Fast and compact USB 3.0 camera family

Innovative USB 3.0 industrial camera from IDS

With its newest USB 3.0 camera, IDS will certainly set trends in the industrial camera market. More than 9 years of experience in the development and sale of USB cameras has consistently been implemented in the new camera family. The 29 x 29 x 29 mm small camera housing is not only compact, but due to its magnesium casing it is also lightweight and robust.

The camera is perfectly suited for industrial applications, offering trigger, flash and pulse width modulation as well as two GPIOs (General Purpose I / O), which can also be changed into a serial interface (RS232). Hence, peripheral devices can easily be triggered or controlled. Thanks to the micro USB 3.0 connector and the available fittings, the camera is also perfectly suited for harsh industrial environments.

However, the USB 3.0 uEye CP boasts a range of additional outstanding features: brightness corrections are realized by a comfortable 12-bit lookup table and hardware gamma. 12-bit color depth offers a by factor 16 increased level of detail compared to the usual 8 bit. Hardware based data preprocessing saves additional resources.

Of course, IDS’ own proven software package for Windows and Linux with 32/64 bit drivers, demo programs and source code in C + +, C # and VB also supports the USB 3.0 eye CP camera family. Hence, mixed operation of IDS USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and GigE cameras is a breeze.

The new USB 3.0 interface, which is also called SuperSpeed USB, offers a significant advantage compared to common interfaces: A tenfold increased data rate up to 400 MByte/ s compared to USB 2.0’s 40 MByte /s or 100 Mbytes /s for GigE. The USB 3.0 high-performance interface thus allows simple and easy implementation and operation of multi-camera systems. As USB 3.0 is also downward compatible the continued use of existing USB 2.0 systems is no issue. These features plus the extensive availability of the universal USB interface guarantees a long-term investment security.

Initially, three different sensors will be available for the new USB 3.0 uEye camera family, ranging from VGA to 5 Megapixel. For more detailed information visit

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