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SDK update features GPU-based processing

Posted: 11 Nov 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software development toolkit? code reading? verification? GPU-based processing?

Matrox Imaging has released the updates for its Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 9, a software development toolkit for image analysis, machine vision, medical imaging and video analytics. According to the company, customers will notice improvements in code reading and verification, GPU-based processing and GenICam support.

"The ongoing implementation of product serialization to meet track and trace standards and regulations has brought about the continued development of the 1D/2D code reading and verification technology," noted Pierantonio Boriero, product line manager at Matrox Imaging. The latest result is an update to MIL 9 that makes it easier to read distorted DataMatrix, QR and 4-State/IMB codes, and allows Micro QR codes to be read. The update also introduces the verification of DataMatrix and QR codes based on the relevant ISO-IEC and AIM-DPM standards.

MIL's GPU-based processing capability has been updated using the MicrosoftDirectX 11 or more specifically, the DirectCompute application programming interface (API). "The latest version of this proven API has allowed Matrox Imaging to implement and optimize operations like histogram," stated Arnaud Lina, processing software development manager at Matrox Imaging. Also illustrated in this update is the interoperability of MIL code with custom DirectCompute and OpenCL code for GPU-based processing. In addition, the update enables the use of a GPU that is not connected to a monitor, which is particularly useful for demanding applications requiring multiple GPUs.

MIL's support for the GenICam CL Protocol will be introduced first for the Matrox Solios Camera Link frame grabber family. "The GenICam CL Proctocol is a new standardized method to access and control features of Camera Link cameras and its use is being gradually phased in by leading camera vendors," detailed Stephane Maurice, software development director at Matrox Imaging.

These updates to MIL 9 will be progressively released to users starting at the end of the year and continuing into early next year.

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