USB 3.1 Gen 1 uEye LE with USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery also powers your camera peripherals
Thanks to USB Power Delivery in the USB 3.1 Gen 1 board-level cameras, you will save space and money and won't need a power supply.
The board-level version of the uEye LE USB 3.1 Gen 1 has a USB Type-C connector, which offers a variable power supply for your camera peripherals at the I/O connector. This ranges from 5 to 15 V at an output of 1 A each. The USB Power Delivery (PD) capabilities are negotiated between the camera (upstream facing port) and the host (downstream facing port) via the specified PD protocol. You can select the available power profiles for the I/O voltage using the uEye API.
The variable power supply at the I/O connector of the uEye camera can only be used if the camera is connected to a USB PD-capable power provider using a USB Type-C full-featured cable. The camera itself does not need a variable power supply. Camera peripherals, such as an LED light, can be powered at voltages of up to 15 V using the surplus electrical power requested without requiring an additional power supply unit. To do so, the camera acts as a PD consumer and requests the power it needs for itself and the light from the host PC using a USB 3.1 Type-C cable and PD protocol. This not only saves space but also reduces the cost of any necessary power electronics. USB Power Delivery in the uEye LE USB 3.1 Gen 1 is therefore a "smart potentiometer" for your camera peripherals.