Raspberry Pi 2 driver enables customers to operate IDS machine vision cameras

April 15, 2015
Read on if you are a user of IDS Imaging Development Systems' machine vision cameras and would like to use Raspberry Pi 2 for your applications.

IDS Imaging Development Systems has developed and released a new free driver for Raspberry Pi 2, which enables users to utilize their IDS machine vision cameras in applications that require low power supply.

The Raspberry Pi 2 is a second generation single-board computer which features a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB RAM. Like the previous model, the Raspberry Pi 2 features four USB ports, 40 GPIO pins, full HDMI support, Ethernet port, camera and display interfaces, Micro SD card slot, and VideoCore IV 3D graphics core. Users looking to utilize their cameras in such applications asprocess monitoring, microscopy, kiosks, or intelligent transportation systems can download the driver for ARMv7 Cortex-A to use Raspberry Pi 2.

Pictured above is IDS’ USB 2uEye XS camera, which the company suggests is ideal for use with the Raspberry Pi 2, due to its built-in autofocus lens, digital zoom, and automatic functions. The camera features a 5 MPixel color CMOS image sensor from Aptina (ON Semiconductor) with a 1.4 µm pixel size that can achieve a frame rate of 30 fps. In addition to the applications noted above, the uEye XS is suitable for use in such applications as scientific imaging, medical imaging, transport, and logistics.

Download theIDS Raspberry Pi 2 driver.

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Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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