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Allied Vision Vimba software now supports ARM-Platform

September 152014

September 15, 2014 - Allied Vision Technologies released version 1.3 of Vimba SDK Software Development Kit.

Vimba 1.3 expands the platform support to ARMv7. ARM systems are increasingly popular as a simple, compact and cost-effective host for machine vision systems. Vimba 1.3 also supports OpenMP, nearly utilizing the full capabilities of multiprocessor systems to speed up image conversions.

Development on ARM platforms is particularly convenient with Vimba thanks to platform-independent APIs for C and C++ and the support of cross-platform development. Users can easily program and test their application on a Linux-based PC and compile it for their ARM system, shortening development time. AVT provides prepared Makefiles and an Application Note for cross-compiling from Linux/x86 to Linux/ARM.

Vimba 1.3 for ARM supports soft-float and hard-float platforms. It has been tested on the ODROID-XU, PandaBoard and BeagleBone Black boards, as well as the Operating systems Ubuntu 12.04 hard-float,  Ubuntu 11.10 soft-float and Angstrom hard-float.

Vimba 1.3 is GenICam compliant and compatible with all major image-processing libraries. Vimba 1.3 is available free of charge for download on the AVT Website.

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