Speed Design of X-Ray Panels for Radiography Applications

Pleora’s embedded interfaces allows manufacturers of X-ray detector panels for medical, and veterinary imaging applications to quickly and easily integrate high-performance sensor connectivity into their products.

Pleora’s embedded interface hardware is based on a modular architecture that delivers video over a range of interfaces with high reliability, low, consistent latency. The architecture supports video transmission over Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), GigE over NBASE-T (2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps), and 10 GigE. This makes it fast and easy for manufacturers to create a family of detector panels with different interface options.

The embedded sensor interface hardware is compliant with the GenICam standard, and includes development tools that allow manufacturers to quickly create a GenICam XML file and link features in that file to sensor-specific commands internal to the X-ray detector panel. For higher bandwidth requirements, the FPGA IP Core provides a flexible, zero footprint approach for applications requiring up to 10 Gbps transmission over a standard Ethernet connection.

To increase bandwidth throughout over existing Ethernet infrastructure, Pleora’s patented RapidPIX lossless compression converts video data into GigE Vision compliant packets that are transmitted at up to 1.5 Gbps throughput rates over existing 1 Gbps infrastructure. The compression technique, integrated into Pleora’s iPORT NTx-Mini-LC platform, is optimized to ensure original and post-compression data are identical while supporting ultra-low latency performance for mission-critical medical imaging applications.

A diagram of Pleora's X-Ray Detector Panels application