Sensor Systems : Market Solutions : Coherent Logix
Sometimes change is a long time in coming. Sensor systems aren't new, and neither is the processing platform technology that has been driving them... Until now.
Conventional solutions to sensor systems are becoming a thing of the past. Low power requirements can't keep quiet anymore, and performance demands are only getting started. Envision the impossible... now made possible.
Sensors continue to grow in complexity, speed, dynamic range, and capability. Every new byte of data sensed demands additional processing power to convert that data into useful information. This creates new challenges for systems that are already pushing the limits of power and performance.
Portable systems must be smaller, lighter, and less power hungry. Plug in equipment has to meet lower thermal and electrical budgets. Development time must be shorter. IP re-use is a requirement for competitiveness. It all must cost less and fit into a smaller package.
Creating tele-operated and autonomous systems that can learn and react in unpredictable environments has been a long-standing goal of the sensor community. There have been a myriad of disjointed approaches and methods brought to bear on this problem, including the human itself, as well as artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences. However, if we are to look at life or mimic the world around us, every living thing is made up of a body and one or more sensors. It is the successful inter- and intra-action of the body and its sensors as a system that enables decision making and survival.
The human body is the most effective mobile sensor system ever created. Have you ever wondered why the architecture of the human head, including those of many other advanced life forms, places all major mission critical sensory organs close to and around the brain?
Answer: Decision making - enabled by high bandwidth communications and low power processing that fuses and creates useful information from multiple data sensors.
Inspired by biology and enabled by the low power processing and high I/O bandwidth inherent in HyperX technology, Coherent Logix is pioneering a new processor-next-to-the-sensor design approach to create intelligent, self-contained, low power, compact sensor systems.
Fielding these types of sensor systems (acoustic, visual, etc.) takes an unprecedented amount of processing performance in a power, size and weight constrained environment that until now has not been feasible. A solution based on HyperX technology allows previous rack mounted systems to be realized in a battery operated, hand-held form factor. The benefits of HyperX technology in sensor solutions are numerous.
- inherent real-time adaptability
- reconfigurable hardware
- scalable, on demand, processing performance
- low power
- low cost
- rapid time-to-market
Intelligent sensor systems have wide range applications in manufacturing, surveillance, supply chain, medicine, consumer, robotics, etc. Imagine the possibilities…
- Handheld medical devices for emergency and rural medicine.
- Cameras that sees in 3D.
- Autonomous robots.
- Computer vision
- Super-human vision and augmented reality
- Cars so smart that fatalities and bodily injuries from accident are engineered out the driving experience
HyperX Technology is here to help the world make sense out of its data – at lower power and higher performance than ever before.