Stefan Olsson, FLIR Systems AB
As a manufacturer of long-range infrared surveillance systems, FLIR strives to deliver high-quality video. FLIR views its image enhancement algorithms as an important IP and is constantly working on improvements within this field. Recently, FLIR has released a new infrared HD-camera for long-range surveillance that incorporates a new video processing platform based on the latest-generation FPGA. With the aim of simplifying the development of new algorithms and making more efficient use of resources, FLIR decided to write parts of the algorithms in MATLAB® and generating code using HDL Coder™. This presentation discusses FLIR’s experiences with using HDL Coder as a part of a streamlined project model and shows some of the results regarding code efficiency, reusability, and modularity.