The "embedded world" in Nuremberg is the leading international trade fair for embedded systems and THE industry meeting place for developers and decision-makers of embedded solutions. Image processing has been represented for many years with its own area and has grown again in 2019 with more focus on Embedded Vision. The FRAMOS team of experts presented its embedded vision portfolio at this show. Here is an overview of the highlights from the fields of image sensors, displays, optics, 3D solutions, modules and processing that was captured while at the trade fair.
Among other things, FRAMOS demonstrated its first FRAMOS branded product series for dedicated embedded vision development. "With sensor modules that can be combined with adapters and processors, developers can implement embedded vision solutions in a simple and unique way. The modular concept that this product line offers provides quick time to market and supports embedded development from the initial idea through to the final integration. These innovative products are implemented much faster and can be integrated with fewer resources," says Björn Krasemann, Head of Sales Central and Eastern Europe. He was on site showing the live demonstrations of FRAMOS technology that was being presented at booth 3A-749. The colorful Lego buildings that made up part of this modules demonstration attracted many visitors and helped explained the modular functionality perfectly. The high flexibility offered by this product line was demonstrated with the use of the NVIDIA’s Jetson and QUALCOMM's DragonBoard processors and platforms. FRAMOS also showcased its SLVS-EC Rx IP core designed for the development targeting Xilinx FPGA platforms.
Another focus for FRAMOS at this trade fair was on the latest image sensors from Sony and On Semiconductor. FRAMOS sensor expert, Sibel Yorulmaz-Cokugur, was at the booth to answer questions on the sensor module spotlighting ON Semiconductor's flagship XGS12000 sensor. With an 1.0" optical format, housed in a small package with low heat generation, the XGS12000 enables very compact camera designs and embedded solutions, allowing for 29 x 29 mm² sensor board sizes. "The sensor offers outstanding image quality and high-speed frame rates. With the new XGS pixels and the X-Class platform, embedded vision can be developed with the flexibility needed future-oriented designs", says Yorulmaz-Cokugur.
FRAMOS has been a Sony partner for over 30 years and showed a wide range of image sensors for embedded vision, OLED microdisplays and Spresense™ development boards. Sony’s new Spresense™ development boards are based on their 6-core CXD5602 microcontroller. These compact boards allow embedded and IoT applications to be developed in the shortest possible time. Live demonstrations, such as a camera-based "stone, scissors, paper" game, were particularly well received by hobbyists while embedded system engineers could see their use in industrial vision applications and IoT devices.
With its RealSense™ line, Intel highlighted its easy-to-integrate 3D cameras and modules that include intelligent tracking of the environment and pose determination - prerequisites for autonomous devices like robots, drones and other "seeing" machines. For AR/VR and gaming applications, real-time 3D tracking is very helpful in skeleton tracking, as was demonstrated at the Framos booth. The depth data from the cameras and the Nuitrack software were able to accurately identify human contours, adapt them to a skeleton model and output exact 3D positions, which can be used for counting and tracking people. The system recognizes several people and their skeleton geometry at once.
Axel Krepil, Head of Sales and Support, says the "embedded world" 2019 was a complete success: "It was striking that the Embedded Vision Area was very successful and very well attended. Attendees were mostly looking for individual imaging solutions - our Framos image sensor modules and especially customized versions were in great demand. It was also very clear that the developers do not only need embedded hardware components, but also showed a strong demand in the area of AI applications and our IP-based solutions, to build intelligent machines and devices that see.”
For those, who did not had the chance to vistit the "embedded world" show, to see what you missed out on and how we can help you in Embedded Vision, the FRAMOS experts are here to talk. Please see also our Embedded Vision case studies.