Dynamic Vision Sensor
Dynamic Vision Sensor
The patented Inivation Dynamic Vision Platform is a unique combination of hardware and software to power the world’s most efficient, high-performance vision systems.
The iniVation Dynamic Vision Sensor chip emulates key aspects of the human retina. It transmits only pixel-level changes, at microsecond time resolution. It is equivalent to a high-speed camera at thousands of frames per second – but with far less data.
The open-source iniVation DV software enables fast, easy deployment of advanced vision processing algorithms for next-generation embedded and IoT applications.
Products by Inivation
Sensor + Software = Dynamic Vision Platform
Bringing neuromorphic machine vision to life.
- Results in minutes: No programming required
- Real-time development: Visualise, process and record as you build
- Advanced technology: World’s most advanced event-based framework
- Component library: Out-of-the-box solutions for many tasks, or write your own
- Cross-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac. Target platforms from IoT to server
- Open architecture: Interface to Python, C++, ROS
- Trust: Trusted backend and an open source license (free for non-commercial use)
- Ultra-low latency: below 0.1 ms
- High dynamic range: above 120 dB
- Reduced data rate: save on bandwidth
- Low power consumption: up to 90% less
- Standard optics: use your existing lenses
NeuroMorphic Eye Tracker
Intelligent Neuromorphic Technology
The Foveator™ uses patented, AI-enabled, neuromorphic Dynamic Vision Sensor technology.
It works like a tiny version of your retina and visual system, powering tracking at up to 1 kHz with latency below 3 ms.
Foveated graphics transport
Ultra-low-power human interaction
3D Laser Profiler
DVL-5000 High-Speed 3D Laser Profiler
The iniVation DVL-5000 provides ultra-high-speed, low-latency laser scanning for automation and robotics. At full resolution and high precision. Make your robots faster and more responsive with the DVL-5000, to get more done in less time.
The DVL-5000 is built on the exclusive iniVation Dynamic Vision Platform, bringing the advantages of high-performance neuromorphic vision to solve real-world problems.
> High speed – 5 kHz at full resolution
> Extremely low latency
> Accurate profiling
> High dynamic range
Experience the advantages of high-speed laser profiling with the DVL-5000 evaluation kit today, for application developers and OEMs. Available as an add-on for the iniVation DVXplorer camera (sold separately or in a bundle).
|Measurement cycle||0.2 ms (5 kHz)|
|Profile points||640 (DVXplorer)|
|Laser angle||30° or 45° (mounting brackets supplied)|
|Measurement baseline||Adjustable; up to 140 mm|
|Processing||Real-time processing on host (included)|
|I/O||USB 3 (camera to host), Ethernet (to external devices)|
Up against the limits of conventional vision in your application? We can help. iniVation neuromorphic vision technology provides outstanding results for multiple applications and industries.
- Ultra-low-power surveillance
- Smart cities and homes
- High-speed Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) in challenging lighting conditions
- Automated driver assistance systems (ADAS)
- Fast object detection in difficult lighting
- Low-latency odometry
- High-speed 3D infrastructure scanning
- High-speed production inspection
- Particle tracking in hydrodynamics
- Microscopy for fluorescent imaging
- Human motion analysis
Explore our custom applications
Stereo DVS gesture recognition and tracking demo. Ref: Gesture-Based remote control using stereo pair of dynamic vision sensors, J. Lee, T. Delbruck, P.K.J. Park, M. Pfeiffer, C.W. Shin, H. Ryu, and B.C. Kang, in ISCAS 2012, Seoul, 736-740.
Privacy-aware Low-Power Surveillance
The movement of people in the lobby of a hotel is shown, with the video and event streams from the DAVIS240A. In the second half of the video (about 50 s onwards) a simple rectangular cluster tracking filter is applied.
High-Speed Barcode Reading
A barcode is shaken in front of the camera, first slowly then vigorously. The playback is paused, and then continued at around 1/20th the normal speed, showing that the line by line detail of the barcode is preserved in the recording even during extreme movements.
A VGA color DAVIS sensor on the dashboard of a car emerges from a tunnel. The two slower sections demonstrate the fine temporal resolution and high dynamic range of the events compared with the frames.
An eye moves and blinks in front of a VGA DAVIS. The sequence is shown twice, firstly with APS frames overlaid with dynamic events, and secondly with just events. Towards the end of the second viewing, there is a slowed down section, showing the fine temporal resolution of the sensor
Particle Image Velocimetry
Neutral-density helium bubbles in a wind tunnel are tracked using 3 DVS – the work of Thomas Roesgen and David Borer at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics