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Photonfocus’ new laser-triangulation video camera gets real-time performance from on-board Spartan-6 FPGA

by Xilinx Employee ‎09-26-2017 10:45 AM - edited ‎09-27-2017 08:17 AM (2,572 Views)


The just-announced MV1-D2048x1088-3D06 industrial laser-triangulation video camera from Photonfocus is based on a high-sensitivity, 2048x1088-pixel CMOSIS CMV2000 V3 CMOS image sensor and takes advantage of a new, real-time Photonfocus LineFinder algorithm running in the camera’s on-board Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA to compute the laser line position with sub-pixel accuracy. Using this information, the camera computes the height profile of an object with no help needed from a host PC. You can program specific regions of interest within the camera imaging frame and the size of the region of interest determines the 3D triangulation rate, which ranges from 42 frames/sec for a 2048x1088-pixel region of interest in 2D+3D imaging mode to 18619 frames/sec for a 2048x11-pixel region of interest in 3D imaging mode.



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Photonfocus MV1-D2048x1088-3D06 industrial laser-triangulation video camera based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA





Like many of its existing industrial video cameras, Photonfocus’ MV1-D2048x1088-3D06 is based on a Spartan-6 LX75T FPGA, which serves as a platform for the company’s smart industrial video cameras. Use of the Spartan-6 FPGA permitted Photonfocus to create an extremely flexible real-time, vision-processing platform that serves as a foundation for several very different types of cameras based on very different imaging sensors with very different sensor interfaces including:









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