Texas Instruments has announced its participation in a group of fifteen companies, to found a new Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA). Establishment of the EVA has been led by DSP-benchmarking company BDTI (Berkeley Design Technology, Inc.), to foster industry collaboration to enable rapid growth of computer vision in embedded systems. Other founding members of EVA include Xilinx, IMS Research, Analog Devices, Apical, Avnet Electronics Marketing, CEVA, CogniVue, Freescale, National Instruments, NVIDIA, Tokyo Electron Device, MathWorks, Ximea, and XMOS.
The Embedded Vision Alliance is being established as a free service for embedded vision designers. Its membership-based entity is "dedicated to inspiring and empowering embedded system designers to use embedded vision technology and providing system design engineers with the tools they will need in order to effectively incorporate embedded vision technology in their designs", according to TI's press release.
“We are seeing consumer demand for ‘sight’ in every application growing rapidly,” said Niels Anderskouv, vice president, Digital Signal Processing Systems, TI. “Today, TI vision technology is changing the way people work, communicate and play. The future of that growth rests on companies that can work together to innovate, enable rapid development and provide software that allows customers to move quickly to meet that growth. We believe the Embedded Vision Alliance is a significant step in meeting that demand.”
“We are delighted that TI has become a founding member of the Embedded Vision Alliance,” said Jeff Bier, president of BDTI. “TI has been a pioneer in embedded vision applications, putting them in an excellent position to help EVA as we collaborate to enable the proliferation of embedded vision into hundreds of new applications.”