Attend SPIE Photonics West 2017
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January – 2 February 2017
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Photonics West—The world’s largest multidisciplinary event for photonics
Attend Photonics West 2017
Participate in the world’s largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to hear the latest research and find the latest devices and systems driving technology markets including state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of things, smart manufacturing and “Industry 4.0,” autonomous vehicles, scientific research, communications, displays, and other solutions powered by photonics.
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Take a look at some of our NEW products being showcased at the show:
New cooled MWIR camera – Xenics Tigris-640
Xenics announces its new Tigris-640 MWIR camera series at SPIE Photonics West 2017. This series will replace their Onca MWIR cameras which are end-of-life. The Tigris-640 aims at applications where high speed, high thermal sensitivity, on-board thermography or broadband detectors are required.
The Tigris-640 is a cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) camera equipped with a state-of-the-art InSb or MCT detector with 640 x 512 pixels and pixel pitch of 15 µm. Both detectors are optionally available as BroadBand (BB) detectors, meaning that their spectral sensitivity is extended into the SWIR band. The Tigris-640 comes with a motorized filter wheel and is equipped with a variety of interface including GigE Vision, CameraLink, analog out, HD-SDI and a configurable trigger in- or output.
Main difference between the 2 available detectors is their A to D conversion and their speed. The Tigris-640-MCT camera offers 14 bit images at a maximum full frame rate of 117 Hz. The Tigris-640-InSb comes with a detector that works in 13-, 14- or 15-bit mode at a maximum full frame rate of 300 Hz. Both frame rates can be increased by using a Window-Of-Interest (WOI).
Ruggedized thermography camera
Xenics demonstrates its new Serval-640-GigE Thermography at SPIE Photonics West 2017. The Serval-Series fulfils a growing demand for rugged and reliable infrared systems for industrial thermal imaging and thermography applications. This thermal camera targets demanding indoor uses, such as in-line processes and quality control in harsh and hot industrial environments. Thanks to Serval’s IP67 enclosure rating there is no need for expensive third party protective housings. The camera has a compact form factor and provides protection to the front window using an air purge, which allows permanent use in dusty environments. It also serves crucial hot-spot, fire and smoke detection applications. The Serval-640-GigE Thermography is the latest addition to the Serval-Series of ruggedized uncooled LWIR cameras allowing thermography in harsh industrial environments.
The Serval-640-GigE Thermography is a compact thermography camera with an IP67 enclosure rating and fixed focal-length lenses. It has a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels with a 17 µm pixel pitch. The camera is designed for long-term stable and reliable thermography applications under harsh ambient conditions. The camera is thermally calibrated in-house and the calibration data is stored on-board, meaning that the camera outputs temperature readings which can be read by 3rd party software.
SWIR InGaAs cameras for volume applications
The new Bobcat-320-Series is on display at SPIE Photonics West 2017. The Bobcat-320-Series is a series of SWIR cameras designed for cost-sensitive industrial and R&D applications like laser beam analysis, semiconductor inspection or laser gated imaging. The Bobcat-320 is a SWIR InGaAs camera equipped with a thermo-electric cooler for temperature stabilization of the sensor, guaranteeing low noise and dark current values. Together with its on-board image processing, which alleviates system integrators of most of the software application development, the camera delivers excellent image quality. Other features include standard CameraLink or GigE Vision (with Power over Ethernet) interfaces, user-friendly Xeneth software, plus a versatile software development kit.
To suit various application segments and cost considerations, the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera is available in three versions:
- Bobcat-320 SWIR camera
- A basic 100-Hz model with limited on-board processing directed at competitive volume markets.
- An advanced 400-Hz high-speed version with complete on-board image processing, windowing and auto-exposure included.
- Bobcat-320-Gated SWIR camera
- A unique gated imaging version for use in R&D and specialized dedicated applications like laser gated imaging.
Another advantage of the Bobcat-320-Series is the ability to see through glass. This allows the user to equip the camera with standard glass C-mount lenses and does not affect the SWIR image when integrating the camera into standard protective housings. Its very compact form factor, light weight and low power consumption simplify this task.
Introducing the Optec Metric Zoom Lens* …Built to Your Specification
FIRST EVER TRULY METRIC ZOOM LENS WORKING AT FIXED FOCAL LENGTH LENS PERFORMANCE
Repeatable position along zoom range <0.01%.
Base lined on the ARTIS metric zoom lens spec
Extremely accurate & precise bore sighting better than
Surveillance, Tracking, Observation applications & more.
Harsh environmental conditions (MIL-STD-810G applicable)
*A zoom lens that performs like a quality fixed focal lens.
