Embedded vision

Embedded vision systems offer improved processing power with reduced power consumption, small footprint and lower system costs, providing an ideal platform for applications in artificial intelligence, production engineering, and the sciences as well as for more routine image processing tasks. The overview below highlights key characteristics of the embedded vision components offered by The Imaging Source:

Embedded Vision - Advantages

Machine vision systems have traditionally relied on external industrial PCs, which are often bulky and expensive. But the advent of fast and power-efficient processing boards (e.g., Systems on Module - SOMs), as well as advances in machine learning and sensor technology, have made embedded vision systems more accessible than ever before. Embedded vision systems acquire, control and process image data without an external computer and therefore require much less space than traditional machine vision systems. The low SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost) of embedded vision systems means that almost any application can benefit from the power of machine vision technology. The Imaging Source offers system developers a broad portfolio of embedded vision products - from embedded development kits for initial prototypes to board cameras for market-ready applications:

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  • MIPI CSI-2 board cameras:
    These board cameras feature The Imaging Source's proprietary 28-pin interface, offering system engineers maximum design flexibility.

  • FPD-Link III board cameras:
    The Imaging Source's board cameras with an FPD-Link III interface offer the full functionality of MIPI CSI-2 board cameras while also allowing for cable lengths of up to 15m.

  • FPD-Link III Industrial Cameras with IP67 Housing:
    Equipped with an FPD-Link III interface, these robust industrial cameras are are fully IP6K6 & IP6K7 / ISO 20653 compliant and allow cable lengths of up to 15m.

  • Embedded Development Kits:
    Embedded development kits for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™, NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ and Raspberry Pi 4 platforms are ideal for rapid prototyping.

  • Adapter boards:
    Adapter boards allow embedded vision systems' compact computing units (typically a SOM) to communicate with other hardware devices.

  • Software:
    The Imaging Source provides extensive software support for MIPI CSI-2 and FPD-Link III cameras for the NVIDIA® Jetson™ and Raspberry Pi 4B platforms. The software can be divided into three categories: System images, driver packages, and GStreamer modules for image data acquisition and processing.

  • Accessories:
    The Imaging Source offers cables, power supplies and lenses for embedded vision products.

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, video converters and embedded vision components for factory automation, quality assurance, medicine, science, security and a variety of other markets.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, MIPI interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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