Learn more about machine vision! In our knowledge base we are explaining key technical terms about image processing. We give you an overview to topics like 3D machine vision or the established standards like CameraLink, GigE Vision or GenICam.
The basis of all imaging software is the ability to acquire, transfer,
manipulate and interpret the pixel data output by a camera. What happens to
these images can vary from the relatively simple task of saving them to disk,
through to using them in a complex pattern recognition application.
CoaXPress (CXP) is the second beyond CameraLink standard that was
established a few years ago. In the simplest version, power, control and
data for the remote device are send via a single coaxial cable.
The GenICam standard (GENeric Interface for CAMeras) provides generic software
interfaces for all kinds of machine vision cameras whatever their hardware
interface. The underlying interface used, for example, GigE Vision or
CameraLink, is of no relevance. New technologies such as Camera Link HS, CoaXPress, or USB3 Vision, also rely on the GenICam standard.