Take part in the ‘Eye on Intelligence’ design challenge

element14, in partnership with AMD, has launched the ‘Eye on Intelligence’ design challenge. This competition invites participants to develop an embedded vision project using a development kit based on AMD’s Zynq-7000TM SoC devices.

Embedded vision is becoming a vital component in numerous projects, influencing skill sets, technical innovation, and product development. AMD’s adaptive SoCs and FPGAs are perfect for creating embedded visual intelligence systems. This challenge provides developers with a prime opportunity to enhance their embedded vision skills by using the AMD Zynq-7000TM SoC-based development kit.

Fifteen selected participants will receive a Digilent Arty Z7 (P/N 410-346-20) development platform, which is designed around the AMD Zynq-7000TM SoC, at no cost. To compete for prizes, participants must document their design process and the results of their embedded vision projects, ensuring the kit is integral to the final project. The competition encourages creative use of the FPGA components and innovative applications of AMD’s adaptive SoC technology.

Example tasks for the competition include, but are not limited to:

  • Facial Recognition Signage
  • ANPR Registration Plate Monitoring System
  • Object Classification
  • Object Sorting System

This initiative is a fantastic opportunity for developers to showcase their ingenuity and technical prowess while advancing their knowledge and application of embedded vision technology.

“This design challenge is a great opportunity for developers to push the boundaries of embedded vision technology using AMD’s adaptive SoCs and FPGAs,” said Andreea Teodorescu, Global Director of Product Marketing & element14 Community. “We’re excited to see the groundbreaking projects our participants will create and how they will leverage the AMD Zynq-7000TM SoC to drive advancements in machine learning and AI-powered applications.”

The grand prize includes a Multicomp Pro MP720025 Digital Oscilloscope and a Multicomp Pro MP710082 Bench Power Supply, with a combined value of approximately $900. The runner-up prize consists of a Multicomp Pro MP720857 Handheld Oscilloscope and a Tenma 72-2660 Handheld DC Power Supply, valued at around $380. Lastly, the finisher prize is a Multicomp Pro MP781004 Handheld Digital Multimeter.

Applications are open now until 17 July. The 15 selected challengers will have until 25 October to complete their projects and blog entries. Winners will be announced in October 2024.

To learn more about the design challenge and enter the competition, please visit