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Stable, predictable and reproducible latency with CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

In a lot of machine vision applications it is important to know the exact time at which a camera records its image. For example if a strobe light is used, the camera should record when the strobe is on and not when the strobe is off! This is done via accurate triggering of the camera.

Another situation where latency or accurate triggering is important is if multiple cameras are being used. To be able to relate images with each other and to construct for example 3D images from a set of 2D images, such as with 3D All Optical Inspection (3D-AOI), it is necessary that the images are recorded at exactly the same time. This is especially true if the object of interest is moving along your inspection machine.

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Topics: Interface Technology

The interoperability of CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

The whole idea of an interface standard is that systems from various manufacturers work without any problem together. In the case of a vision system this should especially be true for the camera – cable – frame grabber combination.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology

CoaXPress cameras and frame grabbers everywhere at Vision 2016 Stuttgart

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

First of all a thank you to all who visited our booth!

Vision 2016 was a success (almost 10,000 visitors!) and we had a lot of attention for our demonstrations and cameras. Our machine vision CoaXPress multi-camera demo with four N-5A100/CXP and one S-25A80/CXP is featured on the Vision 2016 preliminary concluding report.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology, New Adimec Products

First 12.5 giga-bit-per-second CoaXPress 2.0 products expected end of 2017

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The formation of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard is nearly completed and the final draft should be ready in the first quarter of next year such that the release candidate can be finalized during the spring international vision standards meeting, after which the formal voting period will start. The first certified products can then be expected approximately at the end of 2017.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

How to select CoaXPress cables for machine vision and multi-camera systems

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Oct 4, 2016

The continued adoption of CoaXPress in machine vision inspection and metrology systems is partially due to the higher video data rates enabled.  But in multi-camera systems, the smaller more flexible cables are an advantage to fit in tight spaces and enable moving heads. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

More CoaXPress frame grabber options and other accessories to enable fastest data rates

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Sep 9, 2016

As the adoption of CoaXPress continues to grow in machine vision and global security systems, more and more cameras and frame grabbers have come on the market.  The majority of system designers are making the move to CoaXPress to take advantage of ever faster CMOS image sensors, to reduce cabling constraints present with Camera Link or USB 3.0, or to prepare for easy future upgrades. Here we share product updates from some of the CoaXPress frame grabber manufacturers in alphabetic order.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 2

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

In our previous blog we analyzed the image data transport from the generation at the pixel level up to the transport via the CoaXPress cable towards the frame grabber as part of understanding the data rate required for the imaging system and where the limitations may be. Here we will analyze the data transport through the frame grabber to the host computer. In this part you will find the answer to the question: what is the influence of the frame grabber and host computer on the frame rate of the camera? 

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 1

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

Before an image from a vision system can be stored or processed in a host computer, it already has passed several other processing and transport steps. In this two part article we will clarify the data flow and show you how you can get an estimate how the data rate correlates with the frame rate. We will also provide some tips on how to discover the data rate limiting factor in your vision system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology, Sensor Technology

What should I take into account when choosing a camera for my imaging system?

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 5, 2016

Cameras can be found in various types and configurations. But which camera will fit your application best? In this blog we will discuss some of the more important choices that have to be made when choosing “the best” camera for your measurement and inspection system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Moving from Camera Link to CoaXPress – The Simplicity of CoaXPress

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Mar 9, 2016

CoaXPress is gaining momentum in machine vision (and healthcare and global security systems) because of its advantages that go beyond just data-bandwidth.  If you are looking to upgrade your imaging system and currently use Camera Link cameras (and even if you use something else or building a new system), here are some considerations.

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Topics: Interface Technology