VRmagic (Mannheim, Germany) has introduced the VRmDAVC-2, an intelligent version of the company’s USB frame grabber. In combination with analog cameras, the frame grabber provides users with a platform that performs image processing tasks autonomously.Built upon the established D2 platform, the VRmDAVC-2 is a programmable Linux-based device. The D2 platform features a 300 MHz ARM9 processor, a 600 MHz DSP, 256 MB RAM, and 512 MB flash memory. Image data may either be processed directly or transmitted via Ethernet for further processing. The embedded platform also allows the direct connection of peripherals and control of equipment via RS-232 or GPIOs.
The VRmagic API offers image data access from any PC. Other characteristics of the frame grabber include: PAL and NTSC resolution, UBIFS file system, pre-configured tool chain with cross compiler, SVideo (input and output), Y/C input, HDMI output adapter board (only OEM), 100 Mbit Ethernet on RJ45, USB 2.0 host, MPE-Garry Micro T connector, Hirose DF14-15P, and a 5 V power supply. The VRmDAVC-2 is available with a Pico interface board, which includes an RGB888 interface.