FireAnt

by XIPS Technology Limited

A low-cost, thumb-sized, breadboard-friendly FPGA dev board for makers and hardware designers

View all updates Aug 05, 2019

Awesome Sobel Filter Demo with FireAnt

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We built a real time Sobel filter and posterizing filter demonstration recently. (Credit to Efinix Inc Hong Kong Team for their help). The system is capturing video from camera module OV5640 with 720p resolution. The FireAnt processes all captured data and exports to monitor via VGA 666 module. It is powered by micro USB connection associated with FireAnt and consumes around 250mA.

FireAnt Embedded Vision - View 1

The demo design consists of 5 operating modes to illustrate the effect of each filter.

1. Streaming

Streaming mode applies no filter and directly streams video captures from the camera:

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Streaming mode

2. Sobel

Sobel mode applies a full-screen sobel filter to the video capture. The Sobel filter highlights the edges and displays on screen.

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Sobel mode

3. Sobel + Streaming

This mode splits the screen and shows the difference when applying the Sobel filter and the unchanged video capture.

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Sobel + streaming mode

4. Posterize + Streaming

Again, this mode separates the screen in half. On the left side the color is posterized; on the right side you can see the unchanged video capture.

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Posterize + Streaming mode

5. Rotating

The final mode loops the previous 4 modes every 3 seconds. It automates all modes to easily demonstrate each filter.

Resource Usage

The RTL Design utilizes 3086 logic elements counts (41.8%), dedicating 18 memory blocks (75%) and 0 multipliers (0%). A direct instruction with connection diagram and source code will be disclosed soon.

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Resource table

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Top View

FireAnt Embedded Vision - Bottom view


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Product Choices

$35

Single FireAnt

One FireAnt featuring the Efinix Trion FPGA. Headers: choose between the pre-soldered or unsoldered version.


$66

Two-pack FireAnt

Prepare for your next project with an extra FireAnt. Buy two at a discount value to save on shipping.


$150

Five-pack FireAnt

Includes five FireAnts. Perfect for project testing or deploying several identical sets of a system. Discounted group pricing.

Credits

XIPS Technology Limited

XIPS strives to empower manufacturers to quickly deliver next generation smart products. Our embedded subsystem products are designed to address the needs for hardware acceleration applications.


Tommy Leung


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