EMVA Standards Manager Arnaud Darmont reports major breakthroughs from the International Machine Vision Standards Meeting which took place mid of May in Frankfurt. The delegates approved to establish standard working groups for two new important machine vision standards that were both initiated and are now hosted by the EMVA.
The first one is an Open Lens Communication Standard that aims to create a standard electrical connection between the camera and the lens providing a standard connector, standard voltage, standard communication protocol and standard naming of the parameters; as well as providing feedback from the lens to the camera.
The second standard that was accepted is an Embedded Vision Interface Standard. It aims to build on and coordinate between the already existing standards SLVS EC which is hosted by the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), and the standard MIPI CSI-2 for mobile devices. The new Embedded Vision Interface Standard will add so far missing functions in these standards, e.g. define a high-level protocol, drivers and standard connectors to plug a sensor module onto a processor module.
Both standards are pending the official approval by the G3 and still have preliminary names.
Regarding the already existing standards hosted by the EMVA an important step was made to draw the working groups of EMVA 1288 and GenICam closer by establishing a new Standard Features Naming Convention (SFNC) called “GenICam for EMVA 1288”. EMVA 1288 itself is expanding to NIR and UV light as well as polarization imaging which are completely new items to the standard.
Finally, the EMVA Standards Manager also collaborates with the IEEE P2020 standard group that develops a standard which is of high relevance in the automotive industry as it is used in park assistance systems, driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. This working group shows interest in applying the EMVA 1288 standard and to exchange experiences.