Pleora Technologies (Ontario, Canada) will soon offer camera and equipment manufacturers a USB3 Vision interface solution. The new video interface option -- like all Pleora's offerings -- will be built upon standard IT platforms, will not require a frame grabber, and will be supported by Pleora's common software development kit, the eBUS SDK.
"Image sensors are outputting data at faster and faster rates and we're seeing more mainstream sensors operating above 1 GigE rates. The upcoming USB3 Vision standard will offer sufficient bandwidth to cover sensors requiring 1-4 Gigabit/s, which provides a good complement to our GigE Vision offerings operating at 1 GigE and 10 GigE," says George Chamberlain, the President of Pleora.
Pleora is a member of the AIA's USB3 Vision Technical and Marketing Committees and plays an active role in the development of the USB3 Vision standard, which is expected to be released late 2012.
Once released, Pleora will finalize its initial designs and bring a fully compliant USB3 Vision video interface, as an OEM board and Intellectual Property, to the market by mid-2013.
According to John Phillips, the Senior Product Manager at Pleora, the company's customers will then have the advantage of one common software development kit for both GigE Vision and USB3 Vision systems as well as a number of shared design tools.
A whitepaper on the USB3 Vision standard is available on the website of the AIA here.
Recent articles about Pleora Technologies from Vision Systems Design.
1. Pleora to demonstrate GigE Vision over wireless at Vision 2012
Engineers at Pleora Technologies (Ontario, Canada) plan to demonstrate a GigE Vision over wireless system at the upcoming Vision 2012 show in Stuttgart, Germany in November.
2. Standard gives machine vision systems a new image: Part I and part II
In this two-part series, Vincent Rowley, system architect at Pleora Technologies and vice-chair of the GigE Vision technical committee, describes the features and capabilities of the GigE Vision standard.
-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design