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Critical Link's Evaluation Kits Available for Canon Image Sensors
Critical Link's Evaluation Kits for two CMOS image sensors from Canon are available now: the 120MXS, a 120MP CMOS sensor; and the 3U5MGXSBA, a 5MP global shutter sensor.
By: Critical Link
The companies have been collaborating on development of Sensor Evaluation Kits for Canon CMOS sensors, allowing developers to test sensor features and performance to ensure a fit with their application. System designers gain access to assets that accelerate development time, including complete sensor board design files. For applications that require on-board image processing, the Evaluation Kits feature an open architecture design, with the option to embed processing and software with the on-board CPU and FPGA fabric.
Evaluation Kits consist of a camera with a pre-installed Canon CMOS sensor, and include:
· Accessory package for out-of-the-box operation (quick start guide, power supply, compact tripod, cables)
· Embedded software to setup the sensor, acquire image data and communicate over USB 3.1 interface with any USB 3 compliant UI
· PC-based UI application available for download to communicate with the camera
· Sensor board design files and source code*
· VHDL code for the FPGA*
Evaluation kits for the 3U5MGXSBA and the 120MXS are expected to begin shipping in November. Orders can be placed through Canon's website, or with an authorized distributor.
A third evaluation kit is in development for Canon's 35MMFHDXS_A, a 19 μm, 2.76MP sensor with extreme-low-
About Critical Link
Syracuse, N.Y.-based Critical Link (http://www.criticallink.com) is an embedded systems engineering firm offering customizable system-on-modules (SOMs) and imaging platforms for industrial, medical, scientific, and defense applications. Critical Link's end-to-end product engineering services include design, development, and production. Critical Link is a Platinum Member of the Intel (Altera) FPGA Design Solutions Network and the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and is ISO 9001:2015 Registered by SRI Quality System Registrar.
About Canon USA
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-
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Amber Thousand, Director of Marketing