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Two sensors Get the Bigger Picture: High-performance Smart Cameras for OEM Applications
Vision Components GmbH Posted 09/25/2015
Ettlingen – Featuring a very compact footprint as well as excellent usability, VCSBCnano Z-RH-2 series embedded cameras enable high-speed image processing in real time. Vision Components offers these ultra-small products for cost-sensitive OEM applications where installation space is limited. The smart cameras are equipped with a Xilinx® ZYNQ© dual-core Cortex™-A9 ARM processor clocked at 2 x 866 MHz, which comes with an integrated FPGA running the VC Linux® operating system. The miniature board dimensions of 40 x 65 mm for the main board and 24 x 18 mm for the sensor boards combined with custom installation and connection options facilitate a flexible integration into industrial or other applications, for instance high-speed and line camera applications.
Two external sensor boards connected to the CPU board via 30 mm or 80 mm ribbon cables (other lengths on request) enable stereo vision applications. Vision Components also provides models with an on-board sensor or single external sensor to give users maximum flexibility for machine or robot integration.
All VCSBCnano Z-RH-2 cameras feature twelve programmable inputs and outputs, an optically isolated trigger output, a flash trigger, Gbit Ethernet interface, RS232 interface, and I²C interface. They are available with five different CMOS sensors with a global shutter that provide resolutions up to 4.2 Megapixels. An optional IP67 case, either with or without integrated optics and lighting, ensures protection in harsh environments. For users seeking to fully exploit the performance potential of the hardware, Vision Components also offers an FPGA programming service which can accelerate processing speeds many times over. Like all VC cameras, VCSBCnano Z series cameras come complete with the free-of-charge VCLib software library, which provides over 300 basic industrial image processing functions such as pattern matching.
About Vision Components
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.
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