECEMBER 3--General Vision (Petaluma, CA; www.general-vision.com) has released its NeuroSight embedded board for high-speed image recognition. The board is a self-contained system that can acquire video images, recognize known objects in these images, and transmit results to the outside world. Components include a CMOS sensor for video acquisition, a ZISC silicon neural network for pattern learning and recognition, and an FPGA that makes NeuroSight programmable for a variety of vision applications.
Teaching and configuring the NeuroSight can be done with a PC system and through other appliances such as hand-held keypads or industrial touchscreen panels. Users who wish to interface with a digital video sensor other than the one supplied with the device can do so by unplugging the default CMOS sensor module and connecting one of their choice through the 40-pin I/O connector of the NeuroSight.