Embedded World 2018 – A Review

Allied Vision exhibited for the first time at Embedded World 2018, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany from February 27 to March 1, 2018. Both the VDMA's Industrial Image Processing Division and the Embedded Vision Alliance were supporting partners to this year's exhibition and conference.

Live Mako camera demo at Embedded World 2018

Embedded Vision was present everywhere, from a thematic session with a total of 22 lectures at the embedded world conference to a panel discussion in the exhibitor forum. Paul Maria Zalewski, Product Manager at Allied Vision gave a presentation on "Shifting Advanced Image Processing from Embedded Boards to Future Camera Modules - a Paradigm-Change for Embedded Designers". The official guided press tour also covered exhibitors with innovative new solutions for embedded vision. These solutions, including our 1 product line powered by ALVIUM technology, attracted much attention among users and developers of embedded systems.


Live demonstrations

Our booth featured two live demos. We had a 130 series camera with MIPI CSI-2 interface, which, connected to an embedded board via an adapter board, simultaneously captured live images with the multi Region of Interest (Multi-ROI) feature applied and implemented image optimization features in four different regions (5x5 debayering, binning, white balance in one region, and contrast enhancement, 12-bit look-up table, and gamma enabled in the other three regions). The other live demonstration showed an application focused on quick identification of faulty parts. Two Mako cameras, a Mako G-319C with a GigE Vision interface and a Mako U-130B with a USB3 Vision interface, were connected through a System-on-Module (SoM) via standard carrier board. The cameras grabbed images of the inspection targets (USB flash drives) placed on a turntable triggered by an external light barrier. The program used OpenCV, an open source computer vision library, which allowed a blob contour check and logo detection of images grabbed by the Mako U camera as well as logo color check with the Mako G camera.


We discovered that not all attendees were embedded systems designers. Almost half of our booth visitors were machine vision customers. It shows embedded vision has already become a significant trend in both the embedded world and the machine vision industry. The line separating both industries is becoming increasingly blurred.


Any questions?

If you have any questions regarding embedded vision and the 1 product line, please contact our imaging experts today. 


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