Sensors, Vision

Machine vision standards help the industry grow

Four machine vision standards are helping the industry grow as a whole and help facilitate new business opportunities.
By AIA April 9, 2019
Courtesy: CFE Media

Vision standards help the growth of the entire machine vision industry. If one vision supplier were to develop a higher performance camera than all their competitors, but the way that camera operated was unique, it would limit themselves to a very small number of real-world business opportunities.

Integrators could never be certain the camera works with their connectors, software, network protocols, and other components of a machine vision system, regardless of how competitive it is.

Vision standards exist, in part, to help the entire vision industry. They help ensure that the entire vision industry can grow as a whole. There are numerous ways in which today’s standards facilitate new business opportunities.

Camera Link HS 2.0

Camera Link HS (CLHS), recently updated to version 2.1, facilitates ever increasing machine vision data speeds. CLHS has the highest frequency, lowest latency and jitter, and highest data densities of any vision standard, helping the machine vision industry achieve new speeds and resolutions.

GigE Vision 2.1

GigE has historically been one of the most common interfaces in the industrial sector for its cost and ease of use. The latest update to the GigE Vision standard facilitates exceptional image transfer for 3-D applications, opening up the potential of lower cost 3-D imaging to a wide range of end users.

USB3 Vision 1.1

USB3 interfaces are known for their high data transfer speeds. The recent advance toward version 1.1 has allowed for more robust support of multiple data streams, allowing the high bandwidth benefits of USB3 Vision to be used in multi-camera systems.

CoaXPress 2.0

The recent launch of CoaXPress 2.0 doubles the speed of the previous CXP-6 specification to 12.5 Gbps. This increase facilitates the use of fast machine vision cameras with far simpler cabling schemes.

Today’s machine vision standards help the entire industry grow, enabling more and more advanced vision systems to tackle new and challenging applications. Keep an eye on updates to global vision standards to get an idea of the industry’s most pressing needs and areas of innovation.

This article originally appeared in Vision Online. AIA is a part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), a CFE Media content partner. Edited by Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,