12 Mar 2013
The new D3 intelligent camera platform by Mannheim manufacturer VRmagic features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 RIS MPU with floating point unit, running Ubuntu 12.04 as a 32 bit operating system, and a 700 MHz C674x VLIW-DSP with FPU as a coprocessor. 2 GB DDR3-800 RAM and 16 GB Flash on-board are available as memory. Furthermore, the new camera platform is characterised by a Gigabit Ethernet interface and a real-time clock.
"During development of the new camera platform, the focus was not only on increasing performance and storage capacity" says Oliver Menken, Director Sales & Marketing at VRmagic. "It has always been our strategic aim to design a platform that offers even more flexibility to our customers. The increased number of key features results in a greater degree of freedom for the development of cost-efficient and customized embedded cameras."
For the development of imaging applications the extended software portfolio
ranges from open source software to CVB Embedded from STEMMER IMAGING. The
popular tools CVB Manto and CVB Minos have been optimised for the new
In addition, the new camera platform provides a USB interface, up to 44 GPIOs, an optional second Gigabit Ethernet interface, Audio in/out, a HDMI output, a RGB888 interface as input or output, as well as an S-Video output and a bootable SD card.
The German camera manufacturer VRmagic Imaging offers a broad product portfolio of machine vision components ranging from ready-to-use industrial cameras to individually configurable OEM designs.