Avnet Electronics Marketing Celebrates Shark Week With Additions To Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit

On August 5, engineers can take a bite out of Shark Week with the latest offerings related to the Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit from Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). The development kit for the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor offers an updated pipelined vision processor (PVP) programmer and a new lens adapter. Designers who want to attack their embedded vision applications can also find new strategies with five training videos on www.finboard.org.

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The new PVP Programmer add-in to the Blackfin development tool, CrossCore® Embedded Studio, enables a new, streamlined configuration of the PVP found in ADSP-BF60x parts. The new FinBoard Lens Adapter eases machine vision surveillance application development by enabling a user to attach a standard C-mount lens commonly found in machine vision surveillance cameras.

New tutorials on www.finboard.org include two introductory videos: “Introducing FinBoard,” and “Introducing the ADSP-BF609 Blackfin Processor.” Designers can also find a three-part FinBoard On-Ramp Technical Session™ that includes “Introduction to Pixel Processing,” “BDTI Finding Objects Using Canny Edge Detection, an Algorithm Overview,” and “BDTI Finding Objects in Live Video Using the Blackfin BF609 Canny Edge Detection.”

“The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit offers design teams virtually everything they need to get a visual analytics application up and running, with virtually no cost barrier,” said Jim Beneke, vice president, global technical marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “With its latest updates and tutorial videos, this development kit is poised to enable applications across multiple markets.”

“Customers have been very happy with the smooth, out-of-box experience of the Embedded Vision Starter Kit, including set-up, loading of development tools and how quickly the interactive dice counting demo example runs. Being able to instantly see the results of the dual-core Blackfin BF60x processor running intensive, real-time embedded vision algorithms has really impressed the developers working with the kit,” said Analog Devices, Inc. Director of Product Marketing Colin Duggan.

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