The Need for SpeedRecently, the demands for high speed cameras continue to climb as data must be captured at higher and higher rates, eliminating latency and allowing for a true “real-time” experience. High speed cameras have graduated from the common 24 fps (frames-per-second) found in motion pictures to over 1,000 fps, and this is just scratching the surface. Some studies suggest that cameras used to study the nature of light will soon be able to reach 1 trillion fps. So what does all of this mean summed up? In order to record, capture, and transfer these images at high resolutions requires up to 24Gbps of aggregate data. Such accuracy is not just determined by a good camera lens or aperture, but also by the components inside the camera. This is especially true in rugged or industrial environments employing Machine Vision standards.
Samtec Supports Machine VisionToday, high speed cameras are used for much more than just capturing selfies and surveying 7-11 convenience stores. Entire industries rely on the accuracy and reliability of Machine Vision to sense objects, observe processes, and diagnose problems. For example, in a high speed production line, such as a printing press, cameras are set up to “see” the mechanical system with various lenses, frame grabbers, and sensors. Once an error has occurred, the captured data can be analyzed using pre and post-cursor values to determine what caused the breakdown. Most of the time, this is observed frame by frame to spot exactly when and where there is an issue. To support such a precise standard like Machine Vision, Samtec offers a variety of interconnect solutions for high frame rate cameras. Consider some of the following applications.
High Resolution CamerasHigh resolution cameras often feature frame rates in the thousands and are capable of providing real-time feedback with near-zero latency. This can mean very high data rates and clear signals. Solutions we offer include:
- HDR Cable Assemblies
- ECUO FireFly Optical Cable (this is available as a design-in option)