Competing in the 2021 Low-Power Computer Vision Challenges?

Receive a FREE Lynsyn Lite to assist you.

Sundance wants to support entrants to the 2021 Low-Power Computer Vision Challenges so we are offering you the chance to receive one of twenty free Lynsyn Lite power measurement utility boards. The Lynsyn Lite will help to make your designs as power-efficient as possible and will be yours to keep after the competition.

If you’re registered for the competition, please send an email to and we’ll send the first 20 to apply a voucher code for a free Lynsyn Lite.

The 2021 competition is now open and includes two tracks:

  1. UAV Video: Track multiple moving objects in video captured by a UAV. Sponsored by Facebook. Visit UAV Video Track for more information, and look at the Sample Solution Repo to get a better understanding of the format your submissions should follow.
  2. FPGA Detection: Perform object detection using a field programming gate array. Sponsored by Xilinx. Visit the FPGA Detection Track for more information.

Good luck to all of the teams entering the competition!

The Lynsyn Lite measures the power usage of individual sections of source code deployed in embedded and customized low-energy computing (CLEC) systems. It connects over JTAG to non-intrusively sample the program counters of the system processors and correlate the power measurements with the source code, mapping consumption samples to application actions. A sampling frequency of up to 10kHz is used.

Lynsyn Lite features three sensors that measure both current and voltage and, although it has been designed to primarily support application power profiling primarily of systems based on ARM Cortex A9, A53 and A57 cores, there is no need to purchase a separate JTAG pod as it is a replacement for the Xilinx Platform Cable USB-II and can, therefore, also be used as a generic JTAG programming device with the Xilinx Vivado tool suite and a remotely controlled current/voltage meter over USB. Lynsyn Lite is compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems and includes open-source software that both samples and visualizes measurement results.

  • Using the Lynsyn Lite to measure the power usage of each section of source code in a system is simple.
  • 3 sensors that measure both current and voltage.
  • Correlates power measurements with source code by sampling program counters over JTAG
  • Up to 10kHz sampling frequency.
  • JTAG sampling supports ARM Cortex A cores (currently A9, A53 and A57).
  • Can be used as a remotely controlled current/voltage meter.
  • Can be used as a generic USB JTAG programmer with Xilinx Vivado tools.
  • Includes open source software that samples and visualises the results.

The software and all information on using it with the Lynsyn Lite can be found in the Lynsyn wiki here. 

Please note that the offer is only available for entrants competing in the 2021 Low Power Computer Vision Challenges and is for non-commercial use.