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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Xilinx's 2019 Developer conference is just around the corner and seats are selling out fast, so register now if you haven't done so already. It takes place on October 1-2 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.

A large amount of AI content is planned, including in technical sessions, demonstrations and hands-on labs.

Additionally, a number of highly respective AI Luminaries will..

 

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We are very excited to let you know that six AI products have been updated and publicly released. This is the first time ...

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We have mostly discussed the DPU for use with edge AI applications. If you are wondering if the DPU can also be used for Data Center or on-premise AI applications...

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The Xilinx DPU reference design was recently updated to support the latest DPU with all configurations from B512 to B4096. It now supports...

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As a leading AI platform provider, Xilinx joined the 2nd Global AI Product Application Expo on May 9th -11th, 2019.

We demonstrated..

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For production depoyment,, the the DNN Processing Unit (DPU) will typically be integrated into a larger application. To help devevpers...

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RefineDet is a novel, single-shot-based object detection algorithm. It achieves better accuracy than..

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