Nevertheless, USB3 vision cameras offer a whole range of advantages, such as their space-saving size, small connectors and high bandwidth with low CPU load. Many of the current embedded ARM systems also benefit from this.
Reinventing the embedded vision camera: The Allied Vision Alvium series is an innovative embedded camera platform that addresses the limitations associated with current cameras for embedded applications and offers system designers a previously unknown level of freedom.
Measuring only 49.5 x 29 x 29 mm this entry level camera is an excellent price/performance offering from Allied Vision. With CCD, CMOS, CMOS with increased infrared sensitivity and a polarisation sensor, there are plenty of options to suit various applications.