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Tattile’s 12Mpixel S12MP industrial GigE Smart Camera captures 300 frames/sec with Zynq SoC processing help

by Xilinx Employee on ‎02-01-2017 02:57 PM (61,895 Views)

 

Tattile’s rugged, new S12MP Ultra High Resolution Smart Camera for industrial and machine-vision applications pairs a 12Mpixel CMOSIS CMV12000 image sensor with a Xilinx Zynq Z-7030 SoC to create a compact, high-performance, programmable imaging system capable of capturing 300 12Mpixel, full-resolution frames/sec at 10 bits/pixel (and 140 frames/sec at 12 bits/pixel). The camera can capture partial-resolution video at even higher frame rates under programmatic control of the Zynq SoC. An on-board GigE Vision server streams the captured video to an Ethernet-connected host and an integrated SD card slot permits as much as 32Gbytes of local video storage. The camera takes F-mount lenses, measures only 80x80x60 (without the lens mount), and consumes just 12W from a 12Vdc supply.

 

 

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The S12MP Ultra High Resolution Smart Camera is the latest in a growing line of Smart Cameras from Tattile. The company has focused on adding intelligence to its latest cameras to help customers reduce overall system costs in a variety of vision applications. To that end, Tattile has exposed the programmable logic inside of the S12MP camera to permit its customers to develop and run custom real-time vision algorithms in the camera itself using the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite. According to Tattile, pushing vision processing to the edge in this manner increases vision-system performance and lowers cost.

 

For more information about the S12MP Ultra High Resolution Smart Camera, please contact Tattile directly.

 

 

Comments
by Adventurer
on ‎03-04-2017 04:44 AM

Theres a single thing I do not understand: Why Zynq?

It makes the FPGA more expensive for what benefit (e.g. compared to a smaller device with MicroBlaze) ?

by Xilinx Employee
on ‎03-06-2017 11:04 AM

jesko,

 

There are literally hundreds of Xcell Daily posts about the Zynq SoC demonstrating the unique benefits of having a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor on chip along with programmable logic and programmable I/O. It starts with the thousands of high-speed, on-chip connections between the processing system and the FPGA fabric. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Xilinx MicroBlaze processor soft core and many Xilinx customers use this processor in their designs. However, many Xilinx customers want to get into the truly vast ARM software and development-tool ecosystem for their embedded designs and the Zynq device family gives them that ability in a low-cost, high-performance manner. The Zynq SoCs also make excellent design platforms for end-product families because of the devices' harware, software, and I/O programmablility.

 

In the case of the Tattile camera that's the subject of this blog post, the designers have made excellent use of the Zynq SoC's built-in, on-chip peripherals. Embedded devices like the Tattile camera need to minimize the number of chips in a system to minimize the volume of the electronics package and the single-chip Zynq SoC serves as a good foundation.

 

That said, it's incumbent on any design team to pick the best approach for a given design. Xilinx continues to market a range of cost-effective FPGAs including the Spartan-6, Spartan-7, and Artix-7 device families to meet a truly broad range of system requirements. These devices may make the most sense for many designs and the Zynq SoC makes sense for many designs as well, as evidenced by the large number of released products now based on Zynq devices.

 

--Steve

 

by Visitor idrist
on ‎03-13-2017 08:42 PM

will Xilinx deep learning tools/libs support this product out of the box to develop vision application ?

by Xilinx Employee
on ‎03-14-2017 10:13 AM

idrist:

 

This blog is about a Tattile product. Any questions about this product should be directed to Tattile.

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  • Be sure to join the Xilinx LinkedIn group to get an update for every new Xcell Daily post! ******************** Steve Leibson is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx. He started as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He's served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine, Embedded Developers Journal, and Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.