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SIFT hardware accelerator for smartphones

asked 2012-12-09 09:33:30 -0500

updated 2012-12-09 10:02:04 -0500

AlexanderShishkov gravatar image

Hello, I'm a fresh graduate electronics engineer and I've an experience on computer vision.I want to ask if it's feasible to make a hardware accelerator of SIFT algorithm - or any other openCV algorithms - to be used on smartphones instead of the current software implementation?

What are the advantages (much low computation, lower power, more complex applications will appear, ... ) and the disadvantages(isn't better than the current software implementation, ...)?

Do you have an insight of that?


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answered 2012-12-09 09:44:05 -0500

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Yes, AFAIK there are chips (FPGAs I think) that can compute different kinds of visual features including SIFT in hardware. A google search might yield more information.

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