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Welcome to the EMVA newsletter! Each month it provides hands-on information on machine vision in Europe and the world. Find out about the latest projects of the EMVA, innovative products, what’s going on in the machine vision industry and interesting events.
EMVA General Secretary
Conference attendees and exhibitors are very convinced of the 2nd edition of EVE
Embedded Vision Europe Conference was great success
The 2nd edition of Embedded Vision Europe conference (EVE) closed on Friday, 25th October, at the ICS Stuttgart with a fully booked attendance of participants from 23 countries. The event has brought top-notch speakers from companies like Intel, NVIDIA, Micron, Pleora and others to Stuttgart.
Embedded VISION Europe 2019 is the leading conference in Europe focusing exclusively on the areas of this disruptive technology and organized by the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), supported by Messe Stuttgart, the organizer and host of the biennial VISION international trade fair. Read more ›
Photonics and Machine Vision: Going Deep into Integration
European Machine Vision Forum –
Research met Industry in Lyon
“Deep learning is not enough – overall system optimization is necessary.”
This headline summarizes the conclusion of the 4th European Machine Vision Forum, where research and industry met in Lyon from September 5 to 6, 2019.
In tune with the region around Lyon with Grenoble and St. Etienne, the main topic was the integration of photonics and machine vision: “Photonics and Machine Vision: Going Deep into Integration”.
The starting point for this main topic was a glimpse into nature. Over millions of years, biological vision systems have emerged which not only have a tremendous ability to learn, but have also evolved very different types of visual systems adapted to the task in terms of spatial resolution, spectral sensitivity, colour vision, motion perception and response time. Read more and watch the video statements ›
Become an EMVA 1288 Expert
EMVA offers Certification on Two Levels
User Level for base knowledge about the standard and expert level to perform own EMVA 1288 measurements.
For almost ten years release 3 of the EMVA 1288 standard has been available for an objective and application-oriented characterization of industrial cameras and is being used worldwide. Today the rapid and error-free development of new cameras is no longer conceivable without accompanying EMVA 1288 measurement. OEM customers can use the EMVA 1288 parameters to realistically and precisely define the requirements for customer-specific image sensor development. Distributors, system developers and end customers also use EMVA 1288 to select the best camera based on the requirements of an application. Read more ›
EMVA welcomes new member
Inspekto AMV Ltd.
Inspekto Autonomous Machine Vision systems are designed to put the Machine Vision market on a one-way course, replacing existing expert-centric solutions by ready-to-go out-of-the-box QA systems put at the very hands of the industrial plant QA manager.
Inspekto S70 driven by the Plug & Inspect™ technology, is the world’s first ever Autonomous Machine Vision system – an expert-less high affordability platform for quick and friction-less installation of visual quality inspection on the production-line, specifically designed to enhance per-line profitability and overall plant optimization. Read more ›
EMVA welcomes new member
Perception Park GmbH
Perception Park is an Austrian company passionate about Hyperspectral Imaging. The company’s main focus is on generic and configurable hyperspectral data processing solutions for industrial inline applications. We are committed to delivering the highest performance, extendibility and compatibility. Our plugin concept means that new devices, such as cameras, can be quickly supported. This gives our customers freedom, independence and individuality in their development activities and opens up endless possibilities for new applications, while saving development time and money. Our systems are well established in food processing, pharmaceutical, recycling and mining industries.
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EMVA welcomes new member
V- Optics designs, manufactures and sells sensors and measurement systems enable to characterize light reflective and transparent surfaces. The proposed solutions are based on phase shifting deflectometry technology.
V-Optics developed a set of sensors and equipment for several applications used in various industries. Read more ›
FRAMOS’ AI Vision Spin-off is Now, “cubemos”
The FRAMOS® Group is announcing that its spin-off FRAMOS AI will become cubemos. The cubemos entity focuses on Deep Learning and AI development, helping industrial customers to integrate leading-edge AI vision solutions.
cubemos designs and implements proximal edge applications with AI functionality, providing innovative software solutions and products around imaging and AI. The Munich based company, as part of FRAMOS Holdings, helps customers to benefit from AI implementations in real-time applications like retail, infrastructure, transport, mobility, and industrial automation. cubemos has firmly established itself in the market, and has launched the Skeleton SDK as their first in-house software product. Read more ›
KAPPA optronics: New faces, new roles
Dr. Sven Ehrich Takes Over Leadership of Kappa R&D and Project Management. Axel Zimmer To Lead New “Portfolio Planning and Product Management” Department.
As of 1 June, Dr. Sven Ehrich has been named the new CTO of Kappa optronics GmbH.
Ehrich, a mathematician, brings experience in sensor development, project management, and development management to the position, most recently having served as Director of R&D at Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA in Duderstadt.
Also an avid basketball player, at Kappa optroncis GmbH he will bring his skills as a team player to the leadership squad where he will be responsible for the R&D and project management areas, further expanding and developing them for the company’s future development. Read more ›
PROPHESEE announces closing of $28M funding round
Prophesee SA, inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision system, today announced it has closed $28 million in funding, bringing its total funding to date to $68 million.
Led by the European Investment Bank, the round also includes staged investments from commercial backers, including Prophesee’s existing investors such as iBionext, 360 Capital Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Supernova Invest as well as undisclosed investors.
The latest round builds on the $40 million Prophesee has successfully raised since its creation, and will allow it to accelerate the industrialization of the company’s revolutionary bio-inspired technology. Read more ›
ADVANTECH – AI Empowered Cookie Factory
Can artificial intelligence cook and prepare the food we eat every day? Well, you may be surprised to learn that AI is already cooking and preparing food in specialized smart factories.
