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Vision Standards

Vision Standards
Camera Link HS

Developing with Camera Link HS

Companies wishing to develop, manufacture, or sell private labeled compliant product for commercial purposes must obtain a license to use the Camera Link HS standard and the Camera Link HS name and logo from the AIA. AIA provides a free download of the standard for evaluation. Licensing should occur when you start to utilize the intellectual property (IP) of the standard for development.  All products must be registered with the AIA and must be tested for compliancy with the standard.

Companies who have purchased Camera Link HS compliant product and wish to do their own unique one-off integration or application development may use the standard without a license for intra-company use only. System integration companies may use the standard without a license to provide integration service to their customers.

The AIA offers customized limited use licensing agreements to qualified companies wishing to develop a commercial product using an embedded Camera Link HS application in markets not usually serviced by our membership (i.e., non-competing market segments to vision and imaging companies, such as embedded military applications). Please contact Bob McCurrach for details.

 

Camera Link HS IP Core Solution

The Camera Link HS committee has developed Intellectual Property (IP) Cores for both the M and X protocol implementations of the Camera Link HS standard. The M protocol supports 3.125 Gbps links, while the X protocol supports 10 Gbps links. 10 Gbps links can be achieved using 10 Gbps capable FPGA serdes or by using XAUI capable FPGA serdes (4 x 3.125Gbps) and a XAUI to SFI conversion chip. Both cores have the same system capabilities but will meet different application needs.  The cores are maintained by the AIA and are available for purchase. The cores enable:

  • Short time to market
  • Reduced development risk
  • Guaranteed interoperability
  • Reduced support costs
  • Ability to focus on device features rather than protocol development
  • A support community to answer questions and improve the technology

Download a detailed PDF flyer on the M protocol and the X protocol.

To purchase the
M protocol, the X protocol or both ($1,000.00 USD per protocol), please submit the IP Core Purchase Request. Upon receipt of your request form, a Camera Link HS IP Core Solution License Agreement will be emailed to you (see sample copy) - this must be signed and returned to AIA.  Upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment, the Core(s) will be sent to you.

 

Camera Link HS License/Product Registration Program

Once you have developed product, the license/registration program gives you the license to use Camera Link HS in a commercial product, plus use of the Camera Link HS name and logo. Maintaining your product license/registration participation is required for the licensed right to use Camera Link HS technology in commercial products.

Camera Link HS Annual License Fees:

AIA Member Companies
Camera Link HS License/Product Registration - $1,000.00 USD per year

Benefits include:

  • Licensed use of the Camera Link HS technology in a commercial product;
  • Licensed use of the AIA owned registered trademark and logo;
  • High resolution logo copy;
  • Unlimited insertions in the Vision Online Product Catalog which gives each registered compliant product a full page, photo and details; plus inclusion the searchable Camera Link HS Product Catalog on the dedicated webpage for Camera Link HS;
  • Product listings each have a quick RFQ request link that is sent directly to you, plus a link to your Company Profile Page with full contact information;
  • “Camera Link HS compliant” seal is displayed on your product catalog pages;
  • Inclusion in marketing campaigns sponsored by the AIA in support of the standard.

Non-AIA Member Companies
Camera Link HS License/Product Registration - $1,750.00 USD per year

Benefits include:

  • Licensed use of the Camera Link HS technology in a commercial product;
  • Licensed use of the AIA owned registered trademark and logo;
  • High resolution logo copy;
  • Unlimited insertions in the Vision Online Product Catalog which gives each registered compliant product a full page, photo and details; plus inclusion the searchable Camera Link HS Product Catalog on the dedicated webpage for Camera Link HS;
  • “Camera Link HS compliant” seal is displayed on your product catalog pages.
After the initial licensing, an annual renewal invoice will be sent to your company. Registration is submitted for each individual product and there is no limitation to the number of individual product registrations that can be submitted and covered by the annual fee. Subsequent registrations are required when introducing a new product; and may also be needed for new version releases or firmware changes that would affect the compliancy matrix.


For information on joining the AIA and the benefits it provides, please visit Become a Member.
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