OREANDA-NEWS. August 25, 2016. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released the PicoZed™ Embedded Vision kit designed to help engineers more quickly and efficiently develop custom video applications including video analytics, machine vision, medical imaging, video surveillance and advanced driver assistance systems. The kit builds on the highly flexible and rugged PicoZed SOM, adding a video-specific carrier card and camera connector for add-on camera modules supported by the PYTHON 1300 CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor.

The PicoZed Embedded Vision kit combines the hardware, software and IP components necessary for the development of custom video applications for markets including industrial, medical, automotive, consumer, aerospace/defense and security. The kit also includes a voucher for an SDSoCTM development environment from Xilinx, which provides a C/C++ ASSP-like programming experience to improve productivity for application development, system architecture definition and platform creation. SDSoC accelerates development with Xilinx Zynq® SoCs and MPSoCs by eliminating the churn between hardware and software teams implementing programmable logic-based software accelerators, thereby enabling designers to leverage Xilinx, third-party or end-user platforms.

“Creating machines and systems that can ‘see’ is becoming a de facto requirement for so many applications today. But, finding the right mix of hardware and software in order to achieve an optimal embedded solution continues to challenge designers,” said Mario Bergeron, technical marketing engineer at Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The PicoZed Embedded Vision kit, with Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC, offers an ideal embedded platform for these vision algorithms.”

“With the release of their new kit, Avnet makes available an SDSoC platform that allows users to target the PicoZed Embedded Vision kit out-of-box without any hardware design or BSP bring-up,” said Nick Ni, senior product manager, SDSoC and Embedded Vision, Xilinx. “Removing the task of hardware bring-up empowers embedded vision developers to unlock advanced capabilities like real-time image recognition and analytics, and now offers software developers the ability to design with Xilinx All Programmable SoCs which offer the highest performance per watt.”

The PicoZed Embedded Vision Kit Includes:

  • SDSoC development environment voucher from Xilinx
  • PicoZed SOM based on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
  • PicoZed FMC carrier V2
  • FMC-HDMI-CAM FMC Module, featuring:
    • HDMI Input, featuring Analog Devices ADV7611
    • HDMI Output, featuring Analog Devices ADV7511
    • Camera Input: Camera connector, supporting several optional camera modules
  • PYTHON 1300-C Camera Module:
    • PYTHON 1300 Color Image Sensor
    • Lens holder
    • Lens (C-mount, 2/3” optical size, 8 mm)
    • IR cut filter
  • 12V power supply
  • HDMI cables (2)
  • microUSB to USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • 8GB microSD Card
  • Downloadable documentation and reference designs