Global Interface Standards Discussed at IVSM Chicago

  • Published October 2015

Experts from leading companies in the global imaging industry came together for the latest semi-annual International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) in mid-October in Chicago. They discussed the new and extended versions of the primary machine vision interface standards, from GenICam through CoaXPress and Camera Link.

The specification of the upcoming CoaXPress 2.0 standard has been detailed in key aspects. Semiconductor manufacturers said they will bring out the first chips supporting the increased bandwidth of 10 and 12.5 Gigabit per second towards the end of 2016.

Other important news from the Chicago meeting is that Camera Link, one of the older machine vision standards, will be actively enhanced. Among various improvements, new standard specifications will likely make the support of GenICam mandatory.

Another essential event at each IVSM is the ”plug-fest” where manufacturers of cameras, cables, frame grabbers and imaging software test the interoperability of components based on the different standards. The plug-fest once again confirmed the seamless interoperation and leading performance of our frame grabbers. The GenICam support of the Camera Link grabbers was especially well received. Frame grabbers from Active Silicon were successfully tested with current production cameras as well as prototypes from  AlliedVision,  Basler,  Baumer,  e2v,  JAI and others.