The principle of software-defined is spreading through the world of tech from the smartphone, to the car, the security camera and beyond. So why are image signal processors still implemented with algorithms burned into hardware? Visionary.ai have a new, flexible kind of image signal processor that can be updated and upgraded through it’s life.
Many sectors would benefit from a more individual image treatment. For example, an agricultural machine-vision system may need fine distinction between different shades of green, or a medical application may need detail in the red part of the spectrum. Alternatively, an application may have specific “regions-of-interest” in images that need a different treatment. With a software-based ISP, such adaptations become possible.
It can take months of detailed work to correctly tune a hardware ISP. With the Visionary.ai software ISP, this process can be achieved in just a few days, helping you to release product and meet your commitments to your customers
Our prediction is that in the next 5 to 8 years, AI will become a standard feature of nearly all ISPs. With a software ISP, the AI features can be integrated seamlessly, and can be re-trained and improvedthrough the life of a device.
By using a software ISP you could make your supply chain more robust against component shortages or delays. If you have spare compute capacity in your system, on either CPU, GPU or DSP then this could be employed to run a software ISP. Our experienced engineering team will be able to guide you on the processor workload requirements.