Pleora and CMOSIS Streamline Sensor Evaluation for Advanced Imaging Systems

Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today introduced an evaluation kit that helps manufacturers quickly and cost-effectively assess image sensor performance to speed the design of advanced medical and scientific imaging systems. Pleora will be demonstrating the CMOSIS CSI2100 Sensor Evaluation Kit – developed in collaboration with CMOSIS, the leading European supplier of advanced CMOS image sensors – at the Image Sensors Americas 2015 conference, November 17-19, in Berkley, CA (booth #7).

“Our new evaluation kit transmits image sensor data via a high-throughput, plug-and-play USB 3.0 connection,” said John Phillips, product management with Pleora. “By utilizing a USB 3.0 interface for bi-direction communication, instead of Camera Link or proprietary transmission schemes, camera and imaging system developers can easily evaluate video interface and image sensor solutions from both Pleora and CMOSIS.”

The new kit provides designers with a fully assembled sensor evaluation board based on Pleora’s field-proven iPORT™ NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface and the CMOSIS CSI2100 Image Sensor. By simply installing the supplied software, and connecting the evaluation board to a USB 3.0 port on a laptop or desktop PC, designers can perform image reconstruction, reformatting, and high-speed recording functions to assess image sensor performance.

The iPORT NTx-U3 delivers image sensor data over a USB 3.0 cable directly to an existing port on a computing platform. By eliminating the need for a PCIe frame grabber to capture and convert images, designers can reduce technical complexity and component costs often associated with image sensor evaluation. The NTx-U3 also provides a GPIO interface to control, trigger, and synchronize the camera and other vision system elements.

Evaluation software, designed using Pleora’s eBUS™ SDK, provides an intuitive user interface that allows designers to control the CMOSIS CSI2100 Image Sensor and acquire and display images. In addition, image sensor registers, evaluation board parameters, and configuration options can be accessed through the integrated GenICam browser.

“We are seeing growing demand for our CSI2100 Image Sensor, particularly in high-performance medical, scientific and industrial applications like high-resolution tissue imaging or welding inspection,” said Pieter Willems, Manager of Standard Products, CMOSIS. “This new image sensor evaluation kit from Pleora helps our customers gain a competitive advantage by eliminating unnecessary costs and speeding the design of first-to-market products.”

The CSI2100 sensor was developed with funding from the EU FP7-ICT-2011-8 (agreement 318729).


The CMOSIS CSI2100 Sensor Evaluation Kit is scheduled for full availability in December. The kit includes a fully assembled evaluation board with the CMOSIS CSI2100 Image Sensor, Pleora’s NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface and eBUS SDK, Nikon F-mount lens, tabletop tripod, USB 3.0 cable, power supply, and evaluation software. For more information, visit

About Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with customers and tailor our products to individual needs. Find out more at

For more information, contact:

Ed Goffin, Marketing Manager
Pleora Technologies Inc.
Tel: +1-613-270-0625, ext. 164
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The CMOSIS group is a major player in the industrial, scientific and professional markets for CMOS image sensors, covering applications such as machine vision, high-end digital photography, digital cinema, aerospace, scientific, medical and biometry. CMOSIS offers off-the-shelf, semi- and full-custom CMOS image sensors.  CMOSIS employs over 100 people at locations in Antwerp (Belgium), Nuremberg (Germany) and Funchal (Portugal). CMOSIS’ product range include high speed, global shutter and rolling shutter area CMOS image sensors with resolutions ranging from VGA to over 70 million pixels. Through the acquisition of Awaiba the product range now also includes a wide range of CMOS line scan sensors with up to 24k pixels and line scan rates up to 80k/s. The Naneye imagers and camera modules target endoscopic and other space constraints imaging applications.

CMOSIS Media Contact

Dina Aguiar
Marketing Communication Manager
Tel.: +41 245103803