USB3 Vision Camera
The Mercury USB3.0 camera series is an industrial vision camera, with an USB3.0 interface. USB3.0 is an appropriate interface for high resolution and high-speed cameras. Furthermore, this interface is very suitable for embedded platforms such as the Raspberry Pi 3, NVIDIA Jetson TX1, TX2 and Tegra TK1.
This model is interesting for you when your application complies with the following conditions:
- An industrial camera
- Maximum cable length of 4.5 meters
- Only one cable is required to connect the device
- Dimensions are: 29x29x29mm
- Suitable for PC’s and embedded platforms: ARM V7 & ARM V8
- Optional hardware triggering
If more details are required, the manual
can be consulted.
|ADC Bith Depth
|Pixel Bit Depth
||0dB ~ 31dB
|Pixel Data Formats
||Bayer GR8 / Bayer GR10
||Hardware trigger, software trigger
||1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 2 GPIO
||Windows XP/7/8/10 32 and 64 bit
||Image size, gain, Exposure time, trigger polarity, flash polarity etc.
||RoHS, CE, USB3 Vision GenICam
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)
This 1/3-inch format, 1.2 MP imaging device has been designed to address the challenging requirements of automotive in-cabin cameras. The new global shutter sensor allows the camera to “freeze” fast moving scene data, and ensures effective synchronization with pulsed light sources. The AR0135 sensor incorporates a new innovative global shutter pixel design, with 10X lower dark current and 4X higher shutter efficiency vs. previous generation products. These improvements allow the sensor to produce clear, low-noise images, in both low-light and bright scenes, and in high temperature environments. This performance enables the required eye tracking and gesture detection functionality in next generation automotive in-cabin systems.
Features: ON Semiconductor's Next Generation Global Shutter Technology, Superior Low-light Performance, HD Video (720p60), Video/Single Frame Mode, Flexible Row-skip Modes, On-chip AE and Statistics Engine, Parallel and Serial Output.