IDS Imaging Development Systems has started the serial production of
the USB 3 uEye CP camera series with six different models. The
superfast USB 3.0 interface offers data transfer rates of up to 400
MByte per second, which is 10 times USB 2.0, 5 times Firewire 800 and
3.5 times GigE speed.
Hence, the interface thus bridges the gap between conventional
interfaces and the high performance modern sensors. By combining the
USB 3.0 interface with the uEye camera design, the cameras already
fulfill all of today's and tomorrow’s expectations for the
industrial camera market.
The camera series currently boasts three different sensors. Monochrome
and color sensors from Aptina and e2v offer resolutions from Wide VGA
to 5 Megapixel.
The 5 Megapixel Aptina sensor (MT9P006) already boasts the new A-Pix
pixel technology with a deeper photo diode and light guide and an
increased sensivity of up to 30 %.
In the coming months IDS plans to upgrade the current sensor portfolio
with new high performance and high resolution sensors CMOS and CCD
sensors up to 10 Megapixel from e2v, CMOSIS and Sony. The new e2v
EV76C661 sensor particularly suits all near infrared applications with
40 % efficiency at 850 nm and a maximum quantum efficiency of 80 %.
The USB 3 uEye CP cameras offer a range of great hardware features
including trigger, flash and two GPIOs, which can also serve as a
serial RS232 interface to control external devices.
Due to the integrated power supply and compact size (29x29x29 mm) the
cameras are not only well suited for embedded systems but a great
variety of applications: Particularly for 3D imaging within process
automation, bodywork inspection, medical engineering, robotics or
Users of the new USB 3 uEye CP camera series also benefit from
excellent image quality, high frame rates and the well-known ease of
use of the uEye SDK.
More detailed information is available on www.ids-imaging.com/