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40x31mm USB 3.0 board-level camera delivers 1288x964 resolution at 30 FPS Point Grey’s Chameleon 3 is a new family of USB3 Vision board-level cameras that combines the ease-of-use of USB 3.0, the small size and flexibility of board-level, and the most popular CCD and CMOS image sensors into an affordable package. Available in a lightweight 44x35x19.5mm metal case or as a 40x31mm board stack, the Chameleon3 is well-suited to a wide range of space-constrained applications. The board-level version offers configuration flexibility and can be equipped with either a C/ CS-mount lens holder or a smaller S-mount (M12) lens holder. Other standard features include an on-camera frame buffer for image retransmission, opto-isolated GPIO with locking connection, and a hassle-free 3-year warranty. The first Chameleon3 Optimized HMI board is only 59x39mm With the launch of its GraphLight board, French manufacturer Clairitec addresses the growing market demand for display with a resolution up to VGA (640x480 pixels). This new HMI board version benefits from the SpiderGraph board technology while being optimized for a resolution up to VGA. By removing the hardware components non-mandatory for a display in low resolution, replacing the microprocessor and optimizing the electronic architecture, the new GraphLight board offers two main advantages: a significant cost decrease compared to the original board while slashing its footprint by a factor of two. Equipped with serial connections RS232, CAN or USB, the 59x39mm GraphLight enables engineers to develop and integrate fully customizable touch and graphic interfaces in less than four weeks directly from an existing business application. CM3-U3-13S2 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3” global shutter CCD sensor capable of 1288 x 964 image resolution at 30 FPS. The EXview HAD CCD sensor technology offers excellent imaging performance with high quantum efficiency and NIR sensitivity, in a cost-effective 1/3” optical format. Additional Chameleon3 models will be released throughout 2015, including the 1.3 megapixel On Semi Python 1300 global shutter CMOS, and the 2.8 megapixel Sony ICX818 global shutter CCD. Point Grey Research www.ptgrey.com Signal processing VPX module with PCIe The GraphLight board will also be integrated into the plug & play and EMC certified graphic display module designed by Clairitec, more particularly the 4.3’’ WQVGA and 3.5’’ QVGA versions. Clairitec www.clairitec.com interface This high performance DSP and FPGA board for harsh environments from CommAgility, the VPX-D16A4-PCIE is a rugged card in the compact VITA 65, 3U OpenVPX form factor, with a high speed Gen2 PCI Express (PCIe) interface. Use it in applications such as electronic warfare (EW), software radio, imaging or radar that require very high signal processing performance in the robust VPX form factor for deployment in harsh environments. It is well suited to implementations where it interfaces with other boards based around Intel processors. The VPX-D16A4-PCIE complements CommAgility’s existing VPX-D16A4, which provides similar functionality, but is aimed primarily at wireless applications. The main difference between the two modules is that the VPX-D16A4-PCIE includes a 10 Gbaud 2x PCIe interface to the VPX backplane for each of the two on-board Texas Instruments (TI) System-on-Chip (SoC) devices, instead of the VPX-D16A4’s 20Gbaud RapidIO links. The new board is based around a TI TCI6638K2K KeyStonebased SoC and a TI TMS320C6678 SoC, which between them contain sixteen C66x DSP cores and four ARM Cortex-A15 cores, as well as baseband and networking accelerators. The two SoCs are closely coupled with TI’s HyperLink bus as well as Gigabit Ethernet. Each device has its own large 2 Gbytes DDR3 memory bank. The VPX-D16A4-PCIE is available as either conduction cooled or air cooled versions. CommAgility www.commagility.com FPGA-based I/O expansion and bridging starter kit Presented as the most affordable product of its type available, Lattice Semicondutors’s Programmable kit enables easy and quick evaluation of MachXO3L FPGAs. The kit includes pre-loaded reference designs, design tools, USB connector and other components necessary to thoroughly evaluate MachXO3L devices. The MachXO3L Starter Kit is a platform for evaluating and designing with the company’s low cost family of MachXO3L instant-on, non-volatile FPGAs. Product developers can now immediately deploy programmable bridging and I/O expansion with high I/O density at the lowest cost per I/O that Lattice offers. The MachXO3L family is Lattice’s small form factor FPGA family for essential bridging and I/O expansion functions. The new MachXO3L Starter Kit enables designers to evaluate and demonstrate LED drive, SPI, I²C, CMOS I/O, programming via JTAG or I²C, dual-boot operation using SPI Flash and other capabilities. The kit consists of reference designs pre-loaded onto a LCMXO3L-6900C- 5BG256C device for demonstration and easy bring-up of the embedded I²C and SPI controllers as well as the oscillator and programmable I/O used for LED drive. The kit also includes a USB connector for power and programming, LEDs, prototyping area and an expansion header landing for SPI, I²C and JTAG supported by 3.3V and 1.2V supply rails. Lattice www.latticesemi.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2015 31


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