Learn more about machine vision! In our knowledge base we are explaining key technical terms about image processing. We give you an overview to topics like 3D machine vision or the established standards like CameraLink, GigE Vision or GenICam.
As vision systems evolve, we tend to see more cameras per system,
faster data rates and the use of network technology between the
camera and PC. All these factors increase demands on the cabling and
poor cabling or incorrect network switches can have serious effects.
In imaging and machine vision selecting the right cable can be an important consideration. A wide range of technical requirements, including
mechanical, thermal or chemical impacts, have to be considered. The following table gives a short overview of the most common cabling
specifications used for imaging and available from STEMMER IMAGING.
Camera manufacturers include a wide range of functions in their
products to meet the increasing demands of the industrial market.
Some of the key camera characteristics and common features are
discussed in this section.
Interfacing cameras to computers for image processing has changed
significantly in the last few years. In recent years the industry put a lot of
effort into standardisation and several standards such as CameraLink,
DCAM/IIDC and GigE Vision emerged. In addition GenICam has been approved,
offering genuine ‘plug and play’ functionality for industrial vision cameras.
CameraLink HS has a long history even though the standard itself is
young. With the ever increasing camera speeds "classic" CameraLink
standard is not able to scale easily beyond 850 MB/s, so another new
interface was needed to meet the needs of ever higher bandwidths at
the same or even lower cost.