USB2 camera processes and stores images

Camelot is a family of digital cameras for machine-vision applications with fast USB2 connection and embedded digital signal processor.

Camelot is a family of digital cameras for machine-vision applications with fast USB2 connection and embedded digital signal processor capable of performing advanced image-processing algorithms on the camera on the fly and of storing a buffer of images on the camera without the need to send all images to a PC. The cameras are intended for medical and industrial applications requiring high image quality and performance. The cameras support an external trigger, and are available with optional GPIO board and Ethernet connection. They feature on-board 64-Mbyte DDR and 8-Mbyte flash memory.
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PRESS RELEASE

Fast USB2 digital camera With stackable card design & Embedded DSP Capability

INTRODUCTION

Camelot is a family of digital cameras for machine vision applications with fast USB2 connection and embedded digital signal processor capable of performing advanced image processing algorithms on the camera on the fly and capable of storing a buffer of images on the camera without the need to send all images to the PC. The cameras are intended for medical and industrial applications requiring superior image quality high performance and yet attractive pricing.

Camelot Series Features
Compact design
Board level option
Micro lens support
External trigger support
Optional GPIO Board
Optional Ethernet connection
Sub resolutions
Configurable ROI
Electronic shutter
Controllable Gain
On board 64MByte DDR
Internal / External LED support On board 8MByte Flash
Various resolutions
DirectShow Interface
Software Development Kit
Multiple camera support
USB Powered or Self Powered
Hi Sensitivity

MAIN BOARD

The Camelot USB camera requires at least a main DSP board and an image sensor board.

The image sensor board is dependent on the type of sensor board required. The Camelot series is based on the Analog devices BF548 Blackfin DSP processor. The CM-BF548 Core Module is the most powerful Blackfin based single core processor module available, providing exceptional high performance (DDR RAM) and a large number of interfaces. This processor was chosen in order to perform advanced image processing algorithms in very limited space and power applications. It is therefore possible to run the camera on USB power without any need of adding an additional power supply.

Main Board Components
Analog Devices BF548 Processor Unit
Processor Specifications
Up to 1066MMAC (533MHz)
RISC-like register and instruction model
Programmable on-chip voltage regulator
DDR SDRAM Support
Two 16-bit MACs, two 40-bit ALUs, four 8-bit video ALUs
4 DMA pairs
High-speed USB On-the-Go (OTG) with integrated PHY
On board RAM 64MByte DDR-167MHz-8 Meg x 16 x 4 Banks

Flash Memory
8MByte serial flash
32 sectors
Page program (1024/1056 bytes)
Sector erase (256Kbyte)
Dual Interface Data Flash

Communications Interface
USB2 high speed (480Mbps)

Power Source
USB or 5VDC

Connectors
JTAG–Female 12 pin (2x6) 1.27mm pitch
Expansion connector–80 pin-0.5mm pitch 4mm board stacking-Hirose DF17A
Images sensor board connector-40 pin-0.5mm pitch 4mm board stacking-Hirose DF12
USB–Cable connection (modified according to customer requirements)
GPIO-5 pin connector Cvilux CI44-05 board to wire connector

Interfaces Available
USB2
4 x GPIO , 3.3V logic levels
2 x SPI ( via expansion connector )
PPI ( via expansion connector )
JTAG ( via expansion connector )
3 x PWM ( via expansion connector )
2 x UART ( via expansion connector )
I2C ( via expansion connector )
Image sensor board ( via expansion connector )

GPIO Connector
The GPIO connector on the Main board uses a 5-pin plug.
In order to use GPIO, use Cvilux wire to board connector. PN: CI44-05S0000
And crimp pins. PN: CI44T011PP0

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