When Gigabit Ethernet, USB3 or now CoaXPress at 25Gbit/sec allow simple and cheap data transfer over long distances, these technology became interesting for machine vision too.
Sensor to image developed and offers a scalable solution based on:
- Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision® → GEV
- USB3, USB3 Vision® → U3V
- CoaXPress® → CXP
There are 3 baseboards for each technology around, which serve in the frame grabber section as PC interfaces, but which can be used as camera baseboards as well. These boards are available as:
- for GEV, U3V and CXP device implementation
- as camera or universal transmitter device, so call STREAMING DEVICE
- as, so called, PASSIVE DEVICE, to serve for control purpose like a GEN<i>CAM based trigger box or light barrier
- as a universal communication module
For these hard- and software technologies there are not only custom specific CCD- or CMOS FPGA cores around but standard input adapters to support analog or CameraLink cameras, but also interfaces for VGA or DVI video sources.
For developers, who want to build their own GEN<i>CAM DEVICE based on the Sensor to Image GEV, U3V or CXP communication board there are FPGA IP-Cores and reference designs available, which demonstrates usage of the resources products.