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Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Sony Adds Windows XPe Compatibility for Smart Camera

Rugged and Robust Smart Camera

The XCI-SX1’s imaging is built around Sony’s ½-inch SXGA Progressive Scan B&W CCD with square pixels and operates at 15fps at SXGA resolution and 34fps at VGA. Shutter speed in monitoring mode can run from 2 to 1/100,000th of a second, and 1/15th to 1/50,000th of a second in trigger mode. Gain control ranges from 0 to 18dB in 1dB steps. Other functions include on/off gamma, negative/positive reverse, binarization, binning and partial scan.

The camera’s IT infrastructure begins with AMD’s Geode™ GX533 400Mhz processor with MontaVista™ Linux operating system pre-installed and Windows XPe compatibility, which is offered as a downloadable SDK option. A high-speed 128MB CompactFlash card (upgradable to 2GB) serves as storage for the OS and ample space for applications, while the BIOS takes up 8MB of flash ROM. A fast 256MB DDR-SDRAM module provides ample volatile memory for high performance throughout. The I/O includes a standard RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet jack, a RS-232C serial connector for remote control, a PC monitor output, a USB 1.1 connector for a keyboard, mouse and a trigger connector. Sony, Park Ridge, N.J.

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