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New Driver for the Raspberry Pi

POSTED 08/06/2013

With more than 1.2 million boards sold, a wealth of functions and an unbeatable price, the tiny Raspberry Pi has revolutionized the ARM-based embedded mini computer market. To help vision system integrators take full advantage of ARM, IDS Imaging Development Systems has engineered a special Linux driver for the Raspberry Pi for feasibility studies.
When the Raspberry Pi is combined with the new IDS driver and an IDS USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 camera, inexpensive applications for kiosk systems, microscopy, or the ITS sector are simple to implement. The recently introduced USB 2 uEye XS camera -- with its built-n autofocus lens and wealth of automatic functions --  is ideal for the Raspberry Pi. The XS offers the usability normally associated with consumer cameras, yet also delivers excellent image quality both in high resolution still shots as well as Full HD video.
Further developments of the driver are in the pipeline. Special porting and custom projects are available upon request. Visit to download the driver's alpha version. Please note that currently no technical support is available for the Raspberry Pi implementation.  

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