VisualApplets for Smart Vision Development Kit
VisualApplets SVDK (VA-SVDK) is an integrated FPGA application development platform for Smart Vision Development Kit (SVDK). It embeds the interfaces of SVDK under the graphical FPGA programming environment VisualApplets, offers the access onto the FPGA processor of the PicoZed board, the use of the Machine Vision interfaces and Aptina camera module of the SVDK Carrier Card, and enables an easy-to-use and intuitive programming for Machine Vision applications.
VisualApplets SVDK covers the VisualApplets programming environment and the SVDK platform installer. The platform installation expands VisualApplets for operators that provide the interface functionality with the SVDK Carrier Card. Documentation and examples explain a successful installation and launch of the first application on the SVDK.
VisualApplets eases to learn the quick and effective deployment of FPGA programming. It is targeted to hardware programmer, but also to software programmers and application engineers. VisualApplets can be easily integrated into team-based work processes.
It uses the “language of the image processing people”. The algorithmic development can be quickly verified via an image evaluation. To develop designs quickly and accurately, we have integrated, among other things, a bandwidth analysis, a resource overview on design and operator base, and a high-level simulation. VisualApplets delivers by its SDK generator executable application code that can be inserted directly into the machine vision application. VisualApplets defines state-of-the-art software for all developers who use FPGA processing for their applications in Machine Vision industry.
Embedded Visual Applets (eVA) is a development platform for manufacturers of own FPGA-based devices. Besides VisualApplets development environment, further tools are provided those generate the interface logic between device interfaces (input and output peripherals, memory, FPGA) and the VisualApplets core.
The VisualApplets SVDK is available now!
– Which version is the most suitable one?
In order to examine the possibilities of VisualApplets for developing customized applications on your FPGA hardware, Silicon Software offers different development and consulting packages.
Smart Vision Development Kit (SVDK)
The Smart Vision Development Kit leverages the PicoZed System-On-Module (SOM) by providing a feature-rich, modular carrier card for machine vision applications.
This kit provides all the necessary components to start development of embedded vision applications, including the PicoZed 7015 Zynq SOM, the Smart Vision Carrier Card, a 1.2MP Aptina camera module, power supply, various cables, and a 1-year license voucher for the Xilinx Vivado Design Edition software (device locked to the Zynq 7015). The Smart Vision Carrier Card provides several industry standard vision connectivity interfaces, including GigE Vision (GEV), USB3Vision (U3V), and CoaXPress (CXP). The included Quick Start Guide will have you running the out-of-box design in less than 5 minutes. The Smart Vision kit also includes demonstration versions of several advanced software tools to help accelerate your embedded vision development.
The SVDK is an evaluation platform for Xilinx Zynq FPGA, which focus explicitly on customers in Machine Vision. It is a cooperation on the companies Xilinx (project management), Avnet (sales), Sensor2Image (hardware development, motherboard), MVTec (Halcon software) and Silicon Software (VisualApplets software).
it covers the Avnet evaluation board PicoZed. This board is plugged on a motherboard, which is equipped with following interfaces: GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaxPress (Dual), HDMI. Additionally a sensor board can be plugged. An 1,2 MPixel sensor (with Gray scale, 8bit format) is in the delivery.
The Zynq processor of the PicoZed board requires VIVADO and is not programmable with ISE software.
The SVDK is directed for a camera development, i.e. the video interfaces GigE, USB3 and CXP are output channels – the SVDK displays itself as a camera.
- PicoZed 7015T SOM
- Machine Vision Carrier Card
- Aptina 1.2MP camera module
- CoaXPress interface
- GigEVision interface
- USB3Vision interface
- HDMI output
- VisualApplets version 2
- SVDK platform installer
- Documentation Getting Started
- RT license (with runtime limitation)
- Example application with Canny edge filter.
- PicoZed (Zynq-7015) SOM module
- Machine Vision Carrier Card
- Aptina 1.2MP camera module
- Universal Power Adapters
- Mini-USB-B to USB-A cable
- Ethernet cable
- Vivado Design Edition – Device Locked
- Downloadable documentation and reference designs
||PicoZed 7015 SOM|
|MEMORY||1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
128 Mb of QSPI Flash
4 GB eMMC
|COMMUNICATIONS||10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY
USB 2.0 PHY
|USER I/O||148 User I/O (135 PL, 13 PS MIO)
PL I/O configurable as up to 65 LVDS pairs or 135 single-ended I/O
4 GTP Transceivers
|OTHER||JTAG configuration port accessible via I/O connectors
PS JTAG pins accessible via I/O connectors
33.33 MHz oscillator
|Machine Vision Carrier Card|
|COMMUNICATIONS||10/100/1000 Ethernet x2 (PS based, and PL based)
USB 3.0, implemented with Cypress EZ-USB FX3
USB 2.0 OTG
|USER I/O||4 LEDs
4 Test Pins (available on 6 pin header)
|VIDEO INTERFACES||Camera Connector
HDMI Output, implemented with ADI ADV7511
|MACHINE VISION INTERFACES||GigEVision (GEV)
CoaXPress (CXP) Host/Device
|Aptina 1.2 MP Camera Module|
|APTINA AR0134 SENSOR||Monochrome
Resolution = 1280×960 (1.2MP)
Frame Rate = 54 fps at full resolution
Pixel Size = 3.75-micron
Optical Format = 1/3 inch
Dynamic Range = 64 dB
|OPTICS||Standard lens mount: M12
|Product Profile||FPGA Programming environment for third party hardware Smart Vision Development Kit|
|Tech Description||VisualApplets SVDK offers with its interface installer and the VisualApplets version an easy-to-use and intuitive access, even for software programmer and application engineers, to program a FPGA for Machine Vision applications. The periphery of the evaluation board SVDK is integrated after installation. This special VA-SDVK version has temporal and functional limitations!|
|Software Compliance||VisualApplets 2.0+|
|Remarks||– no remarks –|
|Product Compliance||Smart Vision Development Kit|
|Product Flavours||VisualApplets SVDK Demoversion|