Camera incorporates preprocessing on FPGA

FEBRUARY 19, 2009--The new CameraLink Pixel Professor MV-D1024E-PP01-40-CL camera is designed to perform real-time image preprocessing.

Feb 19th, 2009

FEBRUARY 19, 2009--The new CameraLink Pixel Professor MV-D1024E-PP01-40-CL camera is designed to perform real-time image preprocessing. Built-in image-preprocessing hardware (FPGA) in the camera eliminates reliance on specialized frame grabbers or other hardware accelerators and also reduces load on the vision system computer CPU. The camera is based on the MV-D1024E-40-CL camera and offers a wide dynamic range of 120 dB with LinLog, global shutter, region of interest (ROI), multiple ROI, decimation, and other features. For those users without FPGA programming experience, the Pixel Professor Lab graphical user interface allows any user to set up image preprocessing operators with a few mouse clicks on the computer. The Pixel Professor Lab is free of charge. The camera supports all common image-preprocessing operations in pipelined processors.
Photonfocus
Lachen, Switzerland
www.photonfocus.com

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PRESS RELEASE

New Pixel Professor camera with on-camera image pre-processing

With the new Camera Link Pixel Professor camera MV-D1024E-PP01-40-CL Photonfocus is able to present to you a camera which is aimed at all customers who need real time image pre-processing on the camera. With in-built image pre-processing hardware (FPGA) in the camera reliance on specialised frame grabbers or other hardware accelerators is removed. Another major advantage of performing image pre-processing on the camera results in a dramatic reduction of the vision system computer CPU load. As a consequence the vision system can run faster or use more sophisticated algorithms in the same time period producing better results.

The image pre-processing hardware in the new Pixel Professor camera is based on FPGA technology. The FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) used in the camera can be flexibly reprogrammed with new image pre-processing operators and allows for a real time image pre-processing with almost "zero" latency.

The new Pixel Professor camera is based on the well known MV-D1024E-40-CL camera, thus offering all well known and advanced camera features like a wide dynamic range of 120dB with LinLog, Global Shutter, ROI - Region of Interest, Multiple ROI, Decimation etc.

The new Pixel Professor camera is aimed at all Machine Vision users, even the ones not having any knowledge about how to program FPGAs. For this Photonfocus is able to offer their clients the Pixel Professor Lab, a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows any user to set up his image pre-processing operators with just a few mouse clicks on the computer. The Pixel Professor Lab comes for free; neither royalties nor any additional fee needs will be charged.

The new Pixel Professor camera supports all common image pre-processing operations in pipelined processors as for example Median 3x3, Convolver, etc.

Customers wanting to implement their own image pre-processing algorithms on the camera's FPGA should contact Photonfocus in order to further discuss this possibility.


Contact:
Photonfocus AG
Bahnhofplatz 10
8853 Lachen SZ
Switzerland
Telephone: 0041 55 451 00 00
Fax: 0041 55 451 00 01
E-mail: sales@photonfocus.com
Web: www.photonfocus.com

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