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Streaming 4x cameras with small carrier board prototype

25th March 2022
Beatrice O'Flaherty

Embedded vision components are ever popular and being incorporated into a plethora of applications. What all these applications have in common is the need to pack more functionality into tight spaces. Often, it is advantageous for these systems make decisions on the edge.

To enable such systems, including the ability to prototype quickly, Teledyne FLIR has introduced the Quartet Embedded Solution for TX2. This customised carrier board enables easy integration of up to 4 x USB3 machine vision cameras at full bandwidth.

 Prototype setup for all four applications

To highlight what the Quartet with Spinnaker SDK pre-installed can enable, we describe steps taken in developing an ITS (traffic systems) inspired prototype running four simultaneous applications, three of which use deep learning for:

• Application 1: Licence plate recognition using deep learning
• Application 2: Vehicle type categorisation using deep learning
• Application 3: Vehicle color classification using deep learning
• Application 4: See through windshield (past reflection & glare)

Read this very practical article which includes (1) a shopping list, (2) development time for each application, (3) number of training images required, and finally, actions to optimise overall system performance.

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