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Next Generation Video Pipeline (Eindhoven)

Category: Internship jobs (E)

Education Level: Bsc / MSc

Context

Prodrive Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of world-class electronics. It comprises over 1100 employees and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Our organization is mostly based on two groups: Development and Operations. The Development department is oriented at developing first-class electronic, mechanic and software solutions. The operations department is responsible for production, assembly, testing and life-cycle-management of electronic products and systems in the range of 1 to more than a million pieces per year.

Currently, several cameras are designed and produced by Prodrive for a variety of customers. The customers range from traffic enforcement camera’s to intelligent lighting solutions. One of the cameras is a high-end IP camera for the safety and security market featuring 20 Megapixel at 30 frames per second. Such designs challenge available technology to offer enough bandwidth and computing power while being constrained by form factor, thermal footprint and product costs.

The next generation cameras will supersede the current generation in a number of ways which require investigation on both system level as well as understanding low-level details. A minimum subset of features is defined for example 4K and 30Hz imaging. Furthermore light sensitivity (image quality) is one of the key parameters for our cameras.

Assignment

The student will investigate the literature and available video pipelines designs for a new system architectural proposal including their advantages and disadvantages. The architecture requires requirement analysis (partly open for investigation) and results into a video pipeline for both hardware as well as software/firmware (mapping). For the system proposal it is required to investigate technology available at suppliers (e.g. sensors, FPGAs DSPs, SoCs). With the acquired knowledge, a suitable video pipeline (or options) is designed and analyzed. The proposed architecture is evaluated for performance (e.g. quality of output, costs). Ideally the pipeline is modular such that it can be used in various applications like industrial and safety and security.

Deliverables

  • Analysis of current camera video pipeline
  • Current state of the art video pipeline
  • Design for image processing pipeline and hardware requirements
  • Evaluation of next-generation video pipeline

Important note: all our graduation assignments are dependent on time. Please see them as an example of the many great things you can do at Prodrive Technologies. If you have the same passion for technology as we do, we always have an assignment for you!

 

Benefits as a student

Next to the benefits which are true for every Prodriver that are listed below, some special benefits must be highlighted for students. First of all you will be treated as a real Prodriver. Your opinion and ideas will be heard and treated as full. Next to this you will get the chance to work with colleagues with a very high level of knowledge in their field and get the chance to use our world class lab and production facilities for your graduation assignment.

Your benefits

When you are able to prove that you are the perfect fit for our job, you will be rewarded in many ways: you will get the chance to develop yourself as a person, gain extensive knowledge and develop your career in multiple directions. Besides that, you will – naturally – be offered a market competitive salary and outstanding secondary conditions. Your salary growth is in line with your own professional development so it can grow fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder. All this at an employer that has achieved an average annual growth of 25% over the last 20 years!

Organization

There are only few companies in the world of technology which stand out. According to our customers Prodrive Technologies is one of them. Our company was founded in 1993 by technical professionals from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then every year Prodrive Technologies has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept in a young and dynamic organization (average age 28 years). Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of over 1.100 (900 FTE) employees which are highly skilled, highly motivated and focused on results.

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