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NEON-1040 x86 Smart Camera

POSTED 06/27/2014

rong>New generation industrial camera features 4 MP 60fps global shutter sensor and quad core Intel® Atom™ 1.9 GHz processors, FPGA co-processors, and flexible software support for accelerated time-to-market
ADLINK's NEON-1040 x86 Smart CameraSan Jose, CA – ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the release of its powerful, new generation x86 smart camera, NEON-1040, featuring the quad core  Intel® Atom™ processor E3845 1.9 GHz, 2048 x 2048 pixels @ 60 fps 1” monochrome CMOS global shutter image sensor and PWM lighting control support. The quad core CPU increases computing power and FPGA co-processors and GPU deliver advanced image processing, both beyond the capabilities of conventional smart cameras. Rich software support and API compatibility further enable easy migration from original platforms, making it simple for system integrators to fulfill a variety of inspection application needs.

Powerful performance enables high-speed, complex captures
ADLINK’s NEON-1040 provides not only high-end global shutter operation for high-speed captures, but also quad core Intel® Atom™ processors E3845 1.91GHz, dramatically improving on the performance of existing smart cameras. With FPGA co-processor support, the NEON-1040 accelerates image pre-processing, including LUT (look up table), ROI (region of interest) and shading correction, thereby reducing CPU loading and enabling complex acquisition at high speeds.

Easy development speeds time to market
“As the performance requirements for machine vision and industrial automation systems become more demanding, devices require more synchronization and scalability. This means open architecture and simple software development environments with multiple devices can greatly benefit developers, relieving them of the burdens of becoming familiar with additional application tools,” said Neil Chen, product manager of ADLINK’s vision product segment. “ADLINK’s NEON-1040 offers flexible software development support, including GeniCAM, GenTL support for image acquisition, Open CV and Open CL programming. This significantly benefits developers by easing migration from x86 platforms and simplifying integration with motion, I/O and other devices.”

Ruggedness, versatility and maximum integration reduce TCO
ADLINK’s NEON-1040 presents a minimal footprint at 68.5mm x 110mm x 52.7mm. Rugged construction, housed in a sturdy, dust-proof, washable IP-67-rated casing, and M12 connectors allow the NEON-1040 to withstand the harshest industrial environments, such as machine tooling and food/beverage packaging applications. The additional GigE port enables easy connectivity with external devices, such as GigE Vision slave cameras and EtherCAT with I/O control modules. The built-in PMM lighting control conserves TCO (total cost of ownership) while communicating with LED lighting. Versatile I/O support including 2x isolated inputs, 2x isolated outputs, USB 2.0 port, RS-232 ports and VGA output, max. 2560x1600 @60 Hz, to maximize convenience for users of factory automation applications.

With optional Microsoft® Embedded Standard 7, support for 64-bit instruction, onboard 2 GB RAM and up to 32 GB storage, the NEON-1040 embodies a stable, high performance software operating environment for high-speed machine vision applications. The NEON-1040 starter kit, including the ADLINK x86 smart camera, LED lighting, lens, cable set and terminal board, will be available in early July 2014. The NEON-1020, 2MP @ 120 fps x86 smart camera will also be released at that time.

Key Features:

  • Powerful: Quad core Intel® Atom™ processor E3845 1.91GHz
  • Fast: 4MP, 60fps, monochrome global shutter CMOS sensor
  • Rugged: IP-67-rated housing and M12 connectors
  • Precise: Advanced image processing support
  • Cost-effective: Additional GigE Vision 1 slave camera support
  • Economical: Built-in PWN lighting control
  • Versatile: 2x isolated inputs, 2x isolated outputs, USB 2.0 port, RS-232 ports
  • Convenient: VGA output, max. 2560x1600 @60 Hz
  • Simple to deploy: Support for STEMMER Common Vision Blox, MVTec HALCON, and many others
  • Open architecture: GeniCam , GenTL, Open CV and Open CL compatible