REFERENCE: C1601,002 MODEL: ZOOM SWIR 75-500/F6
THE WEIGHT OF THE ZOOM IS ROUGHLY 17.5 KG.
Up to 20.5mm diagonal, target up to 25.6 mm diagonal
VIS-SWIR 1280 x 1024 or 640 x 480
12 μm — 25 μm
± 2.25°/ ± 0.225° , ±4.8° / ±0.48°
MTF > 40% @ 50 lp/mm
Max axial length:
TBD, anyway < 1000 mm
Less than 1 mrad
Repeatability better than 0.01% (focal length and image size)
From 500 m to infinity
Optec will design, build, and test an innovative, non-refractive, zoom lens capable of precision metric monitoring of a missile during its entire flight trajectory. The Optec Metric Zoom Lens has automated zoom and aperture operation and is compatible with existing 35-mm camera film formats and high-speed digital image cameras.
Tattile introduces the Industry’s Highest Performance Smart Camera
Tattile produces a range of Smart Cameras which are ‘all in one’ vision systems. The new Smart 12MP has just been added to Tattile’s smart camera products portfolio.
Smart 12MP: ‘Tattile’ Highest Performance Smart Camera
The Smart 12MP is a technologically advanced, high performance, rugged and compact Smart Camera that was developed to meet the most complex and demanding Machine Vision requirements. Designed, developed and manufactured by Tattile, the Smart 12MP Smart Camera features a very powerful image processing architecture, incorporating Xilix’s Zynq-7030 SoC including an Artix7 FPGA with 125K LC’s.
The Smart 12MP also incorporates the Zinq-7030’s Cortex-A9 Dual Core 667MHz processor that processes the data, performs the controls required by the application and sends the results either to the machine or to the user line. Thanks to the FPGA the working load of the CPU is reduced to the minimum so that it can be exclusively devoted to image analysis and management. Through an integrated SD card the image storage capability reaches 32 GB.
High Resolution and High-Speed in a Compact Size
The Smart 12MP camera uses CMOSIS’s CMV12000 sensor and is designed to operate at 300 full resolution frames per second (fps) . Frame rates can be increased to thousands of frames per second by reducing the ROI (windowing). The 12 Megapixel CMOS Global Shutter image sensor allows even very small objects to be detected.
Despite its very compact size the processing power resulting from the synergy of the Dual Core CPU and the FPGA makes the Smart 12MP a performance leader in the market. Due to these features, the Smart 12MP is mainly targeted to applications where high speed is required in the most diversified industries, including the semiconductor industries and the 2D and 3D analysis.
Moreover the FPGA can be easily programmed by the user through the VHDL language; Tattile develop a “Black Box” to manage sensor and I/Os and the user has the chance to directly implement into the FPGA its proprietary algorithms to decrease the load of the CPU, that only has the task of managing the data being generated by the FPGA.
Tattile, a manufacturer of custom vision solutions used by OEM’s and Systems Integrators in machine and quality control in production plants worldwide, will exhibit its M100 CLink series of Multi-Camera Vision Controllers at SPIE Photonics West 2017, held from 28 January to 2 February 2017 in San Francisco.
Open Platform Camera Link Multi-Camera Vision Controller with Real Time I/O
The Tattile M100 CameraLink series is an industrial PC specifically designed for vision systems. Compared to classic industrial PCs the M100 CLink Vision Controller combines a number of advantages for ease of installation: it is fanless with a compact and rugged construction, and comes out of the box ready-to- use requiring no loading of any OS software or drivers or any additional components such as a frame grabber or switch, and it contains an FPGA-enabled real time I/O allowing for extremely low-latency synchronization between vision system, cameras and machine automation.
The M100 has four Camera Link ports allowing the connection of Tattile or other manufacturers’ Camera Link cameras using only one cable by Power over Camera Link (PoCL). The device supports four base links with maximum band of 255MB/s, two medium links with maximum band of 510MB/s, two full links with maximum band of 680MB/s or two 80-bit links with maximum band of 850 MB/s.
The ports are directly connected to a FPGA which performs image acquisition and preprocessing in real time and will be easily and independently programmable by users e.g. to implement real-time logics. All channels can be operated independently and simultaneously. In addition to the four Camera Link ports two ports allow the connection of high-speed USB 3.0 Vision cameras and another two USB 2.0 ports are accessible from the front panel; while a third internal protected USB 2.0 port can be used to connect sensitive devices.
