USB2 Vision Camera
The Mercury USB2.0 camera series is an industrial vision camera, with an USB2.0 interface. USB2.0 is the most price competitive interface regarding industrial machine vision cameras.
This model is interesting for you when your application complies with the following conditions:
- An inexpensive industrial camera
- Maximum cable length of 5 meters
- Only one cable is required to connect the device
- Dimensions are: 29x29x29mm
- Optional hardware triggering
If more details are required, the manual can be consulted.
|ADC Bith Depth
|Pixel Bit Depth
|Pixel Data Formats
||Bayer GR8 / Bayer GR10
||Hardware trigger, software trigger
||1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 1 GPIO
||Windows XP/7/8/10 32 and 64 bit
||Image size, gain, Exposure time, trigger polarity, flash polarity etc.
A color camera makes use of a Bayer pattern to produce a colored image. The RGB value of every pixel is being calculated by taking the value of a pixel, in combination with all the values of neighboring pixels. This results into less sharp images than those of a monochrome camera.
Due to the RGB filter on the pixels, every single pixel, considering white light, on average has 66% less photons than a monochrome camera. Which makes a color camera less light sensitive than a monochrome one. To compensate this, the following options are available:
- Increase the amount of light
- Increase the gain
- Increase shutter speed / exposure time
- Select a more light sensitive sensor
- Select a more light sensitive lens
The I/O connector from a USB camera is an 8 pin HR25 Hirose connector, which is a standard in the industrial machine vision market. This camera has an input that can be used as a hardware trigger for the device. The output of the camera can be used to trigger a light source, for example: LED. Furthermore, the camera has two GPIO’s (General Purpose Input/ Output) which can be programmed by using our SDK. The electrical diagrams to use the I/O connector are provided in the manual.
Information sensor manufacturer
(Please note that not all sensor features may be implemented)
General Description: The Aptina® MT9T001 is a QXGA-format 1/2-inch CMOS active-pixel digital image sensor with an active imaging pixel array of 2,048H x 1,536V. It incorporates sophisticated camera functions on-chip such as windowing, column and row skip mode, and snapshot mode. It is programmable through a simple two-wire serial interface. The 3-megapixel CMOS image sensor features Aptina’s breakthrough low-noise CMOS imaging technology that achieves CCD image quality (based on signal-to noise ratio and low-light sensitivity) while maintaining the inherent size, cost, and integration advantages of CMOS.
Features: High frame rate, Global reset release, Horizontal and vertical binning, Column and row skip modes, Superior low-light performance, Low dark current, Simple two-wire serial interface, Programmable controls: Gain, frame rate, frame size, exposure, Pin-for-pin compatible with Aptina’s 1.3-megapixel
MT9M001 and 2-megapixel MT9D001. Applications: Digital still cameras, Digital video cameras, Converged DSCs/camcorders.