September 2017


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Dear Reader,

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.

Thomas Lübkemeier
Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


Embedded VISION Europe 2017
Last seats available – nearly 170 attendees registered!

The Embedded VISION Europe presents 15 expert talks and presentations covering embedded vision hardware platforms, software tools and deep learning, image acquisition and a range of application success stories. Throughout the conference, 25 companies showcase their products & services at the accompanying table top exhibition.
Check out the full conference program.

The first Embedded VISION Europe targets developers and users of embedded (vision) systems from all industries. Nearly 170 participants are registered already – don’t miss this outstanding technology event and get one of the last free seats now:

Stay informed and get all speaker and program announcements first hand
at or follow #embeddedVISIONeurope

Record of EMVA 1288 webinar available

Image the record of the the first educational webinar of the EMVA about
How to compare cameras with the new EMVA 1288 standard, Release 3.1‘ is now available online at /EMVA-Webinar/7466

If you have feedback, please feel free to contact the chair of the EMVA1288 at

Member News

EMVA welcomes new member:


Chronocam’s technology strategy is built on a straight-forward premise: in order to enable a safer, more efficient world though the capabilities of machine vision, we need to re-think traditional vision and processing. Our technology introduces a new computer vision paradigm based on how the human eye and brain work. Our approach significantly improves the performance and power efficiency of how computer vision can be implemented in a wide range of products and applications that improve the convenience and safety of our daily lives. Chronocam addresses head on the obstacles faced by previous generations of camera technology to meet the needs of modern applications in automotive, consumer, IoT, and industrial products. Read more ›

EMVA welcomes new member:

ImageMunich based Kortiq is focusing on easy-to-use, small. efficient, scalable and flexible FPGA based machine learning hardware accelerators to enable fast and efficient implemention of algorithms and methodologies in artifical intelligence applications. Kortiq’s first design, the AIScale convolutional neural network accelerator, provides low cost edge machine learning inference for the embedded vision industry. AIScale makes it easy for system designers to implement machine learning functionality, such as image recognition, and helps enabling this new technology in their industrial embedded vision- or robotics systems. The novel way of mapping calculations to hardware resources in combination with highly advanced compression methods, which offer a significant reduction in required external memory transfer size and power, enable a fast turnaround from idea to product, with having an efficient and economic solution in mind. Read more ›

SILICON SOFTWARE – 20th company jubilee

ImageSilicon Software GmbH, manufacturer of frame grabbers and intelligent image processing solutions, celebrates 20th year of continued business success in 2017. In September 1997, Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz and Dr. Ralf Lay founded the company as a University of Mannheim spin-off. From the beginning, the two Managing Directors designed frame grabbers as versatile image acquisition boards combining FPGA technology and their programming expertise, to what later became known as VisualApplets, the graphical software environment for FPGA development. Creating intelligent solutions for complex applications in all industries with image processing in real-time, has been the motto of the company since its beginning. Read more ›

TATTILE announces technical partnership with NorPix

Tattile is pleased to announce a technical partnership with NorPix Inc., the leading developer of digital video recording software and solutions for high speed video recording.

NorPix has integrated the SDK of Tattile’s M100 Vision Controller in the new release of their multiple camera digital video recording software StreamPix 7 in order to enable direct management of the M100 I/O from their StreamPix 7 software. Read more ›


Case Study

Comact’s innovative 360° wood inspection optimizes accuracy, speed and profits

ImageSawmills face a lot of work and expense to get each bundle of
wood that might go into a new deck, fence or building properly
prepared for sale. For example, planks have to be measured, cut
precisely, grouped by color and accurately graded in appearance
from 0-3 based on a complex series of rules taking into account
such factors as size of knots, grub holes and cracks.

The grading process can be a drain on both human and financial resources, and many of today’s sawmills might be missing out on opportunities for optimizing their throughput and profitability.
Read more ›

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QX series with 12 megapixel at 335 fps and 10 GigE interface

Image With the QX series cameras, Baumer sets new standards for high-speed image processing. With 12 megapixel resolution at 335 fps in Burst Mode, the cameras capture fine details and defects extremely precisely in high-dynamic processes. The 10 GigE interface continuously transfers data with a high bandwidth of 1.1 GB/s. This makes the cameras ideal for applications that require very high frame rates for short sequences.
As a result they are suitable, for example, for process analysis in industrial applications, for living cell analysis in medical applications, for scientific research or for motion analysis in sports. Read more ›

