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Vieworks builds on the FRAMOS IP Core to connect Sony sensors to Xilinx FPGAs


Vieworks, a leading developer of advanced digital medical imaging solutions, is using the recently released SLVS-EC RX IP Core for Xilinx FPGAs from global imaging expert FRAMOS.

Vieworks uses the FRAMOS’ IP Core to optimise resources and accelerate their implementation with the latest Sony CMOS sensors, and focuses on the advanced Machine Vision applications in the Asian markets.

Vieworks serves doctors, health professionals and patients, with high-value and high-quality diagnostic images.

Their aim is to improvements to both the health and the medical industries by creating innovative alternative signal processing technologies.

These enable the delivery of advanced imaging solutions, ease of operation and simple installation. The in-house R&D team of Vieworks designs, develops, and manufactures their latest vision products and systems with Sony’s third generation CMOS sensors and the powerful Xilinx platform, both of which are seamlessly connected by the FRAMOS SLVS-EC RX IP Core for Kintex-7.

Ryan Kyung, Head of Sales and Marketing at Vieworks, said: “In order to take full advantage of the outstanding performance of Sony’s latest CMOS sensors with the SLVS-EC interface as well as Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs, we had only two options: develop a dedicated interface by ourselves or use the FRAMOS IP Core. We have chosen FRAMOS’ IP Core because it provides a faster speed interface, thanks to its flexible and configurable lanes support, which is especially critical for designing ultra-high-resolution cameras. FRAMOS’ professional and efficient guidance and technical support was also a deciding factor. A simplified design and useful sample codes are always welcomed by our engineers. The biggest advantage for us in partnering with FRAMOS is saving time and development resources. The FRAMOS solution helps us to keep our internal R&D team focused on new product release, while creating excellent-performance driven devices with a faster time to market.”

André Brela, Product Manager at FRAMOS, said: “The FRAMOS SLVS-EC RX IP Core is the first solution for easy sensor interfacing with Sony’s latest CMOS imagers, coupled with high-capacity and high-performance FPGAs from Xilinx. We are extremely proud to have an industry leader like Vieworks choose our IP Core, which is perfectly aligned with the core value of FRAMOS: to enable machines to see and think for better quality of life. Device builders and camera vendors can de-risk the sensor design and implementation, while significantly reducing the development efforts and accelerating their time to market.”

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