Small USB cameras offer multiple image rates

JANUARY 29, 2009--The small-form-factor VRmC-8+ and VRmC-9+/BW USB 2.0 cameras are equipped with a 1/2-in. CMOS sensor with rolling shutter and standard mini USB B connection with high-speed USB 2.0 (EHCI), which is also used for power supply.

Jan 29th, 2009

JANUARY 29, 2009--The small-form-factor VRmC-8+ and VRmC-9+/BW USB 2.0 cameras are equipped with a 1/2-in. CMOS sensor with rolling shutter and standard mini USB B connection with high-speed USB 2.0 (EHCI), which is also used for power supply. The color camera (VRmC-8+) operates with the Bayer RGB matrix. Pixel size is 3.2 x 3.2 μm. Possible image rates are 13 images/s with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, 35 images/s with 1024 x 768 pixels, or 50 images/s with 640 x 480 pixels. The monochrome model (VRmC-9+/BW) has a pixel size of 5.2 x 5.2 μm. Possible image rates are 30 images/s with 1280 x 1024 pixels or 109 images/s with 640 x 480 pixels. No additional frame grabber hardware is required for camera operation.
VRmagic
Mannheim, Germany
www.vrmagic.com

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VRmagic presents two new USB cameras with a small form factor

Mannheim. VRmagic now offers two new USB 2.0 cameras with a small form factor in board and housing versions: the VRmC-8+ and VRmC-9+/BW. The board dimensions are 32x32 mm. The high-quality aluminum housing with outer dimensions of 36x36x27 mm has a C-mount connection for standard lenses.

The cameras are equipped with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor with rolling shutter and also feature a standard mini USB B connection with high-speed USB 2.0 (EHCI), which is also used for power supply.

The color camera VRmC-8+ operates with the Bayer RGB matrix. The pixel size is 3.2 μm x 3.2 μm. Possible image rates are 13 images per second with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, 35 images per second with 1024 x 768 pixels or 50 images per second with 640 x 480 pixels.

The monochrome model VRmC-9+/BW has a pixel size of 5.2 μm x 5.2 μm. Possible image rates are 30 images per second with 1280 x 1024 pixels or 109 images per second with 640 x 480 pixels.

Like all cameras from VRmagic, the new models offer freely programmable exposure times, access to uncompressed raw sensor data, a latency-optimized software trigger, time stamps and frame counters, memory for nine user configurations on the camera, 24 kB memory for user data, e.g. calibration data, on the camera, as well as freely definable regions of interest. No additional frame grabber hardware is required for camera operation. Parallel operation of several cameras is no problem at all.

The scope of delivery includes the comprehensive Software Development Kit from VRmagic, including C API and freely usable demonstration source codes. The image processing libraries CommonVisionBlox, ActivVision Tools and Halcon are supported.

For further information please contact: info@vrmagic.com Or see www.vrmagic.com

About VRmagic
Founded in Mannheim, Germany, in 2001, VRmagic develops, manufactures and sells cameras for industrial image processing, optical tracking systems and VR technology. A second business division specializes in simulators for surgical training.

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