microDisplay X (from Runtime 5.7)

Configuring and Testing Image Processing Systems

microDisplay X supports users during the installation of Silicon Software frame grabbers to test the entire system structure, to select and parameterize applets and to configure camera settings. The tool will completely replace the previous version microDisplay. During a transition period, both versions will be included in the runtime installation.

The new version features an even more convenient start-up of the system and additional features, such as the full integration of GenICam Explorer. In addition to direct access to camera registers, the link topology for GenICam compatible cameras (CLHS, CoaXPress and GigE Vision) can be conveniently configured. The camera connection as well as the camera itself and the frame grabber firmware can be configured and controlled and the settings saved – as an alternative to configuration via SDK.

Convenient user interface with image preview and display of applets, DMAs and log information

Display of applets with image acquisition processes (camera input ports, DMA output ports)

The tool supports continuous image acquisition as well as image sequences and single images. After starting or stopping the image acquisition, the individual images are displayed and are available for a detailed analysis in a separate window (zooming and scrolling the images). Line scan camera systems are now easier to put into operation by means of data provided for individual pixel values (line profile) and the gray/color value distribution (line histogram) of a line. For first tests with the frame grabber, the simulator integrated in the applets can be used as an alternative image source instead of a camera.

microDisplay X Features

Test and configure image acquisition applets

Perform and customize image acquisition using a special applet

Display result images in a separate window to analyze them in detail

Access the GenICam camera interface

Adjust camera settings via the graphical user interface

Set the link topology of the vision system

Save camera settings, applet and link topology configurations or load saved file

Configure camera and firmware to use GigE Vision action commands.

With the new greatly revised user interface, users are guided easily and safely to the first image acquisition of a camera frame grabber system. After loading an applet that matches the camera and frame grabber, the applet window shows the frame grabber with the loaded applet and its processes. For each applet process, the input ports of the camera and DMA output ports are displayed and can be configured (for example, the applet and camera settings for image width and height should correspond). The window displays the DMAs active for the applet during image acquisition.

DMA details provide information on the most important applet features and settings

New in microDisplay X – Overview

Configure cameras (GenICam) and applets directly in the start window and save or call up the configuration

Load multiple applets (one applet per board)

Enlarge DMA output window to generously display individual DMA output

Optimized accuracy of frame rate information (frames per second) during acquisition

Easier setup of line scan camera systems with line profile and line histogram (provide information on individual pixel values as well as the distribution of a line)

Buffer assigned in the applet but not used (if image section transferred from camera is too small) is displayed in red in DMA output window

New log window to retrieve general and camera discovery log information, grabber events and system status information at any time.

microDisplay X is part of the Silicon Software Runtime (from RT 5.7) and available for Windows 7, 8, and 10 (32/64bit) as well as Linux (32/64 bit). With the plug-in system built into microDisplay X users are provided with new functions quickly and easily without installing a complete runtime release. The tool supports the application framework and GUI toolkit Qt 5.

More information in the documentation

Documentation of the older microDisplay version