Embedded World 2018: Allied Vision presents cameras for embedded vision

February 8, 2018 ECD Staff

Allied Vision is participating for the first time as an exhibitor at the international fair for embedded systems, Embedded World 2018, in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, from 27 February to 1 March 2018. In hall 4A, at booth # 531, the camera manufacturer will be presenting live demonstrations of how image processing can be integrated into embedded systems. The highlight of these demonstrations are the camera models of the new Allied Vision 1 product line. It has been specifically designed for embedded vision applications.

Visitors to the trade fair can see the Allied Vision 1 product line with MIPI CSI-2 interface in action, which, connected to an embedded board via an adapter board, simultaneously delivers and implements image optimization features in four different sections (region of interest, or ROI) of a captured image, such as debayering, binning, white balance, contrast enhancement, 12-bit look-up-table, gamma. A second live demonstration shows an application focused on quick identification of faulty parts, e.g., during the production process. A system-on-module with a carrier board form the basis of this embedded application. In addition to the Allied Vision 1 product line, an Allied Vision Mako camera is shown here, which can be integrated into compact systems, thanks to its small format.

At the beginning of January 2018, the new Allied Vision 1 product line was awarded Top Innovation 2018 by the trade journal for image processing, embedded vision and 3D metrology, inVision. The Allied Vision 1 product line gives embedded system developers access to image quality and camera performance previously unattainable for cost and space reasons.

The heart of the new Allied Vision 1 product line is the Alvium technology. It consists of a proprietary chip design optimized for advanced digital image processing. The first camera families based on this platform "powered by Alvium technology" are the 130 and 140 series. Both camera series will be available with MIPI CSI-2 and USB3 Vision interfaces and a wide range of sensors.

In addition to the 1 product line, two other, GigE Vision camera families in the Allied Vision product portfolio offer advantages for use in embedded systems. The Mako camera can be integrated into existing systems, thanks to its small dimensions (60.5 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm) and its numerous input and output control options. It is suitable for use in compact systems with small installation space. The versatile Manta camera offers a range of modular options, including angled head and board level variants that allow the camera to be integrated into almost any application.

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