Paul Kozik from FLIR discusses the reasons 10 GigE is poised to be the next major machine vision interface and how our 4k60 10 GigE camera, the Oryx, unlocks new levels of high performance value for machine vision applications.
In this video we talk about our new Oryx camera, our first 10 GigE camera. Streaming video at 4096 x 3000 at 60 fps and using Matrox Image Library to do edge detection. I also talk about our new Genicam3 compliant software development package - Spinnaker SDK. I explain two features: image sequencer and color transformation.
With 10 Gigabit Ethernet, higher bandwidth is added to the familiarity and reliability of GigE Vision cameras and twisted pair cabling.
The new standard in single-link interface speed, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) enables users to take full advantage of the latest generation of high-performance sensors with their higher resolution, frame rates, bit depth and dynamic range.
10 GigE cameras are also fast to set up. With the latest generation of consumer motherboards supporting 10 GigE, all you need is a camera and a cable. There’s no complicated link aggregation to set up, and unlike Camera Link or CoaXpress, there’s no need for frame grabbers or additional interface cards.
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface builds on proven GigE Vision technology to keep bandwidth and CPU usage low. In FLIR’s tests, a free-running 10 GigE camera consumed only about 15% of the maximum load of an Intel i7-6700 CPU .
Image data is only useful once it arrives in host memory. 10 Gigabit Ethernet offers packet resend to prevent data loss by detecting and correcting errors in real-time. By contrast, Camera Link requires expensive cables to manage bit errors.
The superior speed of 10 Gigabit Ethernet delivers a significant reduction in latency compared to gigabit hardware, which includes IP forwarding steps that introduce 50-125 μs of latency. 10 Gigabit Ethernet reduces latency to just 5-50 μs, making it ideal for lag-free, real-time video applications such as motion-tracking, conferencing, and telemedicine.
10 Gigabit Ethernet leverages continual advancement in semiconductor manufacturing. Substantial and ongoing improvements in Physical Layer (PHY) power efficiency have been achieved as processes continue to shrink from greater than 60nm to 28nm, and ultimately to 14nm and lower.
10 Gigabit Ethernet auto-negotiation protocols can also scale power dynamically, based on cable length. In cables less than 7m long, the signal-to-noise ratio is high enough to disable some of the PHY’s signal processing features. This reduces power dissipation to as little as 1.5W per port – that’s just 1W more than SFP+ with the same length optical cable.
10GBASE-T has been widely adopted in the IT industry, and has proven every bit as reliable as the 1000BASE-T systems that came before. As this standard enters the consumer space, the install base is set to expand even faster. The 10GBASE-T platform used by 10 Gigabit Ethernet is a fully IEEE-compliant technology standard, ensuring interoperability between switches, motherboards, interface cards, cables, and cameras. This interoperability, combined with familiarity, ease of use, and low cost, has nurtured a healthy and growing ecosystem of standard-compliant 10GBASE-T products.