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.
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
Most applications do not require I/O. Applications that need a software trigger or need continuous imaging, do not need I/O. The USB port of a PC provides both power and data communication to the camera. If a I/O connector is not being implemented, both the material costs and development time will be reduced. The result is that L-version cameras are cheaper than the standard USB camera version.
Pixel Bith Depth
Pixel Data Format
Bayer BG8 / Bayer BG10
Hardware trigger, software trigger
1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 2 GPIO
Windows / Linux / Android