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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Uncanny Vision is among one of the earliest Kria SOM users that developed their own ALPR solution with the KV260 starter kit and is now selling on the Xilinx App Store.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

We are excited to announce that for a limited time, you can purchase the VCK5000 Versal™ development card for AI inference for just $2,495! If you're developing AI inference workloads with pre-built Vitis™ AI accelerators, be sure to take advantage of this limited-time price.

Delivering 100X greater compute power than today’s server-class CPUs and greater MLPerf inference performance than today’s server-class GPUs, the VCK5000 is an ideal development platform for cloud acceleration and edge computing applications.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Last summer, we kicked off the first ever Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, where we challenged developers and startups to create exciting new applications using Vitis or Vitis AI on select Xilinx hardware platforms. We announced the winners for both the developer and startup contests earlier this year and were extremely proud of the innovative projects and solutions that were built.  We are excited to announce that you can now find the Deepfield-SR solution by BLUEDOT, the first place startup winner, on the new Xilinx App Store!
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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Exciting news! As part of yet another milestone in Xilinx’s open source strategy and commitment to enable the broader research and developer community to harness the power of adaptive computing – We have now opened access to the front-end of Vitis HLS on GitHub!
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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Super Resolution refers to the process of reconstructing a higher-resolution image or sequence from the observed lower – resolution images. An image may have a “lower resolution” due to a smaller spatial resolution (i.e., size) or due to a result of degradation (such as blurring). It has a wide range of applications including but not limited to satellite imaging, medical imaging, video surveillance as well as video streaming which is the primary focus of this article.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Xilinx Add-on for MATLAB & Simulink is a single tool that unifies Model Composer and System Generator for DSP. It is a Model-Based Design tool enabling algorithm and RTL/hardware developers to rapidly design and explore within the MathWorks Simulink® environment and target Xilinx devices.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

In this third post, we will explore both the benefits and challenges of purpose-built “computationally efficient” neural network models.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Imagine a world where technology for humans doesn't require humans to operate. Where data is analyzed in industrial, automotive, and even medical settings by the machines themselves. And where factory line workers, long-haul truckers, and surgeons are not obsolete but more efficient and more capable than ever before.

As the nexus of human and cyber physical cognition, Machine Learning systems are taking us into the fifth industrial revolution. And the Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform is making it easier for companies to integrate Machine Learning features into their products.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Automatic text reading from natural environments, also known as scene text detection/recognition or PhotoOCR, has become an increasingly popular and important research topic in computer vision. Softnautics has been working on Xilinx FPGA based solutions that require design and software framework implementation.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

This is a guest post written by Thomas Richter and André Koehler at Solectrix. This article describes the SX workflow in order to implement AI within an embedded project using Xilinx Vitis.

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Cars are becoming safer, thanks to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) and driver monitoring systems.

These features are becoming ever more sophisticated, making automated driving robust. For instance, AEB began with merely watching cars in front. Now, it detects pedestrians, weaving traffic, cyclists, and objects in the road. Realizing the importance of AI to assist drivers, 20 automakers have readily agreed to equip most new passenger vehicles with low-speed AEB and forward-collision warning by September 2022.

To make that happen, cars need a sophisticated system of vehicle sensors and related processing. 

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

This year, Xilinx is excited to sponsor the FPGA image classification track as part of the Low-Power Computer Vision Challenge 2020 CVPR Workshop. We would like you to participate and experience the ease of deploying and developing inference models using Vitis-AI + PYNQ (no FPGA knowledge is needed). The top 3 entries will get $1500, $1000, $500, and the top 20 team submissions get $270! Bring your innovation in model optimization to image classification algorithms running on the Xilinx platforms. Get started and register today!

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lindseyb
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Cloud computing has become the new computing paradigm. For cloud computing, virtualization is necessary to enable isolation between users, high flexibility and scalability, high security, and maximized utilization of hardware resources.

We have seen that the proposed FPGA virtualization framework provided excellent performance isolation, scalability, and flexibility. With an online reconfiguration overhead of about 1ms and 1.12% single-core performance loss, it achieves 1.07x – 1.69x and 1.88x – 3.12x performance improvement compared with the baseline design. The virtualized FPGA design also achieves great isolation and linearity to hardware resources. It will help further reduce TCO of all deep learning applications in the cloud.

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ukumar
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) F1 instances  make the power of Xilinx adaptable computing accessible to all developers – You only pay-as-you-go for the computing power you use – no upfront hardware purchases. Vitis Unified Software Platform 2019.2 is now available for all developers to harness the power of EC2 F1 instances - access everything you need to develop, simulate, debug, and compile your accelerated algorithms on F1 – no local software setups required !

What's more ? Amazon is now offering up to $10,000 in free AWS credits, making it easier than ever before to leverage FPGA acceleration in the AWS Cloud and evaluate the benefits it can bring to your applications.

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Is data the end goal or just the beginning? 

Globally, 10s of millions of IP cameras are installed each year.  If we assume that there 100 million IP cameras installed worldwide (which may be a conservative number) and...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) – including machine learning (ML) and deep learning techniques (DL) is poised to become...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

You may not be intimately familiar with Baidu's DeepSpeech2 Automatic Speech Recognition model (Amodei et al., 2015) but I am willing to bet that if you are reading this, speech recognition is...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

We briefly mentioned Baidu's Edgeboard last year. At XDF 2019 in Beijing Baidu were demonstrating Edgeboard. 

As a quick reminder, Edgeboard is...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Each February, Amsterdam hosts the largest AV and systems integration showcase in the world - Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Here, the global AV industry gathers to celebrate leading AV projects as well as..

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

At XDF China in December 2019, Mr. Jiansong Zhang, Staff Engineer of Alibaba, gave a great talk about AI Platforms and Heterogenous Computing.

Alibaba developed a deep learning stack on top of Xilinx FPGAs including..

 

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

With the advent of IoT and the proliferation of connected devices, one of the biggest challenges in developing competitive IoT solutions is...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

AI was a very exciting and vital part of XDF 2019 @ San Jose, The Hague and Beijing. 

A large amount of AI content was...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

We have scheduled a series of Software and AI developer-focused events across the globe. These free events allow you to...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

AI is rapidly evolving across many fronts, with tremendous advancements in capability, accuracy and efficiency achieved by Deep Neural Network (DNN) model types. The state-of-the-art is more than...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

The prestigious VLSI Design conference took place from Jan 4-8th in Bengaluru, India. Xilinx participation included...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

Happy New Year to all!

I’d like to kick of the new year with a summary of a White Paper published by our AI partner Mipsology. The paper was written in conjunction with Dell and was recently posted on Dell’s web site.

The Zebra Acceleration Stack from Mipsology provides...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

As a Xilinx Alliance Partner, Sundance, recently launched the VCS-1 Platform.

The VCS-1 is a COTS solution, based on...

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

In our previous post, we briefly presented the higher-level problems that have set the stage for a need for optimized accelerators. As a poignant reminder of the problem, let’s now consider..

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

In 2014, Stanford Professor Mark Horowitz published a paper entitled “Computing’s Energy Problem (and what we can do about it)”. This seminal paper discussed..

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gregmart
Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee

One of the AI demo highlights at XDF2019 in San Jose was a high-performance inference demo leveraging Alveo.  If you are familiar with..

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