Pleora RapidPIX ™ Compression Brings Bandwidth Boost to Vision Applications

by | Feb 15, 2024

Pleora-NTx-Mini-LC with RapidPIX

Pleora Technologies is introducing new patented RapidPIX ™ lossless compression technology that increases data throughput by almost 70 percent while meeting the low latency and reliability demands of machine vision and medical imaging applications.

RapidPIX is initially available on Pleora’s new iPORT™ NTx-Mini-LC platform, which provides a compression-enabled drop-in upgrade of the widely deployed NTX-Mini embedded interface. With added compression, designers can deploy the iPORT NTx-Mini-LC to support low latency transmission of GigE Vision compliant packets at more than 1.5 Gbps throughput rates over existing 1 Gb Ethernet infrastructure. Manufacturers are designing the iPORT NTx-Mini-LC embedded interface with RapidPIX compression into X-ray panels for medical and dental imaging, contact image sensors (CIS), and industrial camera applications.

While boosting bandwidth performance without requiring a costly infrastructure upgrade, the lossless compression solution also minimizes the amount of data transmitted over the network to reduce power consumption. The mathematically lossless compression technology supports multi-taps and multi-components. Imaging data is fed into the RapidPIX encoder, which analyses imaging data against compression profiles and selects the best approach based on application requirements. Latency performance is less than two lines, or approximately 0.022 milliseconds, when deployed on a system operating at 1024×1024 resolution, Mono8 pixel format with two taps at 40 MHz. Latency performance can be further reduced depending on the number of taps and pixel format.

“System designers have been asking us for ways to increase resolution and frame rates over existing Ethernet infrastructure for machine vision applications, without compromising on latency or image data integrity that Pleora is known for,” said Jonathan Hou, President, Pleora Technologies. “With RapidPIX we’re meeting this demand. Pleora’s patented compression technique delivers bandwidth advantages that increase performance without impacting the data quality required for accurate processing in critical applications. As an immediate advantage, designers can cost-effectively increase data throughput while retaining existing installed infrastructure. While boosting performance our compression technology helps further conserve valuable resources, including power consumption, to reduce system costs.”

Availability Pleora’s RapidPIX compression is now available on the iPORT NTX-Mini-LC embedded interface to support low latency transmission of GigE Vision compliant packets at more than 1.5 Gbps

throughput rates over existing 1 Gbps infrastructure. To speed time-to-market, the iPORT NTx-Mini-LC with RapidPIX Development Kit helps manufacturers develop system or camera prototypes and proof-of-concepts easily and rapidly, often without undertaking hardware development.

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