One such factory that makes cookies uses it to ensure that each individual item is perfectly baked before packing and shipping so that customers receive a consistent high-quality product. Part of maintaining a perfect bake means keeping a constant temperature in the ovens 24/7, which is a challenge, especially when it comes to batch baking different types of cookies. Right now the factory uses visual inspection, whereby workers check the bake levels and adjust oven temperatures based on their skill and experience. Staff experience is not always 100% consistent though and each person has their own subjective judgement. Read more ›
XIMEA – Remotely Operated Walking Excavator
With the technological advancement of wireless communication (5G networks), visualization technologies (Virtual Reality), control units and sensors, it becomes possible to train machine operators in a virtual environment as well as teleoperate into remote locations.
The Robotic Systems Lab from ETH Zurich is working on a project where the goal is to deliver as precise and real experience to the excavator operator, as possible. The Operator will have all relevant information in the same form as if he was in the cockpit of an excavator. Furthermore, he/she can receive additional semantic data, which are not available in the excavator, thus making his/her remote work more convenient. Read more ›
Latest Harrier camera interface board delivers more choice for autofocus zoom block camera applications
Active Silicon have added a new product to their innovative Harrier range – the USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board. This interface solution provides simultaneous HDMI and USB Video Class (UVC) v1.1 output for autofocus zoom cameras including the Tamron MP1110M-VC, MP2030M-GS and Sony EV series.
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New compact fanless Coaxlink CXP-12 frame grabbers
Euresys is proud to announce that they are expanding their CXP-12 frame grabber range with the addition of the Coaxlink Mono CXP-12 and Duo CXP-12. These are one- and two-connection CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers complementing the four-connection Coaxlink Quad CXP-12, already available.
These new compact, fanless frame grabbers pack a lot of power in a low-profile PCIe card design. As a single CXP-12 connection provides more bandwidth than Camera Link Full, they are a perfect upgrade for most applications. In addition, the Coaxlink CXP-12 range supports extra-long 40-meter cables, just using standard coaxial cables.
Acquire images from the fastest and highest resolution CoaXPress cameras available today with the Euresys Coaxlink CXP-12 series!. Read more ›
ON Semiconductor’s XGS Family includes new high resolution Imagers with HiSPi Interface
ON Semiconductor has expanded its high-performance XGS family of Global Shutter CMOS image sensors with two new models; the XGS 9400 and the XGS 8000. These devices provide resolutions of 9.4 and 8.8 Megapixels respectively in a compact package, achieving high-speed performance in a single form factor. Both models contain a rich feature set and are particularly suited for integration into 29 x 29 mm2-cameras for Machine Vision, ITS, Security, Medical and Scientific applications.
The XGS family is available with different resolutions in a single package, all image sensors are pin-compatible. The XGS 9400 is a 1/1.2”-type square format imager with a 13.9 diagonal and 3.072 x 3.072 active pixels. Read more ›
Sensor to Image
New MIPI CSI-2 Receiver IP Core
MIPI CSI-2 is one of the most widely used camera sensor interfaces. Many applications require the connection to an FPGA for advanced image pre-processing and further transfer to a host system. Sensor to Image’s MIPI CSI-2 Receiver IP core provides a solution for decoding video streams from CSI-2 sensors in a Xilinx FPGA.
In order to shorten the development time, the IP core is delivered with a fully working reference design including Sensor to Image’s MVDK and an IMX274 MIPI FMC module. Read more ›
Extending the Xtium2 frame grabber series with low-cost, feature-rich CLHS model
Teledyne e2v announced its Xtium™2-CLHS PX8 LC ─ the latest member of the Xtium2-CLHS PX8 series for the PCIe Gen3 platform.
The Xtium2-CLHS supports Active Optical Cable (AOC) and industry standard CX4 cables. This single cable, single slot solution supports up to 4-CLHS lanes, each operating at 10-Gb/s, to acquire images at 5.0GB/s and transfer them using PCIe x8 slots at a sustained speed above 6.8GB/s to the host memory.
Teledyne DALSA’s Xtium2-CLHS family features sophisticated, high-efficiency data transmission technology to deliver higher image throughput, longer cable distances (beyond 100 meters) and built-in support for real-time distributed image processing capabilities. The Xtium2-CLHS family reduces both system complexity and cost while maintaining flexibility. Read more ›
Shielded MIPI cables for high data rates
Vision Components supplies its MIPI camera modules with a shielded FPC (flexible printed circuit) cable, which is primarily designed for the MIPI modules and enables outstanding data transfer rates. The company uses the stalwart MIPI CSI-2 camera interface and the Raspberry Pi connector schema. Raspi boards are the most widely used single-board computers, and several other manufacturers have already adopted the same pinout. Until a standard is formulated, this choice ensures the widest possible suitability of the VC MIPI modules. The camera boards manufactured by VC in Germany can be connected to various popular CPU boards. This allows developers to quickly test image processing concepts and easily and cost-effectively configure embedded vision systems. VC MIPI camera boards with 22-pin sockets can be connected with 15-pin and 22-pin MIPI interfaces via cables with two or four transmission lanes. Read more ›
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26 – 28 November 2020
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4 – 6 December 2019
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A3 Business Forum
13 – 15 January 2020
Orlando, FL, USA
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SPIE Photonics West
1 – 6 February 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA
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