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PCI Express Add-in Card Allows for 16 Simultaneous Video Surveillance Channels

12 September 2017

The BrainChip Accelerator add-in board. Source: BrainchipThe BrainChip Accelerator add-in board. Source: BrainchipBrainChip Holdings Ltd. has introduced its hardware acceleration board that increases the speed and accuracy of the object recognition function of BrainChip Studio software by up to six times and increases simultaneous surveillance video channels of a system to 16 per card.

The BrainChip Accelerator eight-lane, PCI-Express add-in card consumer is low-power and can be installed into existing video surveillance systems without upgrading power systems or thermal management, according to BrainChip.

The BrainChip Studio software helps law enforcement and intelligence organizations rapidly identify objects in large amounts of achieved or live streaming video. With multiple video streams playing simultaneously, the add-in card allows for faster video search, a higher probability of object recognition and lower total cost of ownership, BrainChip says.

The Accelerator add-in card uses six cores in a Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field programmable gate array (FPGA), where each core performs fast, user-defined image scaling, spike generation and spiking neural network comparison to recognize objects. The card is compatible with both Windows and Linux computing platforms.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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