BITFLOW targets USB 3.1 vision users with new Aon-CXP CoaXPress frame grabber

Image BitFlow, a manufacturer of machine vision components used in robotics, automation systems and quality control, recently introduced its Aon-CXP CoaXPress single-link frame grabber that is fast gaining supporters among former USB 3.1 users.
Although the Aon-CXP is inexpensive and compact, it packs all the power of larger, multi-link CXP frame grabbers, delivering up to 6.25 Gb/S worth of data over the link, or almost twice the real world data rate of the USB3 Vision standard. Read more ›

Fall program of Imaging Experts Academy highlights 3D vision, advanced imaging and CMOS technology

Image The FRAMOS Imaging Experts Academy (IEA) launches its fall training program a with focus on 3D vision, CMOS technology, choosing the right equipment and the use of advanced algorithms. The IEA program is designed to enable engineers, project managers and all employees involved in imaging applications to overcome imaging challenges, gain a competitive edge with the advanced knowledge they acquire, and grow confident in handling the technology. Read more ›

FRAMOS Solutions Now Include Intel’s® RealSense™ Technology Product Line

Image FRAMOS Group announced it has been appointed as a global approved supplier for the Intel® RealSense™ technology product line. This line is dedicated to Intel® RealSense™ technology which adds human like sensing and intelligence to devices and machines.
The technology enables applications in the growing fields of virtual and augmented reality, mobile products and other segments benefiting from adding sense to make the experience better. Read more ›

The next dimension of bin picking: new sensor generation offers fast, flexible and robust separation of components

Image IntelliPICK3D is the new and extended sensor generation for flex-ible bin picking solutions. In the course of the ongoing develop-ment of the “Touch & Automate”-portfolio, the new sensor line will be joined by even more system sizes and equipped with new and useful system features. Thanks to its advanced software and new calculation times the new sensor generation provides highest reliability and a maximum of system availability. Serving the future of industrial production, the fully automated gripping will be faster and more precise than ever before. Read more ›

SONY introduces the IMX420/428 as the first imaging sensors that features its 3rd generation CMOS Global Shutter Mode.

Image SONY Semiconductor Solutions launches the first models featuring its 3rd generation CMOS Global Shutter with the IMX420 and IMX428 image sensors. Both models come with 7 Megapixel resolution, with the IMX420 reaching frames rates of up to 170 fps at 10bit pixel depth. Both sensors achieve an excellent saturation at 25.000e- for a pixel size of 4.5µm. These sensors come equipped with the SLVS-EC interface and new features like High/Low Conversation Gain (HCG), Dual Trigger, Dual ADC and self-triggering to increase the maximum throughput for object recognition and quality assurance of moving objects in Machine Vision, Robotics, and Factory Automation. Read more ›

New Genie Nano Cameras Built Around Sony’s 1/3” CMOS Image Sensors

Image Teledyne DALSA introduced two new models in its high-value, versatile high speed Genie Nano Camera Series. Spearheaded by the latest IMX273 sensors from the Sony Pregius CMOS family, these new Genie Nanos are designed around 1/3” CMOS image sensors that replace Sony’s soon-to-be discontinued CCD sensors. The new models are offered in 1.6 MP (1456 x 1088) resolution with a GigE Vision interface in either color or monochrome.
Read more ›

Production of industry’s first line scan polarization camera

Image Teledyne DALSAannounced production of the new Polarization camera to its industry-leading Piranha™ family. First announced in Q2 2017, the Piranha4 Polarization camera is now in full production with improved performance. Polarization imaging significantly enhances detection capability in many demanding applications and represents a powerful new addition to system designers’ machine vision toolboxes.
Read more ›

Job offers

Silicon Software

FPGA HDL Developer – Platform-, Operator Design and CNN Development (m/f) ›

Software Developer – Hardware-related Programming in Linux and Windows (m/f) ›

Teledyne Dalsa

Key Account Manager – Mid-Market Area Scan Products (m/f) ›



Embedded VISION Europe

12 – 13 October 2017
ICS Stuttgart, Germany
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Stemmer Technology Forum

17 – 18 October 2017
Munich, Germany
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sps ipc drives

28 – 30 November 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
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6 – 8 December 2017
Yokohama, Japan
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SPIE Photonics West

27 January – 1 February 2018
San Francisco, US
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Image Sensors Europe

14 – 15 March 2018
London, UK
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Vision China

14 – 16 March 2018
Shanghai, China
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