VCSBC quadro, the Intelligent Multiple Head Camera Platform
The VCSBC quadro provides ports for one up to four sensor heads and is thus a cost-efficient platform for all kinds of multi-sensor solutions.
It is, for example, an ideal solution for applications that require a high resolution along the x or y axis, since up to four sensor heads can be installed in a row. The intelligent camera synchronizes overlapping parts of pictures taken by neighboring sensors. It compiles the individual pictures with a 752 x 480 pixel resolution (Wide VGA) into a complete 3.008 x 480 pixel image. The hardware design ensures synchronous operation of all connected sensors: a trigger signal initiates image capture at the exact same instant of time. The VCSBC quadro can therefore also be used as a low-cost stereo camera. It provides 32 MB Flash and 128 MB DDRAM for program and image storage. The integrated processor has a computing power of 5.600 MIPS. An Ethernet interface and an optional RS232 interface enable integration into automation environments.