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Image recognition processor supports 4 cameras

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:image recognition? automotive? color camera?

Toshiba Corp. will unleash its line of image recognition processors for automotive applications. The Visconti2 (TMPV7500) recognizes lanes, vehicles, pedestrians, traffic signs, etc. using camera-based vision systems and will start sampling by November this year and mass production in September next year.

The TMPV7506XBG integrates the company's image processing accelerators suitable for human recognition using HOG (Histogram of Oriented Gradients) features. It can detect pedestrians both in nighttime and in daytime. Supporting high-res color cameras up to 1.3 million pixels, the processor recognizes not only the tone of the target object but also the color, enabling detection of traffic lights and signs. As it can connect up to four sets of cameras simultaneously, the TMPV7506XBG is applicable for a bird's-eye view parking assistance system that uses images synthesized from image data captured by four cameras, described Toshiba.


The Visconti2 operates at 266MHz and is geared for automotive applications.

Another lineup within the Visconti2 series is the TMPV7504XBG. Supporting up to two color cameras, the TMPV7504XBG is suitable for a forward monitoring system simultaneously detecting multiple targets, including vehicles, lanes and traffic signs.

Toshiba intends to expand the image recognition processor business by enhancing these devices for industrial and consumer applications as well as for automotive applications. The target is to sell two million units annually of the total Visconti processors series in fiscal 2015.

The Visconti2 series incorporates four sets of MPE operating at 0.266GHz, and up to six image processing accelerators, enabling object detection with enhanced performance, said the company. The processors consume less power and achieve computing performance equivalent to that of processors of 3GHz class for notebooks, added Toshiba.

The device operates with ambient temperature of -40C to 85C and junction temperature of -40C to 125C. When the device comes out, it will be packaged in BGA 516 pins, 27 27mm, 1mm pitch.

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