JULY 16--Robotic Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI; Canton, MA; www.rvsi.com) has introduced Visionscape 4000, a new series of high-performance, embedded vision processor boards. The 4000 series features three times greater processing speed than previous generations and capitalizes on RVSI's Visionscape software already used in a broad range of semiconductor applications.
The key to Visionscape 4000's enhanced performance is a high-speed, on-board CPU coupled with RVSI's vision processing acceleration ASIC designed specifically for machine vision. The ASIC allows Visionscape 4000 to completely off-load the host PC and PCI bus from all vision-related tasks. It simultaneously provides vision acceleration to the embedded on-board CPU to perform operations including image acquisition, vision processing, I/O communications, and display.
Visionscape 4000 delivers the functionality of a complete vision system in a single PCI bus slot of a host PC running Windows NT/2000 and Windows XP Pro. The boards feature a flexible camera interface, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of machine vision cameras. Multiple boards, each dedicated to different or cooperating inspection tasks can be used inside a single host PC to provide a true multiprocessing configuration.