Monday, January 16, 2012

I’m so pedestrian

Most of my machine vision applications involve pretty low data rates. It’s rare that I need to move more than a 2Mp image at anything faster than 15fps, so the flurry – no, make that a torrent – of new camera standards has kind of washed over me.

The latest to leave me bemused is GigE Vision 2.0. I’m still just finding my feet with GigE (and I do like it,) but I didn’t realize version 2.0 was even in development. The big deal is higher data rates, along with better support for Link Aggregation, (as used on the Prosilica GX range from AVT,) but there are some other enhancements that will be of interest to the geekier among you. If you’re looking for more info, I suggest you start with “Gige Cameras: GigE Vision 2.0 Has Arrived” on the Vision & Sensors website, January 10th, 2012.

This won’t tell you all you need to know, but I think it’s a good start point.


Zhenyu Ye said...

Thanks for the post!
The GigE Vision is targeting industrial applications. In such environment, speed means money. The product pipeline is supposed to run at maximum speed. The vision system, no matter it is doing inspection or recognition or what so ever, is always requiring high frame rate to avoid becoming the bottleneck.

Julie Harrison said...

Pedestrian? Haha! No, you're not! -- you're just using what makes best sense for your particular applications.

The company I work for is Pleora, and it co-founded the GigE Vision standard. We offer a ton of free resources on our site for anyone looking to learn more about it. Probably the best place to start is this online webinar from our YouTube channel:

If you or your readers have any questions about GigE Vision, feel free to contact me at any time.

Julie Harrison