Industrial Motherboard Based on X86 Architecture in Solar Cells Defect Inspection Solution

Industrial Motherboard Based on X86 Architecture in Solar Cells Defect Inspection Solution

Product Solution | X86 Architectur Industrial Motherboard in Solar Cells Defect Inspection


With every passing year, the use of clean and renewable solar energy has steadily increased as solar energy is becoming more affordable now. Home and business owners are realizing the tremendous value of installing a solar PV system.


The upstream of the solar industry chain includes crystalline silicon material, silicon rod, silicon ingot, silicon slice, the midstream includes solar cell production, PV module production, and the downstream includes the installation and service of photovoltaic systems and application products.


Avoiding product defects is an important part of product assurance in mass production.

In the solar industry, the efficiency and durability of the production and inspection of solar cells are critical for the development of the solar industry. Traditional manual inspection is relatively slow, subjective, costly and dependent on the operator’s experience. So, AI-based automatic visual inspection is needed as never before. As a vital component of the PV system, the automatic visual inspection of solar cells is significant. And today, Let's learn about JHCTECH's solution of defect inspection in solar cells based on the X86 architecture motherboard. 


The Basic Visual Inspection System includes:


✔ Main Controller X86 Industrial PC;

✔ CameraLink video capture card

✔ DIO control card

✔ Optical Acquisition Sensor—Array CCD camera

✔ Light Controller;

✔ PLC, Servo drive and motor;

✔ Rejection Device

✔ Smart Vision System Software


The Hardware Architecture

The main controller commands the PLC to turn on the servo drive → turn on and adjust the light source → trigger the camera to take pictures → (Array CCD camera) to capture the image → transmit to the video capture card → the smart vision system software in the main controller make identification and judgment →The DIO control card sends feedback to the rejection device → finally the main control informs the PLC to stop the servo drive and turn off the light source, and finishes the detection process. In order to improve the detection accuracy and reduce the processing difficulty of the software, digital light source equipment should be used as an auxiliary.


The Advantages of JHCTECH X86 Solution:


◆ Up to 65 million pixel area Array CCD cameras can be configured, with a maximum accuracy of 0.04 mm/pixel

◆ Achieve 2mm edge damage, can detect 1*1mm surface holes or foreign body defects;

◆ Identify scratches with a length of more than 2mm, and detect broken gate with a length of more than 1mm;

◆ Open platform: Intel X86 architecture +Windows10 open operating system;

◆ Powerful computing ability: Intel Coffee Lake Core I3/I5/I7/I9 CPU, up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0GHz overclocked version processor;

◆ Engineering-grade software architecture: general vision platform software, customizable GUI;

◆ Visual tool library compatible: VisionPro, Halcon, OpenCV and other visual tool libraries;

◆ Compatible with a variety of 2D/3D camera brands: support LMI, SmartRay, Cognex, Keyence, SICK, PhotoNeo, etc., convenient for users to select the camera;

◆ PLC communication: integrated with a variety of PLC communication protocols, can communicate with PLCs of Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron and other brands through register access, and compatible with different servo control;

◆ Robot communication and guidance: integrated TCP/IP protocol, can directly communicate with ABB, Kuka, Yaskawa and other robots, and realize the visual positioning of the Robot arm;

◆ Project management and interactive interface: integrated parameter setting, data storage and management, data analysis, report output, record storage and analysis, etc., friendly and convenient operation interface


Featured Products


◆ MATX-I961 Motherboard Features

◆ Intel® Xeon® E or 9th/8th-Gen Core™ 

◆ i9/i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron CPU

◆ Intel® Q370/C246 Chipset

◆ 4*DDR4 2666/2400MHz DIMM, up to 128GB

◆ 2*DP, 1*HDMI, support 3 independent 4K display

◆ 3*LAN, 6*USB3.1 Gen2, 7*USB2.0, 4*COM

◆ 1*PCIeX16 or 2*PCIeX8+2*PCIeX4 for expansion

◆ 1*Mini PCIe, with SIM slot,support 4G/WIFI/GPS/GSM/BT

◆ 4*SATA3.0 support RAID0/1/5/10, 1*M.2 2280 M-Key(PCIe X4)NVME high speed storage

◆ Support TPM 2.0, support AMT12.0, Intel® vPro technology

◆ Standard 24Pin ATX+8Pin 12V ATX Power supply Design


◆ MATX-I961 Motherboard information:


◆ ATX-I971 Motherboard Features

◆ Intel 10th Gen. Cometlake-S Core™ 

◆ i9/i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron CPU

◆ Intel H420E Chipset

◆ 2*DDR4 2933MHz DIMM, up to 32GB

◆ Intel UHD Graphic, 1*VGA & 1*HDMI dual independent display

◆ 1*I219LM Gig. Ethernet + 1*I225V 2.5 Gig. Ethernet

◆ 6*USB3.0, 4*USB2.0, 6*COM, 8bit DIO

◆ 1*PCIeX16, 3*PCI, 3*PCIeX4(X1 signal),can be changed to x4 signal through BIOS settings

◆ 4*SATA3.0 6.0Gbps,audio (Opt.),TPM2.0 (Opt.)

◆ Standard 24pin ATX +8pin 12V ATX power supply design, max support 120W CPU

◆ Standard ATX dimension,suitable for rack-mounted and wall-mounted cabinets


◆ MATX-I961 Motherboard information:


JHCTECH's MATX-I961 and ATX-I971 motherboards are based on X86 architecture, which are suitable for automatic visual inspection in various applications, such as defect inspection of solar cells.