AEi Announces the Release of Advanced Camera Electronics (ACETM) Option for CMAT Platform

Now Single Camera Electronics Interface System Supports All Image Sensor Communications

Wilmington, MA – February 7, 2016

AEi announced that it has released Advanced Camera Electronics or “ACETM” for the CMAT-Modular camera assembly and test platform.  The ACE camera electronics architecture is the only single system available on the market that utilizes a standard  interface connection and provides customers with the ability to communicate with all types of IMAGE sensors without the need to swap out hardware and software.  ACE will be used to interface with cameras used in autonomous cars, ADAS systems, drones, virtual reality and mobile smartphone devices.  ACE communicates and captures image sensor information and is available with any or all of the following standards: parallel, CSI-2  MIPI 4-lane, SPI, I2C, LIN, CAN, NTSC, Ethernet, GPIO, Power over Coax, Sony Proprietary sub-LVDS, up to 6 programmable, independent power supplies, programmable clock to 150MHz and VCM and OIS support.  High-speed camera interface communication is an essential element of the active alignment camera assembly process.ACE camera electronics

AEi’s design team developed ACE with a standard signal interface to dramatically increase production system efficiency, no need to swap out camera interface between different camera assembly and test.  The ACE system grows with your technology and is future proofed to keep up with the latest communication standards or custom interfaces that are in development.  With ACE’s extremely high bandwidth PCI-E interface, users maximize the CMAT system throughput for even the largest pixel count image sensors on the market without the delay of data transfer.  ACE is built for production manufacturing.

The ACE architecture also supports stereoscopic camera alignment with RTATM (Real Time Alignment) of two independent cameras.  “ACE’s stereo feature with RTATM is a huge advancement and is only available with ACE from AEi ”,  said George Rose, Director of Product Strategy at AEi.  At the heart of the design, ACE’s backplane allows the system to be customized and stay up to date with the latest communication standards and protocols.  ACE is also designed  to be field upgradeable to add features and capabilities. “ACE benefits our customers as the system is “future proofed” as ACE can be adapted to meet our customer’s technology advances and allows their (CMAT) system to be upgraded to add advanced capabilities in the field easily”,  added Rose.  “Whether you are building a camera for an autonomous vehicle, a drone camera, an action camera or a mobile device, the ACE architecture keeps the up the pace.”

The ACE™ option is available on all AEi CMAT-Modular systems, CMAT-M, CMAT-FFT, and CMAT Lens Inspection. ACE™ is also available for installation into pre-existing field installed CMAT-M systems.

About AEi
Automation Engineering, Inc. (AEi), founded in 1990, is the leading supplier of capital equipment used by manufacturers worldwide to assemble and test camera modules and optical subsystems used in the automotive, consumer, security and medical markets. The Company offers the most comprehensive portfolio of fully-automated manufacturing and test solutions available, which is used to assemble, measure and verify the mechanical, electrical and optical quality during volume manufacturing.  AEi has built a reputation as the standard for optomechanical assembly and test equipment in the industry.  With more than 100 systems installed worldwide, AEi is the world’s largest manufacturers of “Active Alignment” Camera Module manufacturing systems. AEi’s customers include leading global manufacturers of camera and optical modules for autonomous vehicles, ADAS systems, drones, gesture recognition and mobile smartphones. AEi has operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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AEi Company Contact:
Automation Engineering Inc.
299 Ballardvale Street
Wilmington, MA 01887

George Rose
Director of Product Strategy
Tel: (978) 658 -1000