- February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 - congatec – a vendor of standardized and customized embedded computer boards and modules – is expanding its embedded vision offering with a solution platform for the NXP i.MX 8 processor series. The application-ready ARM platform integrates all components required for MIPI camera support on the board, allowing plug & play connection of camera technology from embedded vision partners such as Basler. As the 3.5 inch based platform is modular and based on the SMARC standard, OEMs can customize performance and implement their system solutions based on an ecosystem of off-the-shelf components. The congatec Embedded Vision Platform is designed for embedded vision applications such as automated checkout systems in retail, surveillance and access control systems in facility management, industrial inspection systems for quality assurance, augmented reality for maintenance, and image processing in mobile and portable medical technology. In addition, interactive GUIs also benefit from the application-ready Embedded Vision Platform, as they increasingly integrate gesture and voice control and optionally also employ artificial intelligence.
Thanks to a standardized SMARC Computer-on-Module connector, the processor performance is scalable on demand and can be adapted to the requirements of the specific application. congatec currently offers 12 different processor module variants from the NXP i.MX 8 processor series, ranging from the i.MX 8 to the i.MX 8M Mini. I/Os can also be adapted more thanks to the modular concept. Since the camera drivers are integrated into the BSP of the vision kit, the platform can be implemented without any hardware-related programming effort. This allows customers to start directly with embedded vision system development.