Validating the vision statements
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The maximum frequency possible for data transmission depends on a set of parameters, such as wiring material, material batch, cable length and connector type, etc.
Early Camera Link testing techniques were undertaken using simple grey wedges as image content.
Enter Roman Pichler’s super simple Product Vision Board. Describe a long-term vision but don’t be overly restrictive. The first box “Target Group” is all about our customer hypothesis. Typically, for a new product, or even existing products, we’re looking at the earlyvangelists. The next box, “Needs”, addresses our problem hypothesis. Based on the customers you described, and the problem you identified, what is the minimal thing you can do/build to solve that problem and make them smile?
Using a Fluke cable analyser we are not only able to identify a faulty cable, but also to diagnose the type of fault and where the fault lies.
Parameters like cable impedance, capacitance, data skew and signal crosstalk are all analysed and can be validated against cable specifications to ensure compliance.
Only when these parameters are optimised, can data be transmitted over a cable with maximum or extended length.
We also find more and more cameras using the full Camera Link bandwidth or maximum frequency of 85 MHz on the cable.