ABS GmbH Jena



The specialist for FPGA, DSP and GPU based digital camera systems

News and Information


25.02.-27.02.2020 Nuremberg, Hall 4A Booth 4A-100

Overview of our new cameras and camera solutions, interfaces of the SDK as well as new know-how and technologies.


NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Smart Camera - Machine Vision, Deep Learning and customized Image Processing
  • robust, climatically and thermally optimized housing for industrial applications
  • ABS offers the adaption of housing construction and production of carrier boards
  • integration of various image sensors or sensor modules is possible on customer request
  • powerful multi-GPU accelerated processor platform (256-core NVIDIA Pascal GPU, hex-core ARMv8 64-bit CPU complex, dual-core NVIDIA Denver 2, quad-core ARM Cortex-A57) with scalable power consumption and operable with up to 6 image sensors ( 4 full HD streams possible)
  • Application of various programming frameworks is possible by TensorRT as high-performance interface. Therefore e.g. TensorFlow, Caffe2, PaddlePaddle, Chainer, Pytorch, mxnet, theano, or Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit can be used.
  • Reduced development efforts due to usage of neural networks, artificial intelligence, and existing programming libraries to implement machine learning, image processing, and intelligent control with short time-to-market. Classical image processing can be realized in the hardware without a PC.
  • Interfaces can be customized: USB3.0 Typ A, USB 2.0 Micro-AB, HDMI, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, wireless (Bluetooth 4.1, WLan 802.11ac).
  • Use the possibility to implement your own image processing with this adaptable offthe-shelf camera concept with open programming infrastructure!


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High End 5 Megapixel sophisticated polarisation camera
  • Camera is also available with 12 megapixels, active or passive cooling
  • simultaneous recording of 4 polarization directions (0, 90, 45 and 135) per macropixel with more than 80 fps (5 MP) or more than 30 fps (12 MP)
  • Special software for real time video display and evaluation
  • Digital freely programmable opto-decoupled inputs/outputs (2 each)
  • 1 TTL trigger input (fast), USB3.1 Gen 1 interface
  • Application fields: Detection of scratches and surface defects, detection of mechanical stress in glass or plastics, suppression of light reflection, separation of foreground/object and background, contrast enhancement with low dynamics or shadows, shape recognition in low-contrast scenes, discrimination of direct and reflected light, economical alternative to polarimeter
Climate chamber camera for usage in extreme environmental conditions
  • cold and heat resistant camera system for a temperature range from -40C to +140C
  • integrated heating and special compressed-air based cooling system
  • user-friendly camera control and video documentation software K3-Studio with timer-controlled live image recording, time stamp, image display, time lapse, optional: event-triggered image capture
  • Application fields: surveillance in production and process monitoring in climate chamber, cooling and dehumidifying chamber, drying chamber, biotechnology, food and packaging industry, eyepiece imaging (e.g. telescope testing)
  • The system comes with a specially designed control software, special connecting hose with customer-specific wall feedthrough, and a accessories kit containing power supply, cable set, e-box, and frame grabber card.
  • Optional: protection class IP69K, conformity to autoclaving, pressure
    up to 6 bar

Measuring systems for surface analysis, laser triangulation, 3D-scans, profile measurement
  • The new laser triangulation line scanner series from the smallest MH5 with 5 mm to the largest MH1000 with a 1000 mm height measuring range from the ABS is specially adapted to the requirements of industrial automated, inline 100%-inspection tasks.
  • These measuring systems allow contact-free measurements of height, length, bending angle as well as gap analysis, diameter tests, position  determinations, location examination and profile comparison with, for example, 1170 scans per second at a resolution of 2048 pixels per line
  • Data processing and control is possible with ABS 3D software or via SDK or with interface to other software environments (e.g. Halcon).
  • Hardware and ABS software can be customized and adapted as well as being integrated into existing production facilities.
  • The FPGA- and DSP-supported data preprocessing in the devices ensures ressource-saving and low-latency data output.

Special solutions for multispectral microscopy inspection tasks
  • The combination of a high-sensitive ABS SWIR camera (wavelength range: 900 nm to 1700 nm) and an infrared microscope from Seiwa makes it possible to solve inspection tasks through various, normally non-transparent surfaces such as MEMS/MOEMS, multi-stack modules (3D stacks, 3D-ICs), wafers, photovoltaic, wafer level chip scale package (CSPs) etc.
  • The user-friendly camera and operating software ImageCapture-I achieves best possible image quality through image enhancement algorithms and correction mechanisms.
  • SWIR cameras of the ABS can be operated via USB2.0 on any PC or notebook.
  • Thermoelectric cooling (TEC) increases the sensitivity even further.


Spectral stabilized light for high-precision lighting tasks
  • By means of current, voltage and temperature stabilization, the SLS generates a spectrally constant and reproducible light scene.
  • The corresponding software SmartControl records values for current, temperature and regulation and allows convenient control of the light source (intensity, trigger, interval operation etc.) and evaluation / processing of the data with the PC.
  • Different LED modules with different power, spectral properties (color composition) and light intensity distributions can be operated with the electronics.
  • The LED modules are recognized automatically and can be cooled or heated to target temperatures using thermoelectric cooling.
Furthermore also be excited about our interesting innovations at our booth!
from 25.02.-27.02.2020 in Nuremberg, hall 4A booth 4A-100.

We are looking forward to talking with you about the realization of your demanding camera, image processing and electronics tasks at the embedded world 2020!



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