Avnet Silica advances Tattile’s ANPR camera with leading-edge Xilinx technologies
Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, and Tattile, a fast growing technology leader in the development of ANPR hardware and software for embedded-vision systems, teamed up to further develop its Smart City camera technology.
Leveraging products from Xilinx, a world leader in FPGAs and adaptive processing, and its knowhow in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, the distributor helped Tattile develop a highly scalable low- to high-end smart-camera platform with machine learning acceleration for road traffic applications.
Based in Brescia, Northern Italy, Tattile develops advanced Smart City cameras that embed AI capabilities for a range of mobility markets including automatic license plate reading (ALPR) and intelligent transport systems (ITS). In particular, a key market for Tattile is developing Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems for automatic gate and toll systems, vehicle speed and red-light enforcement systems, and vehicle tracking and tunnel safety applications.
A team of field application engineers from Avnet Silica, in conjunction with engineers from Xilinx, worked closely with Tattile to help modify the company’s existing designs and develop a highly scalable low- to high-end smart-camera platform with machine learning acceleration for road traffic applications – all based around Xilinx’s Zynq® UltraScale+™ multiprocessor System-on-Chip devices, which deliver 64-bit processor scalability along with real-time control with soft and hard engines for graphics, video, waveform and packet processing.
“Avnet Silica’s application engineering team in Italy worked hand in hand with Xilinx and our platform design teams to deliver absolutely seamless coordination on this project,” said Corrado Franchi, CEO at Tattile. “The knowhow and the professionalism of the combination of Xilinx and Avnet Silica left a deep impression upon our engineers, not just in terms of cooperation, but also their ability to come up with highly innovative solutions.”
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