PoE/USB3 Camera Controllers Enrich Machine Vision

PoE/USB3 Camera Controllers Enrich Machine Vision

Advantech stepped up its foray into automated optical inspection (AOI) with novel Power over Ethernet (PoE) and USB3 camera controllers for vision inspection. The AIIS-1240 and AIIS-1440 (AIIS = Advantech Intelligent Inspection System) handle applications that rely heavily on machine vision, such as packaging inspection, label inspection, wafer inspection, and alignment inspection. The AIIS-1240 for PoE, compatible with GigE Vision cameras, uses a single RJ45 cable that carries data and electrical power. It delivers 15.4 W maximum to each powered device at up to 100 meters. An Intel i210 LAN controller features IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), allowing for synchronization of clocks distributed on a network (permitting frame synchronization from two or more PoE cameras in a vision-inspection app). The AIIS-1440 comes with a dedicated USB3 controller on each vision channel. Compliant with USB 3.0, it can transfer data at up to 5 Gbits/s. As a result, it supports a camera with 4608- by 3288-pixel resolution at 10 frames/s. Both controllers support Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors. I/O interfaces include four PoE (AIIS-1240) or four USB3 (AIIS-1440) vision channels, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, and six serial ports. Two serial ports on the front panel can be configured as RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 via BIOS setting.


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