System targets machine vision

Louise Smyth

ADL Embedded Solutions has launched a PCI Express system in the PC/104 format for rugged, small form factor designs that use the CoaXPress (CXP) machine vision protocol.

The ADLVIS-1660 is a dual channel CXP-6 (6.25 Gbit/s) board solution designed for military and industrial applications.

The 1.25Gbyte/s of effective camera bandwidth is suited to high-performance imaging applications and it is specifically designed to address the needs of high-speed machine vision, security and surveillance, hyperspectral imaging for agricultural, scientific and industrial uses, military EOIR, very high-resolution line-scan image acquisition, and high frame-rate motion analysis and recording.

CoaXPress is an asymmetric high-speed point to point serial communication standard for the transmission of video and still images, scalable over single or multiple coaxial cables. It has a high speed downlink of up to 6.25Gbps per cable for video, images and data, plus a lower speed, 20Mbps uplink for communications and control. Power is also available over the cable (Power-over-Coax) and cable lengths of greater than 100m may be achieved.

The ADLVIS-1660 is comprised of a PCIe/104 multi-board stack including CXP-6 module, Intel i7-4700EQ quad-core processor and embedded ATX 150W power supply.

The ADLVIS-1660 includes small outline coaxial cabling for DIN1.0/2.3 connectors optimised for SFF embedded use. It supports PoCXP, is GENICAM compliant and includes Euresys Memento event logging for efficient application software development.

A second CXP-6 module can easily be added to support four 1xCXP-6 cameras or two 2xCXP-6 cameras.

“The ADLVIS-1660 brings the benefits of high-performance CXP-6 to many rugged use scenarios previously neglected, including MIL-STD applications. Its ability to provide power and data at CXP-6 speeds up to 40 meters and CXP-3 up to 100 metres is truly ground-breaking for these environments,” said Martin Kristof, Managing Director of ADL Embedded Solutions.