Unterschleißheim, 10 December 2020 – Mikrotron GmbH announced the product launch of its first EoSens® Creation 2.0XGE smart high-speed camera.
With the new product family EoSens® Creation, Mikrotron combines a high-speed camera with the possibility of image (pre-)processing in real-time and in the camera / at the data source, thus enabling customers to develop new, compact and customized solutions in applications.
Designed for multi-camera industrial automation systems, the EoSens® Creation Series enables engineers to embed their own custom IP into a Mikrotron 2-megapixel 10GigE GenICam compliant camera that has the power to externally stream 10-bit pixel resolution images at 535 frames-per-second (fps) or internally stream 8-bit images at 2,220 fps. EoSens® Creation cameras also offer sensitivity of 20V/Lux @ 550nm to achieve high-contrast, detailed images in low light environments. In addition, the camera's SFP+ connection works with both copper and fiber interfaces, making it possible to install long cable runs using low-cost Ethernet cabling, switches and network interfaces.
Offering an open, scalable framework, Mikrotron EoSens® Creation Series cameras feature an XiLINX Kintex Ultrascale FPGA plus an additional on-board 2GB DDRD of memory. By reducing the linear data flow to the host PC's CPU and therefore supplying additional bandwidth, this design eliminates bottlenecks, accelerates image pre-processing, and unlocks the full potential of the 2MP sensor's resolution and frame rate. This type of architecture is highly suitable in IIoT projects where the goals are to improve operational efficiency and inspection accuracy, increase production speed, and reduce the total cost of system ownership. The camera series uses the standard interface 10GiGE instead of a grabber.
By using XiLINX Vivado Design Suite software the integrator can easily customize FPGA controls, processing, diagnostics, and resource analysis to accelerate time-to-market. An open platform concept provides a clear separation between the basic camera functions and the application IP to assure a straightforward development environment.
Mikrotron recognizes that programming a FPGA requires more than entry-level knowledge of gate architecture and bit level manipulation. To support its customers with the new EoSens® Creation Series, Mikrotron cooperates with global partners who can implement application-oriented programming according to customer requirements.
Basic function streaming camera
- Functionality of a high-speed camera
- Output of image data from max. resolution to ROI up to the performance limit of the interface
- GenICam compliant
- Firmware update in the field
- Fanless, optionally with fan
More information: https://mikrotron.de/en/products/machine-vision-cameras/creation-series