Global Vision Standards Update is a quarterly newsletter of the AIA that shares information on our industry's standards.
The Director's View
Hello! Here we are at the end of 2014 and I hope you have had a successful and prosperous year. VISION 2014 at Stuttgart, Germany; and the ITE show in Yokohama, Japan were both well attended, with reports of high levels of activity. Here are some of the key highlights for Global Standards:
- Very successful standards activities at VISION 2014 at Stuttgart in early November and at the ITE show in Yokohama in early December
- Teledyne DALSA, Matrox, PCO and Silicon software launch first Camera Link HS products at VISION 2014!
- VDMA officially joined the "Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization"
- Learn about the latest developments in standards at Automate in Chicago March 23-26, 2015
- Spring International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) to be hosted by Active Silicon in London, UK the week of April 27th, 2015
- Latest News for Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GigE Vision and USB3 Vision standards
- Latest Global Lighting Standard Activities
- VDMA participates in a guideline on successful machine vision projects
- AIA's 2015 PlugFest dates
Read on for more details on all these happenings and other interesting news.
Standards Activities at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart
VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany in November 2014 was a very busy venue for Vision standards activities. EMVA hosted the International Vision Standards booth (IVSB) with an impressive display of demos from AIA, EMVA and JIIA. Many thanks to all the companies who volunteered their time and equipment to the IVSB. AIA demos included interoperable products from the following companies:
GigE Vision IEEE 1588 demo:
USB3 Vision multi-camera demo:
- Components Express
- Intercon 1
- Point Grey
- Toshiba Teli
The Coordinating Committees for Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision met to discuss the latest hot topics for their respective standards. Read below for specific updates on these standards.
Additionally, JIIA chaired a meeting discussing future enhancements to global lighting standards. Again, more on this below.
First Camera Link HS products at VISION 2014!
Teledyne DALSA, Matrox, PCO and Silicon Software launch first Camera Link HS (CLHS) products at VISION 2014!
CX4 copper interface:
Teledyne DALSA - Piranha XL Camera and Xtium CLHS PX4 Frame Grabber
Matrox - Radient eV-CLHS Frame Grabber
| Fiber interface:
PCO - Edge 4.2 and 5.5, & Flow Cameras
Silicon Software - microEnable 5 Ironman CLHS Series Frame Grabbers
Additionally, sales of the CLHS IP core are moving along steadily, showing the value of the reference design and pointing even more products on the horizon. For information on the IP Cores, click here.
VDMA Officially Joins the “Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization”
The "G3" held its last meeting at VISION 2014 where there was an official signing event to welcome the VDMA to the existing 3 associations in the cooperation agreement. VDMA, a long time supporter of the vision industry, announced that they have some ideas on streamlining the relationship between vision integrators and end users. Additionally, the cooperation agreement associations continue to reach out to other associations across the globe to promote vision standards!
Learn About the Latest Developments in Standards at Automate in Chicago March 23-26, 2015
The Automate 2015 show is fast approaching and we will be presenting the latest in standards, including a Camera Link HS demo provided by Matrox featuring their Radient eV-CLHS frame grabber and the Piranha XL camera from Teledyne DALSA.
Spring 2015 International Vision Standards Meetings
The Spring IVSM is being hosted by Active Silicon in London, UK the week of April 27th, 2015. The activities will include technical committee meetings for GigE Vision, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GenICam, USB3 Vision and CoaXPress; as well as a Future Standards Forum Meeting and an open PlugFest. The AIA standards meetings are for Technical Committee members only. The schedule is:
Latest News for AIA Standards
Monday, April 28
Tuesday, April 29
Wednesday, April 30
Thursday, April 31
Friday, May 1
|PlugFest/Future Standards Forum
Camera Link HS/CoaxPress/GigE Vision
Camera Link HS/CoaxPress/USB3 Vision
- Defining Camera Link on FPGA requirements and testing
- HDR/SDR standoff proposal
Camera Link HS:
- Stuttgart Product demos/announcements: M physical layer: 2 Frame grabbers
and 1 camera; X physical layer 1 Frame Grabber and 3 Cameras
- Continuing work on CLHS Rev 2: Multiple ROI, data types/bit depths within single frame
- Updating the CLHS IP core to Rev 2
- X protocol core now includes Forward Error Correction (FEC) and the Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS)
- Clarification of Revision 1 specification continues for PlugFest at Spring Standards meeting.
- James Falconer from Pleora was elected to the position of vice-chair of the GigE Vision committee.
- Finalizing the content of 3D data support which is now ready for integration into the text of the spec., including the necessary changes to the GenICam Pixel Format Naming Convention
- Discussions to progress the standardization of a locking connector, trying to maintain compatibility with already available GigE Vision cameras. The locking connector specification will likely be a complementary document to the GigE Vision specification.
- Pursuing a GigE Vision accessory program to allow the registration of products that have been designed to supplement GigE Vision products, but are not implementing the full GigE Vision standard. For instance, this could be a Power-over-Ethernet switch that offers locking connectors compatible with GigE Vision cameras.
- Next version of the specification to be released in the first half of 2015.
- High frame rate optimization
- Multiple image streams
- Cable compliance testing