Entirely industrial PC design from Tattile
“The M100 is an entirely in-house designed, developed and manufactured Vision Controller series from Tattile. Thanks to the open architecture by use of standard Windows Embedded Standard 7 64 bit or Linux O.S., it is possible to develop vision applications with Tattile software as well as with third party software and libraries. The open design system also ensures the maximum freedom of choice for the components composing the modular architecture”, explains Fulvio Pozzalini, Technical Product Manager with Tattile and highlights another advantage of the M100, the direct encoder input: “If the vision system needs to be interfaced to an incremental encoder, the line-drive RS422 encoder input of the M100 allows a perfect synchronization of the system without the need of other interface devices.”
Other relevant features of the M100 Series Multi-Camera Vision Controller include third generation Intel i3/i7 processors with 8GB (max. 16 GB) of DDR3 RAM for the system control and the fan-less ‘maintenance-free’ design, allowing the uninterrupted operation of the system. It is also possible to install an additional fan when the operation occurs in especially tough environments.
The advantages of ‘made in Tattile’
“Our main strength comes from all Tattile products being internally developed: from board design, to circuit realization, to assembly, to testing in climatic chamber and in anechoic chamber, to quality control,” Pozzalini adds. “We have therefore a total process control, that allows us to be effective, efficient and – most of all – to have a deep knowledge of the product and its life.” Therefore, the Tattile approach also ensures a longer lifetime of the product, which is guaranteed for at least 10 years.
Because the main markets are the OEM and the distributor/integrator markets, this guarantee allows offering a ‘plug and play’ product that will typically follow the machine along its whole life cycle.
Though Tattile tends to offer off-the-shelf products, the entire control of the design and manufacturing processes allows to easily performing customizations required by the clients. This is a concept very well expressed by the company motto ‘Custom Vision Solutions’.
Mikrotron EoSens 12CXP+ and 25CXP+. Python sensor 12MP and 25MP CoaXPress Cameras.
Mikrotron EoSens 25CL+. Python 25MP Camera Link Camera.
Mikrotron GmbH (www.mikrotron.de), worldwide leader in digital high-speed cameras, image processing components, and high-speed recording systems for industry, research and development presents its new line of extremely compact high-resolution CoaXPress® machine vision cameras.
EoSens® 25CXP+ and EoSens® 12CXP+ are powered by an advanced OnSemi PYTHON CMOS sensor and offer 70% more sensitivity over the previous generation of 25 Megapixel CoaXPress® cameras. The CXP+ camera models are based on a unique, robust and compact design (80 x 80 x 66 mm) and are engineered for use in rough environments. The fanless design guarantees vibration-free operation.
Both camera models have a global shutter, an extraordinary photo-sensitivity of 5.8 V/lux*s @550nm, and come with a 4-channel CXP-6 CoaXPress® V1.1 interface, transmitting data at speeds up to 25 Gigabits per second in real time.
EoSens® 25CXP+ offers 80 frames per second at 5,120 x 5,120 pixel resolution. EoSens® 12CXP+ offers 165 frames per second at 4,096 x 3,072 pixel resolution. Windowing down the image resolution further increases the frame rate up to 765 frames per second for 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution.
The high resolution of the camera models, combined with advanced image processing algorithms, give a perfect image quality and allow, for example, to capture even the smallest details of components in PCB assembly in high speed. Due to their outstanding performance and functionality, the new camera models meet the requirements for the most demanding tasks in all areas of application. They are ideally suited for all classical machine vision applications, for event analysis in research and development, and for high-speed shootings in military and aerospace.
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104
Two-connection ruggedized CoaXPress frame grabber
AT A GLANCE
- Ruggedized COTS board for industrial and military embedded applications
- Small stackable PCIe/104 form factor
- Extended temperature range: -40 to +85°C / -40 to +185°F with conduction cooling (ambient temperature measured inside the enclosure)
- Sustained shock: 20 g/11ms (all axes – half-sine and saw tooth)
- Optional conformal coating
- Two CoaXPress CXP-6 connections: 1,250 MB/s camera bandwidth
- PCIe 2.0 (Gen 2) x4 bus: 1,700 MB/s delivery bandwidth
- Feature-rich set of 10 digital I/O lines
Mikrotron designs and manufactures a range of high-speed recording and machine vision cameras for a variety of industries. Recording cameras have resolutions of 1.3MP and 3.0MP with frame rates of over 100,000 fps; machine vision cameras have resolutions from 1.3MP to 25MPwith high frame rates and GigE, CL and CXP Interfaces. Industries served include Automotive Test, Industrial and Academic R&D and Military testing, Factory Automation and AOI.
See Us At
Mikrotron GmbH at SPIE Photonics West 2017
Booth Number: 4508