It does not matter, whether space limitations like in mobile devices are present or not or special tasks require innovative image processing solutions with local intelligence. Embedded Vision solutions enjoy a steadily growing popularity. Especially performance improvements of single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, ODROID, etc. additionally boost this trend and make it possible to implement a variety of inspection and identificaion applications.
Embedded Vision systems offer a lot of advantages. They are
- cost-effective, and
For this reason, they are an effective image processing alternative besides the classic PC-based image processing systems and intelligent cameras.
Our Module Kit
Based on the new "BFembedded Interface" we offer a flexible and modular interface concept with suitable Embedded Vision Module Kit. I.e. you can select suitable components for your project, your assembly situation and your connection to the computer from a variety of possibilities. The "BFembedded Interface" provides the following data transfer and communication possibilities:
- 4 digital inputs
- 4 digital outputs
- a UART interface for serial communication
- a I2C two wire serial interface
- USB 3.0
With the "BFembedded Interface" Module Kit you can combine cameras from a wide range of products with different USB 3.0 connection boards, which can be mounted separately from the camera using flex cable extensions. Custom specific connection boards can be developed on request, where no limits are set to imagination. You could think about connection boards to GPU boards, other connectors or different connector orientations, etc.
Embedded Vision products with "BFembedded Interface"
Embedded Vision products without "BFembedded Interface"
About USB 3
The consumer interface USB 3 was introduced in 2010 and is very popular not only for the USB 2.0 backwards compatibility. In the meantime, every new PC hardware is shipped with USB 3. There are several other advantages: the USB 3 interface supports a gross bandwidth of 5000 MBit/s, however, the draft of version 3.1 announced a bandwidth of 10000 MBit/s. A max. cable length of 3.5 m (using consumer cables) is supported (8 m is possible with good cables). The interface is suitable for applications
- with high resolutions,
- high frame rates, and
- short distances between the camera and the processing unit.
Optical cables extend the distance to 100 m. However, this is not expensive, because USB 3 as a consumer interface provides a wide range of cost-effective accessories.
|USB 2.0||USB 3.2 Gen 1||Gigabit Ethernet||Dual Gigabit Ethernet|
|Gross bandwidth [MBit/s]||480||5000||1000||2000|
|Net bandwidth [MB/s]||30||300 + x||120||240|
|Max. cable length [m]||3,5||8
(100 with optical cables)
|Introduction image processing standard||-||2013||2006||2012|