Video processing

Video processing for cooled thermal imaging systems

Video Engine for cooled Thermal Imaging Systems.

High-performance video processing engine for 640×512 up to 1280×1024 resolution cooled cameras. This engine provides the most advanced image enhancement and processing with unmatched performance. Ideal for security and surveillance systems, this configurable and flexible engine will easily provide superior imaging and performance to even the most demanding thermal imaging applications

Processing features

  • 2-Pt NUC (64 tables)
  • BPR (bad pixel detection & replacement
  • Contrast-limited histogram equalization
  • Local DRC contrast enhancement
  • Sharpening & 5×5 convolution kernels
  • Noise reduction algorithm
  • Adaptive temporal filter
  • Auto NUC table and integration time selection
  • Image statistics
  • Autofocus
  • Proprietary detail enhancement

Manipulation features

  • Color palettes
  • Gamma adjustment (power-law)
  • Manual/auto gain and level control
  • Polarity (white-hot/black-hot)
  • Digital zoom
  • Freeze
  • Reticle/cross-hair and user image overlay
  • Image file capture and display
  • User splash screen

Supported detectors

TypeCooled digital detector
Image sizeVGA (640 x 512 pixels)
XGA (1,024 x 768 pixels)
SXGA (HD ready – 1,280 x 1,024 pixels)
InterfaceCamera link and similar LVDS interface

PCB specification

Processor1.2 GHz DSP + FPGA
Memory256 MB RAM, 256 MB NAND (flash storage)
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet (TCP/IP), 4x RS232/422
Power input+12 V DC
Power consumption~4 W
PCB size112 mm x 70 mm

Video input/output

Frame rateTrue 60 Hz processing and output for SXGA (1,280 x 1,024) resolution. True 180 Hz for VGA (640×512) resolution
Detector image sizesUp to 1280×1024
Output formatsNTSC/PAL 525i/525p, 625i/625p 720p, 1080i/1080p
Analog outputYPbPr component and composite
Digital outputCamera link
SyncInternal or external
Latency32 ms in 60 Hz full processing mode, or 5 lines in low-latency mode

System and peripheral controls

System controlRS232, RS422, Ethernet TCP/IP, Camera Link UART
Lens controlAutofocus zoom and focus via RS422/232 protocols Auto NUC table selection using Zoom Position Focus Maintaining during zoom
SyncExternal or Internal Video Sync

Ordering information

P/MDetector supported
TVPE-15/VSupports VGA (640 x 512) detectors
TVPE-15/XSupports up to SXGA (1,280 x 1,024) detectors