Technologies for vision applications

Embedded vision system

MRTech SK develops comprehensive solutions based on the NVIDIA embedded technologies, that perfectly adaptable for multi-camera, 3D Vision, airborne and other mobile applications. We offer our customers standard or specialized embedded graphical systems with NVIDIA Jetson supercomputer modules.

The advantages of such video systems are:

  • High-performance NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 module with specialized carrier
  • Customized design of your system with a wide selection of cameras, hardware modules and interfaces
  • MRTech high performance software for image & video processing
  • Ready-to-use systems with rapid time-to-market

Hardware Configuration

Base module – NVIDIA® Jetson TX2 System-on-Module with:

  • GPU: NVIDIA Pascal™, 256 CUDA cores
  • CPU: Dual Denver2 plus Quad ARM® A57
  • Memory: 8 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC

xEC2 carrier board – specialized carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson TX2 module specially designed by XIMEA to connect customized PCIe and USB3 cameras of xiX / xiC / xiQ series. xEC2 carrier board has the following interfaces:

  • 4x PCIe X2G2 connectors for ribbon camera interfaces
  • 1x PCIe X4G2 connectors for ribbon camera interfaces
  • 2x USB3 connectors for ribbon camera interfaces
  • GPIO connector and GPIO DIP switches
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • M.2 interface
  • USB3 Type-A connector
  • USB2 Micro-B connector
  • Jetson pinout
  • Power connector
  • Fan power connector

Accessories: power supply 12V, 40W and Wi-Fi antenna.
Wi-Fi antenna connectors are located on Jetson TX2 module.

Physical parameters of the embedded computing system:

  • Dimensions:
    • TX2 module with carrier – 87 x 50 x 35 mm
    • TX2, carrier, additional thermal plate with heat sink and fan – 92 x 54 x 60 mm
  • Weight:
    • TX2 module with carrier – 185 g
    • TX2, carrier, additional thermal plate with heat sink and fan – 365 g

 

Compliant Cameras

Up to four semi-housed XIMEA xiC / xiX cameras can be used with Phoxi carrier board, such as:

  • Compact cameras with Sony Pregius™ sensors – from 2.3 MPix or to 12 MPix
  • High-performance PCIe cameras – from 12 MPix to 50 MPix
  • Customized XIMEA cameras with USB3 and PCIe interfaces

 

Processing Software

Operating system: Linux for Tegra

Machine Vision software:

  • XIMEA xiAPI – application programming interfaces, libraries, tools for comfortable use of XIMEA cameras
  • MRTech Image Flow processing software for building full image processing pipelines in machine vision systems including acquisition, color pre-processing, encoding, streaming, disk writing, etc.

 

On demand MRTech team can implement sophisticated real time video processing algorithms in such compact low power hardware, including:

  • Real-time object detection, localization and classification based on state of the art neural net
  • Robust real-time object tracking algorithms etc.

Embedded system with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier will be available soon…

PCI Express – Ultimate Camera Interface for Vision Systems

PCIe as a camera interface has variety of decisive advantages, that are:

  • Minimizes latency and CPU overhead
  • Seamlessly delivers image data directly to the host memory via Scatter/Gather DMA
  • Supports distances from millimeters to hundreds of meters
  • Aggregation of multiple imagers into one wire/fiber
  • Thin to none SW stack

Then, as XIMEA Technological Partners, we use their xPlatform technology in our cases.

xPlatform can be defined as a combination of XIMEA PCIe cameras xiX and xiB series plus Aggregation Technology specially designed for multi-camera systems. It helps provide:

  • Several cameras aggregation into one high bandwidth upstream up to 64 Gbit/s
  • Maximum compactness, scalability and modularity

Besides of that, our image processing software is 100% compatible with that technologies.