- April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021 - With the introduction of a new series of high-speed cameras starting with a 2-megapixel 10GigE GenICam model, Mikrotron is now enabling engineers to embed their own custom IP (image processing algorithm) into an integrated Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA that manages the camera's image stream. As a result of this breakthrough design, the camera significantly reduces network congestion, latencies and CPU workloads while improving response times.
The new Mikrotron EoSens Creation 2.0XGE camera captures and processes a stream of full HD images at up to 2240 frames-per-second (fps) in real-time, plus is able to transmit up to 535 fps with full resolution via a 10GigE interface. Ideal for custom target applications, the camera empowers users to directly implement algorithms and functions into its FPGA to decrease the downstream complexity of the imaging system, therefore enabling the user to develop solutions with clear differentiation to competitors. Additionally, the result is a highly integrated imaging and processing system, which reduces overall system costs.
The EoSens Creation 2.0XGE employs an open platform concept to provide a clear separation between the basic camera functions and the custom application IP to assure a straightforward environment to develop custom solutions employing their own code or third-party libraries. User-defined inspection programs are easily built and tested without the need of a custom cross-compiler or board support package.
"The Creation camera series design is consistent with the goals of modern imaging that call for greater customization, flexibility and scalability," said Steve Ferrell, director of business development, Americas for Mikrotron. "System integrators and OEMs can now take advantage of the camera component as an integral part of the imaging compute solution."
Among their many benefits, Mikrotron EoSens Creation cameras offer sensitivity of 20V/Lux @ 550nm to achieve high-contrast, detailed images in low light environments. The SFP+ connection works with both copper and fiber interfaces, making it possible to install long cable runs using low-cost Ethernet cabling, switches and network interfaces.