Multi-camera system connects eight USB 3.0 industrial cameras

Multi-camera system connects eight USB 3.0 industrial cameras

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The system is not only suitable for common industrial applications, but especially for multi-camera and 3D system, without relying on costly Camera Link or Firewire solutions. The compact 29x29x29mm cameras come in a lightweight magnesium casing. Features of the USB 3 uEye CP include trigger, flash and pulse width modulation as well as two GPIOs (General Purpose I/O). The GPIOs can be converted into a serial port (RS232), to trigger peripheral devices. Thanks to the lockable micro USB 3.0 and Hirose connectors the camera is also suitable for rough environments. Each unit only draws 1 Watt, which makes the camera easily integrated into embedded or mobile applications.

Brightness corrections are done by a comfortable 12-bit lookup table and hardware gamma. 12-bit colour depth offers a by factor 16 increased level of detail compared to the usual 8 bit. Hardware based data pre-processing and colour calculation saves additional PC resources. Initially the USB 3 uEye CP family will be offered with three different CMOS sensors. These include a highly sensitive 1.3 Megapixel e2v sensor, as well as a WVGA and a high resolution 5 Megapixel sensor from Aptina. More high resolution sensors will follow in 2012.

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