USB 3.0 delivers a staggering ten-fold increase in data rate compared to USB 2.0, as well as a four-fold increase over Gigabit Ethernet, making these new IDS cameras ideal for demanding multi-camera systems and 3D applications.
Amazingly compact at only 29 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm and weighing a mere 46 grams, the cameras are perfect for any vision applications where space is at a premium. Depending on application requirements, customers can choose from either e2v or Aptina CMOS sensors ranging from VGA to 5-megapixel resolution.
Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only general purpose USB 3.0 device controller. The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power and the FX3 provides interfaces to connect to serial peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C and I2S. By using the ultra-flexible 32-bit, 100 MHz General Programmable Interface (GPIF II), engineers can SuperSpeed their design, adding USB 3.0 to almost any device.
“We are excited to introduce the game-changing USB 3.0 uEye CP Camera Series to North America at The Vision Show,” said Alexander Balz CTO of IDS. “We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality medical and machine vision cameras, and the faster USB 3.0 interface gives us the ability to do this. The Cypress USB 3.0 EZ-USB FX3 controller allows ultimate flexibility in our design and provides ground-breaking performance for our customers.”
“The 5 Gbps speed, 900 mA bus power, plug-and-play ease of use and mass adoption makes USB 3.0 an ideal standard for high-quality cameras,” stated Mark Fu, Sr. Marketing Director for Cypress’s USB 3.0 Business Unit. “IDS Imaging has long been a promoter of the USB standard with their USB-based cameras, and the USB 3.0 uEye Series cameras truly embody the type of performance and quality that can be achieved when using USB 3.0 and the Cypress EZ-USB FX3 controller.”