e-con Systems releases Tara USB 3.0 camera

  • July 12, 2016
  • e-con Systems
e-con Systems releases Tara USB 3.0 camera
e-con Systems releases Tara USB 3.0 camera

July 12, 2016 - e-con Systems Inc., anembedded camera solution company, announced the launch of Tara, a USB 3.0 Stereo vision camera. Tara is based on the 1/3-inch MT9V024, a WVGA Global shutter monochrome CMOS image sensor from OnSemi. The Tara supports Stereo WVGA (1504x480) at 60fps over USB 3.0 in uncompressed format. This Stereo vision camera provides synchronized sensor frames to the host machine over USB 3.0 interface.

Tara is bundled with a Software Development Kit (SDK) with full source code for application development on top of OpenCV, enabling customers to develop their own Stereo Vision Camera based applications. e-con Systems also provides sample applications with source code, demonstrating synchronous stereo image capture, depth measurement , disparity map and point cloud. In addition to this, customers can also develop their Stereo Vision Camera algorithms on top of Tara SDK or integrate Tara directly in their product design.

TARA with a form factor 100 x 30 x 35mm consists of two OnSemi's 1/3 inch MT9V024 CMOS image sensors separated by an 'inter-ocular distance' or 'base line' of 60 mm and pre-calibrated lens pair mounted on S-Mount holder (Also known as M12 lens mount). The MT9V024 enhanced NIR pixel process provides excellent image quality in IR illuminated applications also. With USB 3.0 interface to the host PC, TARA can stream uncompressed Stereo WVGA format (1504*480) or in other words two WVGA (752x480) at 60 fps. The other resolutions supported are VGA (cropped) at 60 fps and QVGA (640*420) at 60 fps. It also has ability to capture still images. The Tara has a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and for each frame the IMU data is transferred to the application layer. TARA is a UVC-compliant USB 3.0 Camera that is also backward compatible with USB2.0 host ports and does not require any special camera drivers to be installed in the host PC. The brightness and exposure can be controlled from the application using the standard UVC controls.

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