Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

TULIPP - Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms

The main objective of the Tulipp project is to provide vision-based system designers with a reference platform (hardware solution, operating system and programming tool chain) for high performance and energy-efficient image processing embedded systems. New standards derived from its reference platform to the industry will be proposed.

Tulipp proposed reference platform will I achieve the definition of:

  • A set of guidelines to select relevant combinations of computing and communication resources to be instantiated in the resulting platform while minimizing energy consumption and reducing development costs and time-to-market;

  • A generic architecture ruling the organization of I/Os, computation, storage resources and management of idle phases with an objective of best utilization of resources;

  • Resource management capabilities to coordinate and dynamically switch computing resources between a state of efficient activity and a state of non-consuming inactivity;

  • Design tools to help the designer with the evaluation of different possible allocations of its application over the heterogeneous architecture and the selection of the most energy efficient solutions.

The four main objectives of the Tulipp project are summarized below:

  • Objective 1: Define a reference platform for low-power image processing applications
  • Objective 2: Instantiate the reference platform through use cases applications
  • Objective 3: Demonstrate and plan improvements of defined key performance indicators
  • Objective 4: Start-up and manage an ecosystem of stakeholder to extend image processing norms




Funded by: European Commision

Program: Horizon 2020

Project duration: 02/2016 - 02/2019

Grant Agreement No: 688403

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