With more than 1.2 million boards sold, a wealth of functions and an unbeatable price, the tiny Raspberry Pi has revolutionized the ARM-based embedded mini computer market. To help vision system integrators take full advantage of ARM, IDS Imaging Development Systems has engineered a special Linux driver for the Raspberry Pi for feasibility studies.
When the Raspberry Pi is combined with the new IDS driver and an IDS USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 camera, inexpensive applications for kiosk systems, microscopy, or the ITS sector are simple to implement. The recently introduced USB 2 uEye XS camera -- with its built-n autofocus lens and wealth of automatic functions -- is ideal for the Raspberry Pi. The XS offers the usability normally associated with consumer cameras, yet also delivers excellent image quality both in high resolution still shots as well as Full HD video.
Further developments of the driver are in the pipeline. Special porting and custom projects are available upon request. Visit the IDS website to download the driver's alpha version. Please note that currently no technical support is available for the Raspberry Pi implementation.
IDS is a leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras and frame grabbers. The company was founded by Jürgen Hartmann and Armin Vogt in 1997. Their mission then and now is to develop, manufacture and distribute industrial grade imaging components with an excellent price/performance ratio and maximum ease of use.
IDS is internationally represented by subsidiaries in the USA, Japan and France as well as through a network of distributors. About half of IDS employees are engineers in hardware and software development as well as applications engineering.
IDS customers include OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers in the industrial, security, scientific and medical industries. Over 250,000 IDS frame grabbers and 140,000 USB and GigE uEye cameras are in use worldwide today.