(Item no.: MER-160-227U3C)


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.

Specification MER-160-227U3C


Color/Mono Color
Resolution 1440x1080
Sensor Type IMX273
Optical Size 1/2.9''
Pixel Size 3.45um
Frame rate 227fps
Shutter type Global Shutter
ADC Bith Depth 10bit
Pixel Bit Depth 8bit, 10bit
Shutter time 20us~1s
Digital gain TBD
Pixel Data Formats BayerRG8 / BayerRG10
Synchronization Hardware trigger, software trigger
I/O 1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 2 GPIOs
Operating Temp. 0℃~45℃
Operating Humidity 10%~80%
Power Consumption <2.5W
Lens Mount C
Dimensions 29x29x29mm
Weight 57g
Software Windows XP/7/8/10 32 and 64 bit
Data Interface USB3.0
Programmable control Image size, gain, Exposure time, trigger polarity, flash polarity etc.
Conformity RoHS, CE, USB3 Vision GenICam


Color Camera

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

With I/O

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)
We have developed a new lineup of CMOS image sensors for industrial  applications.  This  lineup  includes  optical  size-type  1/2.9  CMOS  image  sensors  with  approximately  1.58M  effective pixels that enable high resolution and high-speed imaging without  distortion,  and  CMOS  image  sensors  with  approximately 0.4M effective pixels that achieve even higher resolution and higher-speed imaging by increasing the pixel size.
The  lineup  includes  monochrome  products  that  use  a  MIPI  interface (CSI-2-compliant) for sensing applications. All  of  the  products  in  this  lineup  use  the  same  package  to  ensure  pin  compatibility,  enabling  camera  design  using  the same footprint pattern for the drive board.

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€ 206,00
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10 working days