The latest release of EnsensoSDK 2.2 software development kit (SDK) from IDS Imaging Development Systems supports the ever-increasing demands of 3D imaging applications. The release guarantees very fast processes and high clock rates. Stereo matching can now be supported by the Nvidia CUDA graphics card, which speeds up the process by about five times. This feature and other functions of the software development kit can be used with all cameras of the Ensenso series.
Reportedly, modular Ensenso stereo cameras enable 3D vision and robot vision applications that are convincing in terms of precision, economy, and speed. In addition to the modular system with two cameras, each with a CMOS sensor, and a projector for the exact detection of objects via a 3D point cloud, the IDS offers a powerful SDK.
Generally, 3D data could only be processed using a CPU. However, with the updated SDK, stereo matching can now be GPU-based as well. This feature can specifically be used with Nvidia GPUs. Depending on the parameterization of the system, the additional computing capacity of the GPU accelerates the processing by about five times.
IDS also offers a GUI tool (“NxProfiler”), which enables developers to evaluate and optimize processes. In addition, so-called virtual “Ensenso FileCameras" can be created from saved original data which users then can use to process data offline. The EnsensoSDK 2.2 is now available for download.
IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.