Machine Vision Camera
- Sunday, 01 December 2013
Measuring 23 × 26.5 × 21.5 mm (.9 × 1.04 × .84"), the uEye™ XS from IDS Imaging Development Systems (Woburn, MA) delivers images from distances of 10 cm, either automatically or manually using software. The associated API function also enables the current focus position to be read. Digital zoom allows continuous enlargement of smaller sections of the image. A range of automatic image control functions, including auto white balance, auto gain, and auto exposure time, are performed in the camera itself.
Featuring the 5-megapixel Aptina™ CMOS sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 μm, the uEye™ XS camera delivers images in a choice of seven fixed formats ranging from 5 MP (2592 × 1944) to basic VGA (640 × 480). Frame rate is freely adjustable for long or short exposures, and at full 5MB resolution the XS will capture 15 fps. Binning can be used to achieve frame rates as high as 30 fps. The camera connects via standard USB 2.0 and a mini-B socket, with power supply provided by the bus cable. A reinforced magnesium housing helps the device withstand heavy use and demanding industrial environments.