New 1394b-Equipped Products Rolled Out at VISION 2010 in Boston, May 25-27

Leaders in high performance, 1394b-equipped industrial cameras brought their latest products to the VISION Show in Boston in late May. The Vision Show drew a highly targeted audience of machine vision buyers who visited a packed product demonstration floor in addition to the show’s comprehensive educational conference program.

Allied Vision Technologies showed its Guppy PRO F-503, built with a fast 1394b interface delivering a sustained rate of 800Mb/second.

The Guppy PRO F-503 features a CMOS sensor that packs 5 Megapixels in a tiny package (29x29x29mm) and delivers 14 frames per second at full resolution.

Designed for industrial applications where component size is a deciding factor, the Guppy PRO F-503 also features AOI (true partial scan), binning (b/w), sub-sampling and programmable LUT, gamma, gain, exposure, image mirror, and much more.  It will be available in the third calendar quarter, AVT reported. For details check out the press release.

Point Grey Research and Cognex Corporation Jointly Introduce 3D Alignment Demo

Meanwhile, Point Grey Research joined Cognex Corporation, a leading machine vision software supplier, to unveil a live 3D part-alignment demonstration using Cognex’s 3D-Locate™ software and a Point Grey Bumblebee XB3 stereo vision camera.

The demonstration showed how images provided by the FireWire-equipped Bumblebee XB3 camera are processed by the 3D-Locate™ software to deliver accurate, real-time, three-dimensional positional information for use in vision-guided assembly, logistics, pick-and-place and inspection applications.

The Bumblebee XB3 is a three-sensor FireWire stereo vision camera that is pre-calibrated to correct for lens distortion and image sensor misalignments. In the demonstration, images of machined parts are captured using a pair of the camera’s 1.3 megapixel Sony® EXview HAD CCDs. The images are streamed at 15 FPS over the 1394b digital interface to the host PC, where Cognex software processes the images to generate real-time 3D position data. The 3D-Locate software uses multiple features found by Cognex’s patented PatMax® geometric pattern matching tool to determine each part’s precise three-dimensional orientation, including parts that are stacked or tilted.



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1394 Automotive Compared with Proposed Ethernet AVB is Focus of New 1394 TA Technical Backgrounder

New 1394b-Equipped Products Rolled Out at VISION 2010 in Boston, May 25-27

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