The Imaging Source (Embedded Vision)
The Imaging Source embedded vision development kits for the NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ and Raspberry Pi platforms deliver plug-and-play efficiency for the rapid development of embedded vision and AI projects for applications in logistics, automation, and industrial internet of things (IIoT). The kits’ Sony sensor camera modules offer exceptional image quality and color fidelity and ensure sustainable application design.
NVIDIA® Jetson™ is the leading embedded platform for image processing and deep learning applications. The Imaging Source is pleased to work with NVIDIA, enabling developers to quickly realize their embedded vision projects. The powerful NVIDIA Jetson Nano delivers dual-camera functionality and a dedicated GPU that is particularly interesting for machine vision, deep learning, and AI applications. The platform is used by many software and hardware developers and is accordingly well supported. In addition to its powerful GPU, the platform’s dedicated ISP processes and completes post-processing tasks such as denoising, sharpening, color correction, and image scaling operations. The Raspberry Pi 4 B offers a cost-optimized platform that runs seamlessly with The Imaging Source SDKs and offers the developer’s broad community support.
For applications where long cable lengths are required, The Imaging Source offers a bridge solution using the FPD-Link® III protocol. The FPD-Link III bridge allows for cable lengths up to 15 m and simultaneous data transmission, control channels, and power over a single compact coaxial cable. The Imaging Source supports these embedded platforms with proprietary MIPI/ FPD Link III drivers, deserializer boards and
a Linux SDK. Using the MVTec Machine Vision Library HALCON, a wide range of image processing applications can be realized with little programming effort.