EU project Tulipp demonstrates low-power vision-based systems: Page 2 of 4

July 11, 2019 //By Julien Happich
Tulipp
Concluding three years of research, the Tulipp (Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms) Consortium is announcing its results with the release of a comprehensive reference platform.

Coupled with the Tulipp hardware platform, is a parallel, low latency embedded real-time operating system developed by Hipperos specifically to manage complex multi-threaded embedded applications in a predictable manner.

Perfect real-time co-ordination ensures a high frame rate without missing any deadlines or data. Additionally, to facilitate the efficient development of image processing applications on the Tulipp hardware and in order to help vision-based systems designers understand the impact of their functional mapping and scheduling choices on the available resources, the Tulipp reference platform has been extended with performance analysis and power measurement features developed by Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU) and Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and implemented in the Tulipp STHEM toolchain.

Also, the insights of the Tulipp Consortium’s experts have been captured in a set of guidelines, consisting of practical advice, best practice approaches and recommended implementation methods, to help vision-based system designers select the optimal implementation strategy for their own applications. This will become a TULIPP book to be published by Springer by the end of 2019 and supported by endorsements from the growing ecosystem of developers that are currently testing the concept.

To further demonstrate the applicability of defining a common reference processing platform, comprising the hardware, operating system and a programming environment that captures the commonality of real-time, high performance image processing and vision application, Tulipp has also developed three ‘real-world’ Use Cases in distinctly diverse application domains – medical X-ray imaging, automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs).


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