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High-Resolution Intelligent Cameras with Optional DVI/HDMI Output

POSTED 11/17/2011

Intelligent High Resolution Cameras from VRMagicHigh-Resolution Intelligent Cameras with Global Shutter 

The German camera manufacturer VRmagic is expanding its series of intelligent cameras with three models featuring high-resolution sensors. The programmable Linux-based cameras will be available at VISION 2011 also with the Sony ICX445 CDD sensor and the CMOS sensor CMV 2000 and CMV 4000 by CMOSIS.

"Our range of intelligent cameras is completed with the high-resolution global shutter and now covers resolutions from 0.36 to 4.2 megapixels," explains Oliver Menken, Sales & Marketing Manager at VRmagic Imaging. "Combined with the image-processing capabilities of the DaVinci dual core processors, with this we offer extremely powerful components for applications where the evaluation is to be completed directly on the camera without additional computers."

With a high sensitivity to light and low noise, the new cameras produce excellent quality photos with high spatial resolution – even in bad light conditions. In the near-infrared range, the sensors offer above-average sensitivity, meaning they are particularly suitable for industrial applications and 3D measurement tasks. 

VRmDC-14 camera with Sony IC445 CCD sensor
The VRmDC-14 camera model is equipped with a 1/3" Sony ICX445 CCD sensor with progressive scan interline transfer that has a resolution of 1.25 megapixels (1296 x 966 pixels). The camera produces up to 28 images per second.

VRmDFC-22 and VRmDFC-42 camera models with global shutter CMOS sensors
With the VRmDFC-22 and the VRmDFC-42 VRmagic presents two cameras with a combination of DaVinci dual core processor, FPGA and CMOS sensors with global shutter. The 2/3" CMV 2000 sensor from CMOSIS has a resolution of 2.2 megapixels (2048 x 1088) and produces 28 images per second. The square CMV 4000 sensor offers a 4.2 megapixel resolution (2048 x 2048) with an update rate of 15 fps.

Available designs and features
The new camera models are available in monochrome and colour, as a board-level version or in high-quality aluminium housing with C-mount. All intelligent cameras by VRmagic are equipped with the DaVinci processor from Texas Instruments, featuring a 300 MHz ARM9 processor running the Linux operating system, and a 600 MHz DSP with 4800 MIPs that is entirely available for image processing tasks. The cameras are equipped with 256 MB RAM and a 512 MB flash module. The supported interfaces include Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host, RS232 and General Purpose I/O, Analog Video Output as well as optionally digital Video-Output and Audio interface. With a standard Debian Linux operating system, the intelligent camera provides developers with a convenient platform for programming their own applications and transferring them to the camera by means of cross-compilers. Host system and camera have the same API.

OEM Backend DVI or HMI Cameras from VRMagicDVI or HDMI Output for Intelligent OEM Cameras

For  its Linux-based intelligent cameras VRmagic now offers a back end with Picoblade™ connectors for Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host, RS232 and General Purpose I/O, Analog Video Output. Additionally, a PCB with DVI or HDMI output can be connected to the cameras. The external board is connected with the PCB stack via a flexible printed circuit cable (FPC).  Synchronized image recording and display is possible via DVI or HDMI up to 60 Hz.

All intelligent cameras by VRmagic are equipped with the DaVinci processor from Texas Instruments, featuring a 300 MHz ARM9 processor running the Linux operating system, and a 600 MHz DSP with 4800 MIPs that is entirely available for image processing tasks. The cameras are equipped with 256 MB RAM and a 512 MB flash module. The supported interfaces include Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host, RS232 and General Purpose I/O, Analog Video Output as well as optionally digital Video-Output and Audio interface. With a standard Debian Linux operating system, the intelligent camera provides developers with a convenient platform for programming their own applications and transferring them to the camera by means of cross-compilers. Host system and camera have the same API.