HALCON and VisualApplets speed dev for Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoCs

November 25, 2013

Toni_McConnel-November 25, 2013

Xilinx, Inc. has announced accelerated design productivity for machine vision applications, leveraging HALCON and VisualApplets development platforms to create an end-to-end Smarter Vision development environment for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.  

HALCON software from MVTec for machine vision provides high-performance and comprehensive support for video analytics and runs on multicore platforms like the Zynq All Programmable SoC. HALCON includes a library of more than 1800 operators for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification, and 3D vision. VisualApplets from Silicon Software provides advanced image processing libraries and high-level design entry and simulation tools that enable users to quickly and efficiently program FPGA hardware for industrial image processing. The strong collaboration of Xilinx with HALCON and VisualApplets creates an end-to-end Smarter Vision development environment for Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC users that reduces design cycles and time to market.

Offering both hardware and software re-programmability, the Zynq-7000 SoC is well suited for the system flexibility and customization required by machine vision applications.   The dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processing system inherent in the Zynq-7000 architecture provides a software programming platform that runs application software and executes networking and management tasks, while the Xilinx 28nm programmable logic provides a hardware programming platform capable of real-time performance for image processing, filtering and scaling.  Placing key image processing functions inside the FPGA fabric accelerates performance faster than a traditional software approach.

Technology demonstrations leveraging Silicon Software’s Visual Applets and MVTec’s HALCON will be available in Xilinx’s Booth #6-111 at SPS Drives, November 26-28, at the Nuremburg Exhibition Hall in Nuremburg, Germany.

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