Sunday, September 12, 2010

GigE supplanting FireWire in machine vision?

Those who’ve tried it seem to like it, the GigE interface I mean. My experience has been that it’s simple to use and reliable, which is really all we want in our camera interfaces, isn’t it? Unsurprisingly then, according to Basler GM Arndt Bake as quoted in “GigE Vision boosts inspection networks,” (Test & Measurement World, August 1st 2010,) GigE adoption is on the rise.

I found this an interesting article in that it addresses how users are dealing with the perceived weaknesses of GigE – latency and CPU loading. The bottom line appears to be that, providing you pick your application with care, latency isn’t an issue. But don’t take my word for it: click the link and read the article

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