Vision providers partner for development of GigE Vision systems

Vision providers Silicon Software, Pleora Technologies, and Framos partner for development of GigE Vision systems

Silicon Software, Pleora Technologies, and Framos have collaborated to offer components and engineering services for developing GigE Vision-based camera systems with embedded image processing. An iPORT NTx-Pro IP engine, a video transmitter from Pleora Technologies, is combined with a Silicon Software vision processor module. Individual image processing functions can be designed using VisualApplets, a graphical FPGA programming environment, or can be selected from off-the-shelf image processing libraries. For sensor selection and integration, and for creation of customized functionality, Framos offers its engineering services.
Silicon Software
Mannheim, Germany

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In collaboration with Pleora Technologies and Framos, Silicon Software now offers tailored components and engineering services to develop, with quick turnaround times, GigE Vision-based camera systems with embedded programmable image processing functions.

An iPORT NTx-Pro video transmitter from Pleora is paired with a Silicon Software vision processor module. Individual image processing functions can be designed using VisualApplets, a graphical FPGA programming environment, or can be selected from off-the-shelf image processing libraries. For sensor selection and integration, and for creation of customized functionality, the highly respected engineering services of Framos are available.

This unique combination of components and services provides, for the first time, a development capability tailored to the creation of pre-programmed and user-programmable GigE Vision compliant smart cameras, where image processing is performed on a powerful FPGA platform.

Image processing modules are available off-the-shelf to meet a variety of requirements. Furthermore, the scalability of the processing system makes it possible to implement customized functionality, from sensor-specific functions such as image corrections and high-quality Bayer color reconstruction, to application-related functions such as 3-D laser triangulation and color classification. The FPGA-based hardware platform guarantees that images are processed and transmitted in real-time, even with high-speed sensors.

Distribution of all components and services are offered by Framos.

About Silicon Software:
Silicon Software GmbH, located in Mannheim/Germany, is a manufacturer of intelligent pre-processing solutions based on reprogrammable FPGA technology for machine vision applications. The hard- and software products are designed for flexibility, easy handling and performance featuring user programmable FPGA technology.

About Framos
Since 30 years, FRAMOS GmbH serves customers in the field of industrial image processing. “Teaching machines to see” is what drives us. It defines our three areas of business:
Imaging Products – Image sensors, cameras, modules, image acquisition components, optics, filters, cables, lighting and software,
Engineering Support – Development support for cameras, modules and software,
Imaging Solutions – Customized image processing solutions for your application

About Pleora
Pleora Technologies Inc. pioneered the use of Gigabit Ethernet for real-time video connectivity and revolutionized industrial imaging. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers networked video connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications. Working with its rich portfolio of video networking elements, Pleora partners with customers to tailor solutions to their individual needs, from definition to deployment, with full integration support.

SOURCE: Silicon Software GmbH

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