Vision HDL Toolbox
Design image processing, video, and computer vision systems for FPGAs and ASICs
Vision HDL Toolbox™ provides pixel-streaming algorithms for the design and implementation of vision systems on FPGAs and ASICs. It provides a design framework that supports a diverse set of interface types, frame sizes, and frame rates, including high-definition (1080p) video. The image processing, video, and computer vision algorithms in the toolbox use an architecture appropriate for HDL implementations.
The toolbox algorithms are designed to generate readable, synthesizable code in VHDL® and Verilog® (with HDL Coder™). The generated HDL code can process 1080p60 in real time.
Toolbox capabilities are available as MATLAB® System objects™ and Simulink® blocks.
Example Hardware Subsystems
Get started with example subsystems that show hardware implementation techniques for vision processing algorithms. All are ready to generate Verilog or VHDL using HDL Coder.
Start building your automated driving system with hardware-proven subsystems for lane detection, pothole detection, and stereo disparity computation.
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Get started building your own image conditioning hardware using examples of noise removal, gamma correction, and histogram implementations.
Vision Processing IP Blocks
Intellectual property (IP) blocks in Vision HDL Toolbox provide efficient hardware implementations for computationally intensive streaming algorithms that are often implemented in hardware, enabling you to accelerate the design of image and video processing subsystems.
Hardware-Accelerated Vision Processing
Model and simulate efficient hardware implementations of vision processing algorithms, such as conversions, filtering, morphology, and statistics. Then use HDL Coder to generate synthesizable VHDL or Verilog RTL.
Built-In Hardware Data Management
Use Vision HDL Toolbox blocks to automatically manage streaming input data, such as control signals, region-of-interest (ROI) windows, and line buffers. Use HDL Coder to generate VHDL or Verilog RTL for the control functionality you model and simulate.
Hardware Implementation Utilities
Build your own hardware data management functionality with utility blocks such as line buffers, region-of-interest (ROI) selectors, pixel stream FIFOs and aligners, and control signal bus creators.
Verification Using Frame-Based Algorithms
Connect frame-based algorithms and test benches to streaming hardware implementations for efficient verification.
Conversion Between Frames and Pixels
Convert full-frame video to a stream of pixels with control signals for processing in hardware. Then convert the streaming hardware output to frames for verification against your golden reference algorithm.
FPGA, ASIC, and SoC Deployment
Easily target your vision processing application to FPGA hardware for testing with live video input and reuse the same models for production deployment.
Prototype Platform with Live Video Input
Prototype your vision processing application by downloading the Computer Vision System Toolbox™ Support Package for Xilinx® Zynq®-Based Hardware and using HDL Coder and Embedded Coder® to generate code from your MATLAB or Simulink implementation.
Use HDL Coder to generate high-quality, target-independent RTL and AXI interfaces from your hardware subsystem models.
Image Pyramid Example
Generate resized pixel streams from an input pixel stream
FAST Corner Detection Example
Detect corners using the features-from-accelerated-segment test (FAST) algorithm