Global Vision Standards Update is a quarterly newsletter of the AIA that shares information on our industry's standards.
The Director's View
Here are some of the key highlights for
- USB3 Vision Technical Committee to release detailed compliancy process this summer.
- Camera Link
HS™ IP Core committee released v1.1 update to the IP Core Solution.
- Camera Link HS first products to be released by the 4th quarter this year.
- Successful Spring International Vision Standards
Technical meeting held in Seoul Korea in
April, hosted by Vieworks.
- Fall International Vision Standards Technical Committee Meeting to be hosted by Sensor to Image in Schongau Germany scheduled for October 21
- AIA’s next PlugFest will be held week of October 21 in conjunction with the Fall International Vision Standards Technical Committee Meeting in Schongau, Germany.
- JIIA has
released an update of their lighting
Read on for more details on all these exciting happenings and other interesting news.
Vision Compliancy Process To Be Released This Summer
The USB3 Vision Technical Committee has been hard at work developing the compliance process and expects to release it this summer. The process will be very similar to the GigE Vision and Camera Link compliance processes involving:
- License application form
- Electrical and cable
- Compliance matrix
- Software validation suite for devices
- PlugFest for public demonstration of devices and venue for software to interoperate with three different cameras
USB3 Vision is currently in an advance registration process but this will end with publication of the completed compliance process when we'll start registering compliant products. Please
McCurrach if you would like more
of the Camera Link HS IP Core Solutions Released
Back in May of 2012, the Camera Link
HS Technical Committee released v1.0 of the IP
Core Solutions for the M and X Protocol. In
March of this year, the very active committee
released an update (v1.1) which makes the IP
cores even easier to use.
These IP cores will vastly reduce the
time to market and the cost of support by giving
your development team a ready-to-use reference
implementation, saving as much as six months
development time. The Camera Link HS IP Core
solution is a group of FPGA-ready
cores implementing the message layer of the
Camera Link HS standard. The solution provides
cores for both camera and frame grabber devices
for the M and X protocols. It can be used on
Altera and Xilinx FPGAs but can be easily extended
to other FPGA technologies. These cores feature:
- Full bridge between the
Camera Link HS Message Interface and a 10Gbs
Ethernet PCS/PMA core
- Compliant with revision
1.0 of the Camera Link HS standard
- Implements the full Camera
Link HS message layer with packet priority
- Simple signaling
- Open Architecture
- VHDL-93 RTL format
- Both camera and frame
grabber cores included
Both M Protocol and the X Protocol include a
VHDL/Java test bench, Modelsim simulator, core
user guide and a validation user guide. The
cores can be purchased directly from the AIA.
Visit the AIA
web site for more information.
Camera Link HS First Products To Be Released By the 4th Quarter This Year
Teledyne DALSA and PCO AG have both announced that their first Camera Link HS products. Teledyne DALSA’s Xtium-CL PX4 frame grabber will be available in the 3rd quarter with upcoming models and products to support Camera Link HS’s copper interface. PCO AG has announced their new pco.flow camera to be available in the 4th quarter. This high speed camera has
a CMOS 12 MP image sensor and maximum frame rate of 298 frames per second (fps) @ 10 bits or 335 fps @ 8 bits. It operates over Camera Link HS’s fiber interface in single, dual or quad modes.
While the focus of the technical subcommittee members is on developing products within their companies, the group continues to meet to work on the standard’s IP Cores and future enhancements to the standard.
Successful Spring International Vision Standards
The Spring International Vision Standards Technical Meeting was hosted by Vieworks in Seoul, Korea from April 15-19, 2013. This was the first technical meeting mutually sponsored by the three major vision association standards groups: AIA, EMVA and JIIA. These twice annual meetings rotate between North America, Europe and Asia.
This expanded scope ensures that the vision industry is served by a well-coordinated, global focus on standards development as the industry continues to grow and mature.
International Vision Standards Technical Meeting
Fall International Vision Standards Technical
Meeting is being hosted by Sensor to Image in Schongau, Germany from October 21-25, 2013. The detailed schedule
for each of the standard's Technical Committees, including an open PlugFest,
will be developed soon.
next PlugFest will be held during the week of October 21 in conjunction with the Fall International Vision Standards Technical Meeting in Schongau, Germany.
Like the technical committee meeting intself,
its scope will include AIA, EMVA and JIIA
standards. If you are
not on the Technical Committee but have a
license, you may attend. Please contact Bob
McCurrach and provide the number of
people and what equipment/software you intend on
testing. Look for the specific timing of the meeting in our next Standards Update.
Reporting Standard Updated
has released LI-001-2013, available on their website.
How You Can Get Involved with AIA Industry Standards
The AIA-hosted standards working committees are made up of a large group of companies who develop product for our industry. This dedicated group of people lends their time and expertise to advancing standards to benefit suppliers and customers alike. If you would like to get more involved by joining the Coordinating Committee or Technical Committee, please follow the links.
The GigE Vision Committee is currently chaired by Eric Carey, R&D Director at Teledyne DALSA
and Geoff Roddick, Manager of Applications
Engineering at Pleora Technologies.
The Camera Link Committee is currently chaired by Steve Kinney, Director of Technical Pre-Sales & Support at JAI and Reynold Dodson, President at BitFlow, Inc. The Camera Link HS Subcommittee is chaired by Mike Miethig, Technical Manager at Teledyne DALSA.
The USB3 Vision Committee is chaired by Eric Gross, Senior Software Engineer - Vision at National Instruments.
Bob McCurrach is AIA's Director of Standards Development and supports and oversees the committee work. If your company would like to get involved and contribute to standards development work, please contact Bob McCurrach or call + 1 734-994-6088.
For details on becoming an AIA member, visit Become a Member.
More information on Vision Standards can be found on Vision Online.
Camera Link, PoCL, PoCL-Lite, Camera Link HS, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision are the registered trade names and trademarks of the AIA. GenICam is the trade name and trademark of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA). CoaXPress is the trade name and trademark of the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA).