The Embedded Vision Alliance (Oakland, CA, USA) has announced the opening of a free online training facility for embedded vision product developers -- the Embedded Vision Academy. The resource has been launched to help engineers integrate intelligent machine vision into next-generation embedded and consumer devices.
Course material in the Embedded Vision Academy covers vision-related subjects from basic vision algorithms to image preprocessing, image sensor interfaces, and software development techniques and tools such as OpenCV. Courses will incorporate training videos, interviews, demonstrations, downloadable code, and other developer resources. Video seminars and interviews, tutorials, and a demo suite are available now, with updates to be made on a regular basis. Registration is free.
"Interest in embedded vision continues to grow among electronic system designers, mobile application developers, and many others. The Embedded Vision Academy is one way that the Alliance is delivering on our mission of inspiring and empowering engineers and developers to incorporate vision capabilities into their products," says Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance and president of BDTI.
"Embedded vision technology is already having a huge impact on markets from factory automation to gaming, and from security to automotive safety," says Jon Cropley, principal analyst with market research firm IMS Research. "As the enabling technologies for embedded vision become more capable and cost-effective, we expect embedded vision to proliferate into numerous other markets, including mobile devices, digital signs, medical equipment, and even toys. This is creating exciting opportunities across the electronics industry, and the Embedded Vision Academy has an important role to play, having been established to aid product developers in realizing the potential of embedded vision."
The Embedded Vision Alliance was launched in May 2011, and now has 20 sponsoring member companies: AMD, Analog Devices, Apical, Avnet Electronics Marketing, BDTI, CEVA, CogniVue, Freescale, IMS Research, Intel, MathWorks, Maxim Integrated Products, Nvidia, National Instruments, Omek Interactive, Texas Instruments, Tokyo Electron Device, Xilinx, XIMEA, and XMOS.
SOURCE: Embedded Vision Alliance
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