ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the release of its powerful, new generation x86 smart camera, NEON-1040, featuring the quad core Intel® Atom™ processor E3845 1.9 GHz, 2048 x 2048 pixels @ 60 fps 1” monochrome CMOS global shutter image sensor and PWM lighting control support. The quad core CPU increases computing power and FPGA co-processors and GPU deliver advanced image processing, both beyond the capabilities of conventional smart cameras. Rich software support and API compatibility further enable easy migration from original platforms, making it simple for system integrators to fulfill a variety of inspection application needs.

Powerful performance enables high-speed, complex captures

ADLINK’s NEON-1040 provides not only high-end global shutter operation for high-speed captures, but also quad core Intel® Atom™ processors E3845 1.91GHz, dramatically improving on the performance of existing smart cameras. With FPGA co-processor support, the NEON-1040 accelerates image pre-processing, including LUT (look up table), ROI (region of interest) and shading correction, thereby reducing CPU loading and enabling complex acquisition at high speeds.

Easy development speeds time to market

“As the performance requirements for machine vision and industrial automation systems become more demanding, devices require more synchronization and scalability. This means open architecture and simple software development environments with multiple devices can greatly benefit developers, relieving them of the burdens of becoming familiar with additional application tools,” said Neil Chen, product manager of ADLINK’s vision product segment. “ADLINK’s NEON-1040 offers flexible software development support, including GeniCAM, GenTL support for image acquisition, Open CV and Open CL programming. This significantly benefits developers by easing migration from x86 platforms and simplifying integration with motion, I/O and other devices.”

Ruggedness, versatility and maximum integration reduce TCO

ADLINK’s NEON-1040 presents a minimal footprint at 68.5mm x 110mm x 52.7mm. Rugged construction, housed in a sturdy, dust-proof, washable IP-67-rated casing, and M12 connectors allow the NEON-1040 to withstand the harshest industrial environments, such as machine tooling and food/beverage packaging applications. The additional GigE port enables easy connectivity with external devices, such as GigE Vision slave cameras and EtherCAT with I/O control modules. The built-in PMM lighting control conserves TCO (total cost of ownership) while communicating with LED lighting. Versatile I/O support including 2x isolated inputs, 2x isolated outputs, USB 2.0 port, RS-232 ports and VGA output, max. 2560×1600 @60 Hz, to maximize convenience for users of factory automation applications.

With optional Microsoft® Embedded Standard 7, support for 64-bit instruction, onboard 2 GB RAM and up to 32 GB storage, the NEON-1040 embodies a stable, high performance software operating environment for high-speed machine vision applications. The NEON-1040 starter kit, including the ADLINK x86 smart camera, LED lighting, lens, cable set and terminal board, will be available in early July 2014. The NEON-1020, 2MP @ 120 fps x86 smart camera will also be released at that time.

Key Features: 

  •     Powerful: Quad core Intel® Atom™ processor E3845 1.91GHz
  •     Fast: 4MP, 60fps, monochrome global shutter CMOS sensor
  •     Rugged: IP-67-rated housing and M12 connectors
  •     Precise: Advanced image processing support
  •     Cost-effective: Additional GigE Vision 1 slave camera support
  •     Economical: Built-in PWN lighting control
  •     Versatile: 2x isolated inputs, 2x isolated outputs, USB 2.0 port, RS-232 ports
  •     Convenient: VGA output, max. 2560×1600 @60 Hz
  •     Simple to deploy: Support for STEMMER Common Vision Blox, MVTec HALCON, and many others
  •     Open architecture: GeniCam , GenTL, Open CV and Open CL compatible


ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged™, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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