Bookmark and Share

Laser Munich: Enabling Efficient Embedded Vision

May 15, 2019 - At the upcoming Laser World of Photonics show, Vision Components presents its current line-up of tried-and-tested hardware and software solutions for image processing OEMs including various recently added products. All-new VC-MIPI camera modules, for instance, are designed to connect to Raspberry Pi, 96Boards and many other makes of CPU boards. These ultra-compact, industrial-standard PCBs enable efficient implementations of multi-camera set-ups e.g. in smart city or other novel applications. The products are immediately available for delivery – with short lead times, in large quantities, and at consumer prices. High-performance CMOS sensors from Sony's Pregius series have been integrated in VC-Z embedded vision systems, enabling them to achieve outstanding frame rates, for example 88 fps at resolutions up to 3.2 MP or 174 fps at 1.6 MP. In addition, all VCnanoZ cameras are optionally available with application-specific LED lighting integrated in the standard housing.

The latest embedded laser profiler is also on exhibit. With this product, Vision Components' proprietary ambient light suppression technology enables measurements even under difficult lighting conditions up to 100,000 lux, making the laser profiler even more reliable. Like all VC-Z products, the laser profiler also features a Xilinx Zynq module, a System-on-Chip (SoC) with an integrated FPGA that handles all 3D data computations for these models. A 2x866MHz ARM processor is also part of the system and allows for free programming to cover application-specific tasks such as gray value analysis. This enables additional testing tasks to be performed in 2D.

Vision Components at Laser World of Photonics
Munich, 24 – 27 June 2019
Hall A2, Booth 113/4

About Vision Components

Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company throughout the world in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras that are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware, or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications – including, amongst others, tasks in quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides software libraries for many applications such as motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.