Their new, in-house developed Processing Kit is intended for Flexible Vision applications in industrial settings, which they believe “rethinks” embedded vision. The development kit has various interfaces for image processing, allows the connection of different camera types and contains a flexible SoM and carrier board approach based on NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus SoC.
The kit includes the pylon Camera Software Suite, which provides certified drivers for all types of camera interfaces, simple programming interfaces and a comprehensive set of tools for camera setup. For vision applications, BCON for MIPI, GigE and USB 3.0 vision are available as interfaces. Customers can configure cameras with a wide range of sensors and performance specifications from Basler’s portfolio.
The application areas of the Embedded Processing Kit are diverse and are located wherever fast time-to-market and price sensitivity are required. Basler says the flexible design, which is already geared towards industrial use, can be adapted to any vision project with little effort. It could result in less development effort and lower costs for users in factory automation, logistics and retail, as well for applications in robotics, smart city and smart agriculture.
First functional samples of the processing board will be available in April, with general availability planned for July. Further development steps towards volume production for use in products and projects as well as further variants with an expansion of software support are planned by Basler.