Basler & Variscite Collaborate on Embedded Vision Solution

The major camera manufacturer combines with the SoC creator to introduce a new embedded vision solution based on NXP® Plus Technology.

By Joel Davies -

Basler AG and Variscite, who began working together in 2018, have expanded their cooperation by working on an NXP® i.MX 8M Plus Technology-based embedded vision solution. Both companies offer solutions based on the NXP i.MX 8 applications processor series as well as various evaluation kits with enabled interfaces for the partner’s products.

Variscite develops, produces and manufactures a range of System on Modules (SoM), with its portfolio based on leading SoC vendors including NXP/Freescale, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Marvell. Basler meanwhile, is a manufacturer of high-quality cameras and accessories for applications in factory automation, medicine, traffic and a variety of other markets

Variscite is a leading strategic partner of NXP and the only SoM vendor to join NXP’s Platinum Partner membership. This gives the company early access to NXP’s new product introductions before they are introduced to the market and makes Variscite the only SoM manufacturer worldwide to launch the full range of i.MX 8 products at the same time as NXP launches its new processors. For its development kits intended for multimedia use, Variscite employs Basler embedded cameras.

“We are excited to cooperate with Basler and together provide a complete solution for the embedded market. The partnership with Basler allows Variscite to expand the eco-system range we provide for our customers and meet our customers’ increased demand for high-end vision solutions”, said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales at Variscite.

Coinciding with the announcement of NXP’s latest applications processor, the i.MX 8M Plus, Basler released the reference camera module that matches the System on Chip (SoC). Working together on hardware and software components, the company created what they call a “powerful and cost-optimized” vision system that utilizes both the camera module and the i.MX 8M Plus.

Basler Variscite Embedded Vision
Basler and Variscite first began working together in 2018. Image: Basler AG.

The resulting vision system provides solutions for intelligent, vision-based machine learning applications. Basler also recently launched an industrial-grade Embedded Vision Processing Board with vision optimized interfaces based on a Variscite SoM. It enables the connection of various camera types and, in addition to prototyping, is suitable for series production.

“The combination of Basler’s embedded vision know-how and Variscite’s System on Module expertise results in ideal solutions for our customers. Our Embedded Vision Processing Kit demonstrates our ability to create powerful vision systems based on Variscite’s SoMs which exploit the full potential of both the camera and NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus. For users, this results in reduced development effort and lower costs”, commented Gerrit Fischer, Director of Solutions Business Management at Basler.

A joint webinar between Basler and Variscite will be held on June 30, 2021, at 04.00 PM CEST. The webinar will focus on both companies’ solutions for NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus applications processor. Registration is now open.

You can find more information about the Basler and Variscite embedded vision solutions on their respective websites.

Stay up to date with the most recent automation, machine vision, and robotics news on MVPro. Read the best stories every Friday with our newsletter.

Automation Articles of the Month

FRAMOS Makes Next-Generation GMSL3 Accessible for Any Embedded Vision Application

May 19, 2022

FRAMOS, a global supplier of custom vision solutions and imaging components, is leading the market...

Delta Launches MH300 AC Motor Drive in EMEA

byJoel Davies

May 13, 2022

Delta has announced the launch of its new advanced compact AC motor drive MH300 series...

SICK Shuffles Executive Board

byJoel Davies

May 11, 2022

After 23 years at SICK (headquartered in Waldkirch), Executive Board member Dr Martin Krämer will...