Vision Components has introduced the VCSBC4012 camera, thereby extending its VC BoardCam range of intelligent cameras without a housing, suitable for demanding industrial applications. The 5 Megapixel units are designed especially for OEM manufacturers.
All components are installed on a board measuring 40 x 120mm, which makes it easy to integrate the unit into a wide range of applications. The VCSBC4012 features a CMOS sensor with a freely programmable resolution up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels. Its key components are a 400MHz processor from Texas Instruments with a 3,200MIPS computing power. At full resolution, the frame rate is 11.6fps. VGA skipping allows for a maximum frame rate of 102fps. The VCSBC4012 comes with 64MB DRAM for program and data storage. An Ethernet interface allows for integration into existing automation environments. Two digital inputs and four outputs (open collector) are additionally available. The intelligent camera, which is available as a colour or black-and-white model, is suitable for use in low-light conditions. An electronic rolling shutter ensures short exposure times.