17. February 2014, Zagreb (Croatia) – Through a partnership with Visage Technologies AB, a software expert company for computer vision and computer graphics, Xylon expands its product portfolio with the Face Detection and Tracking computer vision technology that increasingly finds place in applications like automotive driver assistance, assistive technologies for disabled people, marketing and retail, entertainment and gaming, surveillance, biometrics and many others.
The goal of this technology partnership is to jointly deliver Visage Technologies‘s state-of-the-art face detection and tracking technology on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC, which combines dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processors and programmable logic on a single device and enables parallel implementations of multiple real-time algorithms in a single-SoC.
Visage Technologies’s Face Detection and Tracking is implemented as the C++ software that delivers 3D head pose, facial expressions, gaze direction, eye closure, 2D/3D facial feature points and textured 3D face model, and includes an easy-to-use API that allows for quick integration with other applications.
Xylon’s role is to optimize the technology for use on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 AP SoC, provide means for easy and flexible technology integration with other computer vision applications running on the same SoC and to develop hardware accelerators in programmable logic that will off-load the processing system and increase the overall processing performance.
The specific Face Detection and Tracking implementation will be offered through Xylon’s logicBRICKS™ IP library. For more information about future improvements, product roadmap and an early access to the technology, please contact Email Contact or visit: http://www.logicbricks.com/Solutions/Xylon-Face-Detection-Tracing-on-Xilinx-Zynq-SoC.aspx.
About Visage Technologies AB
Visage Technologies AB offers innovative technology and services involving face tracking and animation. The company has strong roots in the research community and a deep expertise in computer vision and computer graphics. Its state-of-the-art face detection and tracking technology is already available on a wide range of platforms, ranging from smartphones and tablets up to computers running different operating systems. More information can be found at www.visagetechnologies.com.
Xylon is an electronic company focused on FPGA designs. The company was founded in 1995, and since then it has grown into a prominent provider of intellectual property in the fields of embedded graphics, video and networking. Xylon is a Premier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program. More information can be found at www.logicbricks.com, the official Xylon web site.