Frame grabbers from BitFlow now support AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

Oct. 23, 2015
BitFlow has announced that its frame grabbers now support workstation graphics processor units (GPU) from both NVIDIA and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
 

BitFlow has announced that its frame grabbers now support workstation graphics processor units (GPU) from both NVIDIA and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

"Following our successful launch of the new BitFlow GPU Direct for Video earlier this year, we are now heralding another advance for our customers who use AMD GPUs,” said Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow. "Compatibility of our frame grabbers with these high-powered GPU designs will help BitFlow continue to dominate the corner of the market where customers are moving large volumes of data, typically with CXP cameras up to 2.5 GB/S, directly to the GPU for processing."

Software extensions co-developed by BitFlow and NVIDIA and AMD bring the processing power of NVIDIA GPU Direct for Video and AMD DirectGMA to BitFlow;s Cyton, Alta, Neon, Karbon, and Axion frame grabbers by enabling integration of the GPUs with the BitFlow Buffer Interface API (BufIn). As a result, Bufln can acquire images and synchronize transfer directly to the memory of AMD GPUs to achieve real-time, zero latency processing.

Without the extension, according to BitFlow, the CPU would need to copy images from a BitFlow or third-party frame grabber’s buffers to GPU buffers, resulting a lengthy delay of wasted cycles, which would impact the quality of machine vision systems, as well as the volume of items that can be inspected per second.

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