Embedded processing kit by Basler targets prototype and production vision systems
At embedded world 2021 digital, Basler presents an embedded processing kit, developed in-house for industrial vision applications. It can be used for prototyping and in series production to achieve ready-to-use vision solutions very quickly, says the company.
The kit includes various interfaces for image processing and allows the connection of different camera types. The flexible system on module (SoM) and carrier board approach is based on NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus SoC.
The kit includes the pylon camera software suite, which provides certified drivers for all types of camera interfaces, simple programming interfaces and a comprehensive set of tools for camera setup. Interface options are BCON for MIPI, GigE Vision and USB3 Vision. Customers can configure cameras with a range of sensors and performance specifications from Basler’s portfolio. The flexible design can be adapted to any vision project with little effort, said Basler, and results in less development effort and lower costs.
The embedded processing kit can be used in factory automation, logistics and retail as well as robotics, smart city and smart agriculture.
First functional samples will be available in April, general availability is planned for July. Further development steps towards volume production for use in products and projects as well as further variants with expansion of software support are planned.
Basler manufactures imaging components for computer vision applications. In addition to classic area scan and line scan cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, light modules, 3D products, and software, the company offers embedded vision solutions, that comprise consulting services, customer specific software development as well as customised products.
Basler’s products are used in a variety of markets and applications, including factory automation, medical, logistics, retail, and robotics.
Founded in 1988, the Basler Group employs around 800 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and other locations in Europe, Asia, and North America.