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Photonfocus’ MV1-D1280-L01-1280-G2 industrial camera gets help from its integral Spartan-6 FPGA to store high-speed, 948fps burst-mode video for subsequent analysis

by Xilinx Employee on ‎01-19-2018 12:02 PM (4,594 Views)



Photonfocus has just introduced another industrial video camera in its MV1 industrial camera line—the MV1-D1280-L01-1280-G2 1280x1024-pixel, 85fps (948fps in burst mode), with a GigE interface—which implements all standard features of the MV1 platform as well as burst mode, MROI (multiple regions of interest), and binning. In burst mode, the camera’s internal 2Gbit burst memory can store image sequences for subsequent analysis. The amount of storage depends on image resolution: 250msec at 1024x124 pixels, 1000msec at 512x512 pixels. The maximum amount of stored video also varies with the size of the specified ROI.



PhotonFocus MV1-D1280-L01-1280-G2 video camera.jpg 


The MV1-D1280-L01-1280-G2 1280x1024-pixel, 85fps (948fps in burst mode) industrial video camera with a GigE interface




Like many of its existing industrial video cameras, Photonfocus’ MV1-D1280-L01-1280-G2 is based on a platform design that uses a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA for a foundation. Use of the Spartan-6 FPGA permitted Photonfocus to create an extremely flexible vision-processing platform that serves as a common hardware foundation for several radically different types of rugged, industrial cameras in multiple camera lines. These cameras use very different imaging sensors to meet a wide variety of application requirements. The different sensors have very different sensor interfaces, which is why using the Spartan-6 FPGA—an interfacing wizard if there ever was one—as a foundation technology is such a good idea.


Here are some of the other Xilinx-based Photonfocus cameras covered previously in Xcell Daily:








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