The highly compact intelligent cameras from Vision Components' VC nano series are now optionally available as board cameras or in a protective IP68 enclosure. Easy to integrate into machines, they provide cost-efficient, high-performance image processing, especially when combined with the tested and proven software tools from Vision Components.
Various software programs are available for a maximum range of applications: VC Barcode Reader for fast and reliable 1D code detection, VC Smart Reader for the detection of Data Matrix codes, and VC Smart Finder for contour-based object recognition.
Based on a board that is populated on both sides, VC nano cameras reach ultra-compact dimensions of 40 x 65mm or 80 x 45 x 20mm. An additional hardware variant further facilitates integration: several models are available with a remote camera head measuring merely 22 x 22 x 19.5mm and featuring a connection cable of up to a few metres length for maximum installation flexibility.
Depending on the model, the cameras feature either 300, 400 or 700MHz DSPs with a maximum computing power of 5,600MIPS – like all VC cameras, they are therefore capable of independently executing all image processing routines.
Images are recorded by means of a global shutter CMOS sensor with a maximum resolution of 5 Megapixels. Up to 128MB DDRAM and up to 32MB Flash are available for program and image storage. A freely programmable 100Mb Ethernet interface allows for live video output on a PC. Two digital inputs and four outputs are available for integration into existing automation environments. Furthermore, a Power over Ethernet power supply will shortly be available for smart cameras.