Applications Traffic control

We can provide you with solutions for the measurement and recording of data in this highly varied industry. Our cameras can be used also as networked or standalone systems for traffic control. The FPGA can do the real-time image processing, extracts valuable information from the video data, transform those data into a suitable form and transfer them to you directly over Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) network.

Whether you are just controlling and supervising traffic or collecting toll, our machine vision systems will make your job easier and more precise.

Typical applications include:

  • optical character recognition,
  • automatic number plate recognition,
  • electronic toll collection,
  • cataloging the movements of traffic or individuals,
  • depicting the motion,
  • object velocity recognition,
  • GPS systems,
  • multi-camera car inspection,
  • speed, traffic, and tollbooth enforcement

Did you know that…
… FPGA-based camera can save your life?

In the field of digital image processing, most operations on an image are simple and very repetitive. FPGAs are more than suitable for such tasks. It is more than convenient for time-critical functions to be implemented in FPGAs, so that it is possible to even accelerate their speed.

FPGA (field programmable gate array) is an uncommitted group of logical gates. The device is programmed by connecting the gates together to form multipliers, registers, adders, etc. Multipliers, included in FPGAs can operate at frequencies higher than 100MHz. Whenever the data rate of the system needs to be higher than 100 Mbyte/second, FPGA will handle it better than any other solution on the market. Integrating an entire embedded system in a single FPGA helps to speed up computation, reduces production costs, simplifies board design and eliminates long lead times.

In the automotive and aerospace industries, FPGAs are used in many safety-critical applications where fast response times and reliability are crucial. Such applications include collision-avoidance systems, blind-spot detection, alert systems and in rear-view cameras. Due to their low power consumption, such FPGA-based solutions are suitable also for hybrids, electric vehicles or fuel cell-powered cars.

FPGAs are suitable in applications that require real-time response and highly reliable electronics, that need high computing power, consume little energy and can survive the harshest environments. Another advantage of FPGAs is their capacity for parallel processing. Certain parallelizable algorithms, running at mere ~100MHz in parallel in the FPGA, have shown performance boosts of 10 times compared to the same code running on a 3GHz x86 CPU. Some FPGAs are manufactured as radiation-hardened versions and can even operate in high radiation space applications. All these attributes make FPGAs a crucial element of the high-speed smart cameras of the future.

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.Albert Einstein
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