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Critical Link Receives Two Innovators Awards at Automate Show 2019

Critical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor technology, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, received two prestigious Innovators Awards, a silver and bronze, presented at the Fifth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards program on April 8 during Automate 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.


The MityCAM®-C50000 was honored with a silver award in the Embedded Vision category by a panel of esteemed experts. Critical Link’s MityCAM-C50000 is an open architecture platform that allows for user programming, and a design that allows for hardware customization. The embedded vision platform enables developers and OEMs to embed their image-processing algorithms and application IP on-board the system.

The MityCAM-C50000 was developed around the CMV50000 sensor from ams / CMOSIS. It is a global shutter sensor featuring 47.5MP resolution (7920 pixels x 6004 pixels) at 30 frames per second, mono and RGB color options, with low dark noise and high dynamic range. The sensor outputs in subLVDS mode and provides special capabilities in binning, subsampling, and on-chip corrections.

Critical Link’s MitySOM®-A10S-DSC earned a bronze award in the Embedded Vision category. The MitySOM-A10S-DSC is a production-suitable image processing board that features the Intel/Altera Arria 10 SoC. It is part of the company’s latest family of industrial performance system on modules (SOMs). The board includes dual-core Cortex-A9 ARM, up to 480KLE user-programmable FPGA fabric, 12 high-speed transceiver pairs, and up to 6GB DDR4 RAM. It features dual-side connectors for use in stack-through configurations, a unique benefit to developers of next-generation embedded imaging and machine vision applications.

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Impact on designers, systems integrators, end users
  • Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed
  • Leveraging a novel technology

Amber Thousand, director of marketing for Critical Link, notes, “We are very honored to be selected as an Innovators Award recipient for the second year in a row. Both the MityCAM-C50000 and the MitySOM-A10S fill gaps in the embedded vision market, providing developers with open architecture products that enable them to quickly bring new solutions to market. We are delighted to have our innovative products acknowledged by these distinguished VSD awards.”

To learn more about Critical Link’s System on Modules and embedded imaging platforms, visit the company’s booth #339 at SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing, Baltimore Convention Center, April 16 - 18, 2019 or go to:



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