Ettlingen, Germany Vision Components GmbH has extended its VC BoardCam family of intelligent cameras without a housing, targeted at industrial applications, with the introduction of the VCSBC4012 camera. The 5-megapixel units are designed for OEM manufacturers.
All components of the VCSBC4012 camera are installed on a board measuring 40 x 120 mm, which makes it easy to integrate into a wide range of applications. The VCSBC4012 features a CMOS sensor with a programmable resolution up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels and a TI 400-MHz processor with a 3,200 MIPS computing power. It also comes with 64-MB DRAM, an Ethernet interface as well as two digital inputs and four outputs (open collector).
The intelligent camera, which is available as a color or black-and-white model, is suitable for use in low-light conditions. An electronic rolling shutter ensures short exposure times. At full resolution, the frame rate is 11.6 fps. VGA skipping allows for a maximum frame rate of 102 fps.
Pricing: Available now, the VCSBC4012 single-board smart camera is priced at approximately $580 in quantities of 100+.
Technical manual: VCSBC4012 single-board smart camera
Vision Components, www.vision-components.com