Image acquisition with GigE Vision® cameras in real-time
g hspace="10" alt="Kithara Software Camera Module" vspace="10" align="right" width="300" height="200" src="/userAssets/aiaUploads/image/GigE-Vision-3-(small,logo).jpg" />Camera Module is a functional module of the »RealTime Vision« und supports industrial cameras with GigE Vision® interfaces and signals the incoming image in the PC as soon as the image acquisition has been completed. The new Vision Module allows further processing the image data in real-time with the widely-used image processing library HALCON from MVTec of Munich. This enables an instant control reaction, e.g. for quality control.
The Camera Module serves as a functional module for capturing image data of industrial cameras according to the GigE Vision® standard in real-time. It provides all necessary functions for detection and management and for creating real-time streams.
Large buffer memory along with real-time network drivers reliably prevent any loss of data packets. The reaction on incoming GigE Vision images takes place instantly in the context of the real-time environment within a few microseconds. In that moment a real-time task can be activated, in order to execute a control reaction instantly. The comprehensive image processing library HALCON of the Munich-based company MVTec GmbH can be also used in real-time, so you can implement powerful solutions.
The Camera Module delivers a data throughput of up to 125 MByte/s due to the real-time based network drivers, that means up to the theoretical maximum.
The results of the image processing can be given to the process even in the real-time context without any delay, e.g. over EtherCAT® or CANopen®. Accordingly, automation solutions can be easily combined with several other themes within the »RealTime Suite«.