Industrial cameras: Rugged with USB 3.0

IDS GmbH's USB 3.0 uEye cameras have three sensors and are designed to withstand manufacturing settings because of its magnesium casing.

01/23/2012


IDS GmbH's USB 3.0 uEye cameras have three different sensors and are designed to withstand manufacturing settings because of its magnesium casing. Courtesy: IDS GmbHIDS GmbH's USB 3.0 industrial cameras feature advanced color processing capabilities. Three sensors are available for the USB 3.0 uEye cameras, ranging from VGA to 5 Megapixel with additional sensors to follow.
 
Measuring 29 x 29 x 29 mm, the USB 3.0 uEye CP cameras feature a housing that is not only small, but due to its magnesium casing is also lightweight and exceptionally robust to withstand the rigors of manufacturing settings.
 
USB 3.0 uEye CP cameras delivers significant advantages compared to the most common interfaces in the machine vision area, including a possible ten-fold increase in data rate of up to 400 MByte/s compared to USB 2.0's 40 MByte/s, or 100 Mbytes/s for GigE. The USB 3.0 interface also achieves simple and easy implementation and operation, especially in multi-camera industrial systems. Another advantage is that USB 3.0 is backwards compatibility allowing for the continued use of existing USB 2.0 systems.
 
The USB 3.0 uEye CP camera series is suited for a wide variety of vision applications, including industrial, medical and biometrics. It offers trigger, flash and pulse width modulation, as well as two GPIOs (General Purpose I/O) which can be changed into a serial interface (RS232) so that peripheral devices can be triggered or controlled. In addition, thanks to their micro USB 3.0 connector and the available fittings, the cameras are also excellent for harsh industrial environments.
 
The USB 3.0 uEye CP boasts brightness correction with a 12-bit lookup table and hardware gamma. When compared to standard 8-bit, the 12-bit color depth offers 16X the level of detail.
 
The USB 3.0 uEye CP has an FPGA that does de-bayering (a step in image processing) with up to 12 bit per channel and allows the camera to output RGB or YUV data, thus taking load off the CPU. It also does color correction and thus renders great and true-to-life color quality.

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- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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