Among other applications, The Imaging Source USB and FireWire CCD cameras are also used for industrial purposes. Most of these applications require a trigger input and general purpose digital I/Os. These features are provided by all USB cameras whose product code contains a "BU" (e.g. DMK 21BU04, DFK 41BU02.H, etc.) and all FireWire cameras whose product code contains a "BF" (e.g. DMK 31BF03-Z, DBK 41BF02, etc.).
The trigger input of all these cameras is realized by a BNC connector and thus very easy to access. The access of the digital I/Os depends very much on the application. Therefore, basically all cameras offer a pin header that can be accessed through a hole in the backplane of the camera.
For all users who prefer to access the digital I/Os using an external connector, The Imaging Source offers cameras with a 12-pin Hirose connector on the backplane. The product code of these cameras ends with the suffix ".H" (e.g. DMK 21BU04.H, DFK 41BF02.H, etc.)
This series of blog posts describes the use of all The Imaging Source USB and FireWire CCD cameras that provide an external trigger as well as digital I/Os.
The following steps describe the use of the most commonly used digital input - the trigger:
To be continued...
Post published by TIS Marketing on June 2, 2008.
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