Digital Image Processor suits medical imaging applications

Digital Image Processor suits medical imaging applicationsFeaturing FPGA-based image processing engine that performs real-time digital image processing in 3 dynamic stages, PC-based Model XRI-1200 is designed for applications where images contain motion artifacts and exhibit low contrast, high-noise characteristics, such as x-ray imaging. Supporting 10, 12, and 14-bit images, XRI-1200 is available in LVDS and Camera Link versions, and features image archive framework that supports industry standard file formats.


MONTREAL, QUEBEC (Sept. 12, 2005) DALSA Coreco (a division of DALSA Corporation -TSX: DSA), a leading developer of high-performance machine vision components and services, today announced the XRI-1200. The XRI-1200 is a PC-based digital image processing board specifically designed for demanding X-Ray imaging applications where images often contain motion artifacts and exhibit low contrast, high-noise characteristics. The XRI-1200 performs adaptive image processing to reduce noise in both still and dynamic images significantly improving image quality and contrast.

Real-Time Image Processing Engine (IPE)

The XRI-1200 features an FPGA-based image processing engine that performs real-time digital image processing in three dynamic stages, improving measurement and diagnostic accuracy. The IPE employs adaptive frame averaging to reduce noise while compensating for sensor non-uniformity and lens distortions.

Software Support

The XRI Software Development Toolkit (SDK) is a Microsoft Windows compatible C++ library for image acquisition and digital image processor control. It includes easy-to-use tools, utilities and installation scripts to allow rapid application development, diagnosis and deployment. Intuitive and flexible, the XRI-SDK imaging libraries permit users to control all aspects of the image acquisition process and image storage function on both the local and host computers. The software features a powerful event notification technology to increase the application response time.

"The XRI-1200 offers unique capabilities, such as hardware accelerated adaptive image processing and image enhancement functions along with a dedicated software development kit (SDK) containing easy to use functions, libraries and support for Microsoft Visual Studio," said Inder Kohli, Product Manager, at DALSA Coreco. "The XRI-1200 SDK is specifically designed to reduce application development and integration time while simplifying support for a wide variety of area and line-array cameras."

DALSA Coreco Introduces XRI-1200(TM) September 12, 2005

Key Features

o Real-time Image Processing Engine (IPE)

Automatic noise suppression and contrast enhancement to improve image quality

Automatic adaptive image processing reduces motion artifacts while detecting and enhancing edges.

o Image archiving framework supports industry standard file formats

o Multiple image data path allows archiving of original and processed images

o Image rotation and flip accommodates proper image orientation

o Supports 10, 12, and 14-bit images

o Available in both conventional LVDS and the latest Camera Link versions and supports a wide variety of sensors and camera types

The XRI-1200 is available immediately. (OEM Quantity Pricing $3.500.00 USD)

About DALSA Coreco

DALSA Corporation is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA Coreco, a division of DALSA Corporation, provides its customers with advanced image acquisition, processing and analysis hardware and software solutions engineered to improve quality control, productivity and competitiveness throughout the manufacturing process. DALSA is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol DSA.

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