In many applications progress is measured by advancing miniaturization,
so every cubic millimeter of installation space counts. The new MXG
board level camera series from Baumer is the solution for applications
that demand this high level of flexibility. The separate sensor board
measures only 28 x 28 mm, hardly larger than a 2-Euro coin. It is
connected to the system circuit board via flexprint. This allows the
cameras to be individually integrated even into small, cramped
installation spaces in almost any mechanical design.
The new camera series comprises eight models – four monochrome
and four color cameras with resolutions ranging from VGA up to 4
megapixels. Besides the powerful Sony CCD sensors, the series will
feature a 4 megapixel CMOS sensor from CMOSIS for the first time in a
board level camera. The first camera model of the new series will be
presented at the VISION 2011 in Stuttgart, featuring VGA resolution and
a 140 frames/s transfer capability.
A lot of technology has been incorporated into this small system. While
Trigger Delay simplifies synchronization between the application and
the camera, the sequencer makes it much easier to capture image series
with changing acquisition parameters. Both Packet Delay and
Transmission Delay modes are available to support reliable data
transfer in multi-camera operation. Storable user sets simplify camera
integration, and the GigE standard interface with Power over Ethernet
can be used to reduce integration and maintenance costs.
More information at http://www.baumer.com/