VRmagic offers Linux-based, multisensor smart camera

At VISION 2010, VRmagic will present an intelligent, freely programmable multi-sensor camera, able to perform even complex image processing tasks fully independently.

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At the VISION 2010 VRmagic presents a freely programmable intelligent camera with up to four external sensors

At the VISION 2010 in Stuttgart the German-based company VRmagic (Mannheim, Germany) will present an intelligent, freely programmable multi-sensor camera, which is able to perform even complex image processing tasks fully independently. Up to four external sensors can be connected to the central unit of the camera by a flex-foil-cable with LVDS transmission. The multi-sensor camera can produce pixel-synchronous images from several positions, as required for 3D reconstruction of moving objects, for example.

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. Equipped with the DaVinci processor from Texas Instruments, the components feature 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 CAN Bus and PROFIBUS.

The dimensions of the freely positionable external sensors are 28x19 mm. The CMOS sensors with global shutter are available in monochrome or color. The image data is coordinated on a FPGA module with 256 MB RAM.

About VRmagic
Founded in Mannheim, Germany, in 2001, VRmagic develops, manufactures and sells cameras for industrial image processing, optical tracking systems and VR technology, info.imaging@vrmagic.com.

VRmagic at the VISION 2010: Hall 4, Booth 4B72

Source: VRmagic

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