To simplify the design of video surveillance applications, Phoenix-based Avnet Electronics Marketing has released a development kit created by Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), Micron Technology Inc. and Avnet , based on ADI’s Blackfin processor and Micron’s CMOS image sensor.
Avnet and Analog expects the kit to help engineers capitalise on the growing market for digital video surveillance systems, which are replacing CCTV systems.
The kit was designed to combine control and signal processing with CMOS image sensors to analyse digital video for motion detection, threat analysis, and alerting capability, creating smart camera applications.
According to Avnet, they wanted to provide engineers with an integrated, cost-effective way to rapidly prototype their digital video applications, taking advantage of the new innovations in processing and image sensing.
The kit includes two parallel peripheral interfaces (PPI) units that support ITU-R 656 video data formats and dual Blackfin cores within a single chip, in a small form factor of two-inch by three-inch, and is a single card versus other three-board products.
Cruz also says that Avnet's field application engineers, who specialise in designing with embedded processors, are prepared to conduct onsite demonstrations of the hardware kit and associated software development tools.
According to Micron's imaging group rapid development, a complete hardware and software solution, support from Avnet's factory trained and certified field application engineers, and a single board solution at a lower cost, Micron’s customers have the tools to develop a state-of-the-art digital video surveillance system.
As the market for digital video surveillance cameras continues to grow, Micron's portfolio of CMOS imaging solutions provides the necessary image quality, functionality and price to meet manufacturers' design needs.