The innovative developing engineers from EVT have added the lightning-swift EyeCheck 9000 smart camera series to the industrial camera market. As with all smart cameras of the EyeCheck series, the EC9000 comes with the EyeVision image processing software. Standard version is default, but the user can also upgrade to the Professional version or add a few special commands such as the pattern matching command „KeyMatch“ or the code- and OCR-Reading commands (OCR/OCV, bar code, DMC, QR, etc.)
Concerning the camera sensor, there are various possibilities. The standard sensor is a CMOS matrix gray-scale sensor. But there are also other options, such as e.g. a color sensor for color inspections, or line scan and thermal imaging sensors.
The EyeCheck 9000 has a complete SDK for the programming of FPGAs, which means that the integrated FPGA can be programmed freely. Therefore the EC9xxx cameras have ZYNQ boards. The EyeCheck 9xxx-15 has the Raze1-15 board with 74K Logic Cells and a maximum frequency of 667 MHz (-1) up to 766 MHz (-2). The EC9xxx-30 has a Raze1-30 ZYNQ board, which has 125K Logic Cells and a maximum frequency of 667 MHz up to 800 MHz. Additionally, both boards have a Dual ARM Cortex A9 MPCore with CoreSight.
In addition there are hardware features such as for example 8 in- and outputs, the GigE and RS232 interfaces (optionally USB 2.0), as well as a LVDS interface. Thanks to the M12 connector and the robust housing, the camera has a protection class of IP65. The EC9xxx smart camera series has also a mini-PCI-Express card and 2 x Micro-USB connectors.
An important advantage is the easy integration via the EVT hardware access (e.g. image data, IO-digitalization, or various busses) with the EVT IP-Core such as e.g. for Vivado.
The integrated EyeVision software combines a graphical, ready-to-use user interface and a variety of libraries for C/C++ programming. The camera provides plug-and-play features with versatile programming possibilities.