Avnet Electronics Marketing announced additions to the Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit (Finboard). The development kit for the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor offers an updated pipelined vision processor (PVP) programmer and a new lens adapter. The starter kit is priced at $299, with an introductory price of $199 for the first 500 kits sold.
The new PVP Programmer add-in to the Blackfin development tool, CrossCore Embedded Studio, enables a new, streamlined configuration of the PVP found in ADSP-BF60x parts. The new FinBoard Lens Adapter eases machine vision surveillance application development by enabling a user to attach a standard C-mount lens commonly found in machine vision surveillance cameras.
Two 6-month unrestricted versions of CrossCore Embedded Studio are included with tutorials to demonstrate ease of use of the tools and the speed at which designers can develop applications with Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit. In addition, the kit includes drivers, example software, and a unique machine vision dice counting software reference design, developed by BDTI, providing commented source code utilizing the Blackfin core and the Pipelined Video Processor.
The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit includes a single board featuring all the blocks necessary to prototype an embedded vision application, including the Analog Devices BF609 dual core processor, a high-definition CMOS color sensor with replaceable lens for video input, HDMI / DVI port for output, 10/100 Ethernet and LED target illumination. The kit also includes a USB-based In-Circuit Emulator providing an easy, portable, non-intrusive, debugging solution for the Kit.
Avnet also announced five training videos. New tutorials include two introductory videos: Introducing FinBoard, and Introducing the ADSP-BF609 Blackfin Processor. Designers can also find a three-part FinBoard On-Ramp Technical Session that includes Introduction to Pixel Processing, BDTI Finding Objects Using Canny Edge Detection, an Algorithm Overview, and BDTI Finding Objects in Live Video Using the Blackfin BF609 Canny Edge Detection.
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