29 Feb 2012
For its Linux-based intelligent cameras the German camera manufacturer VRmagic now offers a back end with Picoblade miniature connectors for Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host, RS232 and General Purpose I/O, Analogue Video Output. Additionally, a PCB with DVI or HDMI output can be connected to the cameras. The external board is connected with the PCB stack via a flexible printed circuit cable (FPC). Synchronized image recording and display is possible via DVI or HDMI up to 60 Hz.
All smart cameras by VRmagic are equipped with the DaVinci processor from Texas Instruments, featuring a 300 MHz ARM9 processor running the Linux operating system, and a 600 MHz DSP with 4800 MIPs that is entirely available for imaging tasks. The cameras are equipped with 256 MB RAM and a 512 MB flash module.
The intelligent camera provides developers with a convenient platform for programming their own image processing algorithms on their host system and transferring them to the camera's DSP and ARM processor by means of cross- compilers. Host system and camera have the same API.