Machine vision software ARM-ready

May 12, 2017 // By Julien Happich
MVTec Software GmbH now makes its machine vision software readily available for ARM-based platforms running the Linux operating system. Halcon 13.0.1 release provides a straightforward way to use Halcon's functions on the widely distributed ARM processing technology.

The new Halcon release offers a number of improved features including better grading of data-codes and optimizations for developers using the Visual Studio extension. Halcon 13.0.1 will be available beginning June 1, 2017 and can be downloaded from the MVTec website. MVTec has many years of experience in porting Halcon on a customized basis to embedded platforms such as Android, BeagleBoard-xM, and DragonBoard, as well as other embedded systems. This provides companies with the ability to run an extensive machine vision library on compact and robust hardware devices such as smart cameras and mobile vision sensors. Customers can develop their machine vision applications on a standard platform – a PC, for example –, then run the application on an embedded system, and thereby employ an extensive machine vision library.

Halcon 13.0.1 however supports ARM-based platforms as a standard, without the need for customized porting. The system also includes standard image acquisition interfaces such as GenICam and GigE Vision.