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Cognex Vision Library (CVL)

Designed to help OEMs and advanced vision systems developers build the widest range of machine vision applications with ultimate platform flexibility

Acquisition Technology

Fast, reliable image capture
Designed with pipelined processing for low latency and high throughput, Cognex acquisition supports all types of image capture: analog, digital, color, monochrome, area scan, line scan, high resolution, multi-channel and multiplexed.

In addition to our own family of Cognex Industrial Cameras, Cognex maintains strategic relationships with major camera suppliers through our Acquisition Alliance program. Through the Acquisition Alliance, Cognex supports hundreds of industrial cameras and video formats covering the complete range of acquisition requirements typically used in machine vision.

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GigE Vision
GigE Vision digital cameras connect directly to a standard GigE network card on PCs. The high-speed GigE Vision interface uses Gigabit Ethernet protocol to transmit monochrome or color images with resolutions from 640x480 up to multi-megapixel. Cognex supports the GenICam standard, ensuring compatibility with a wide selection of cameras.

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Camera Link
Cognex MVS-8600™ series frame grabbers provide the highest bandwidth digital acquisition using the latest Camera Link technology. These frame grabbers are ideally suited for high-speed and high-resolution machine vision applications requiring rapid processing of large amounts of monochrome or color image data. They also feature on board I/O, and support for both PCI and PCIe buses. The MVS-8602e also supports Power over Camera Link.

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High Speed Analog
The Cognex® MVS-8500™ series of machine vision frame grabbers supports the latest high-speed analog camera technology. PCI-Express bus architecture and quad-speed analog cameras are supported.

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