Avnet Electronics Marketing Design Expert to Present at the Embedded Vision Summit

Avnet Electronics Marketing Design Expert to Present at the Embedded Vision Summit

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today Technical Marketing Engineer Mario Bergeron will be a featured presenter at the April 25 Embedded Vision Summit, discussing, "Targeting Computer Vision Algorithms to Embedded Processors."

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The Embedded Vision Summit is a technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. The summit will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, in conjunction with DESIGN West. Bergeron's presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.

Bergeron will outline the challenges design engineers need to consider when adding computer vision to an embedded product. Using a simple OpenCV (open computer vision open source library) example running on a high-definition video stream, he will identify the challenges and bottlenecks that can be expected with standard processors. He will then explore several options that can optimize the computations and external memory accesses in order to save power and reduce cost.

"Computer vision toolboxes such as OpenCV are continually evolving and making computer vision available to the masses," said Bergeron. "At the same time, manufacturers are innovating with new hardware architectures that are optimized for embedded vision. There is an incredible opportunity for our customers to innovate and differentiate themselves by adding vision to their products." In his role at Avnet, Bergeron specializes in video, image and digital signal processing. He began his career as an ASIC designer, and has since expanded his design experience to include more than a decade of work in DSP- and FPGA-based design activities.

Summit attendees should stop by Room 230A to see how Avnet has created real-world applications for two of its latest development boards. Avnet technical experts will be demonstrating:

  • Analog Devices Blackfin® Embedded Vision Starter Kit: - Finding Objects in Live Video. This demonstration showcases the BF609's Vision Pipelined Processor (VPP) in a vision application which counts the dots on dice in real time.
  • Xilinx® Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC: - Your Programmable SoC Vision Platform. The demonstration showcases OpenCV functions accelerated for a 1080P60 camera on ZedBoard™.

To register, or find out more about the Embedded Vision Summit, visit www.embedded-vision.com/embedded-vision-summit

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About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYS: AVT) , a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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